Rest appoints Group Executive Corporate Services


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Rest, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds with more than 1.9 million members, today announced the appointment of a new Group Executive as part of a refreshed internal structure to drive superior member and employer experience.
Gemma Kyle has been appointed Group Executive of the newly formed Corporate Services group, focused on driving a strong and strategic risk management approach across Rest.
The role will lead a diversified team incorporating financial strategy and management; accounting services; company secretariat and legal; audit and risk management; and compliance.
“This important role leads a highly skilled team delivering sound financial management, highly commercial legal and compliance capability, and robust risk governance frameworks to ensure our members rights are protected. I am delighted to welcome Gemma to the Rest executive team,” said Vicki Doyle, Rest’s Chief Executive Officer.

Gemma joined Rest in 2018 and as Group Executive Corporate Services will lead one of six newly created internal groups designed to support and drive the continued delivery of an outstanding experience for members and employers. 

Prior to joining Rest, Gemma worked across Federal Government, engineering and financial services. Most recently she worked on the separation of MLC Life insurance from NAB and established their first-line risk, compliance and financial crime capabilities.

The appointment follows the recent promotion of Deborah Potts to Group Executive Employer, Industry and Engagement, and Trevor Evans to Group Executive People and Change.

“The superannuation industry of the future will be fundamentally different to the one we know today. This new internal structure builds on Rest’s adaptive and agile business model to connect with working Australians in ways that matter,” said Ms Doyle.

The new groups are Employer and Industry Engagement, People and Change, Product and Operations, Innovation and Transformation, Corporate Services, and Member Engagement.

Recruitment has commenced for the remaining three Group Executive roles, with appointments expected to be announced over the coming weeks and months.
Rest is one of Australia’s largest super funds by membership with over $51 billion in funds under management as at 30 June 2018.


For further information, please contact:

Pauline Hayes
Corporate Communications Manager
t: (02) 9086 6348 m: 0458 815 252

Enquiries: 1300 300 778 (Member) 1300 305 778 (Pension) 1300 305 775 (Employer) +61 2 8571 5593 (Overseas)

PO Box 350 Parramatta NSW 2124

The Trustee company of Retail Employees Superannuation Trust ABN 62 653 671 394, is Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited, ABN 39 001 987 739, AFSL 240003