Ninth straight year of positive return

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Rest Industry Super is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew Howard as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Howard will join Rest on 14 April 2015 and will be responsible for delivering high quality products and services to Rest’s almost two million members and 160,000 employers.

Mr Howard has worked for 12 years with the National Australia Bank (NAB) Group where he held a number of general management positions including General Manager People and Culture with NAB Wealth and General Manager Group and Direct Insurance with MLC Insurance. Most recently Andrew was General Manager, Distribution and Client Management with NAB Asset Management.

Prior to these roles, Andrew worked with Plum Financial Services as Director, Integration and Manager Product and Strategy. Before joining NAB in 2002, he spent six years with Accenture as a Management Consultant.

Mr Howard will take over the position from Ms Jo Townsend who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Funds SA.


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About Rest

Rest is one of Australia’s largest super funds by membership with around two million members and over $34 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2014. Rest works with around 160,000 employers ranging from sole traders to major enterprises.

Late last year Rest was awarded The Super Fund of the Year and also Best Industry Fund for 2014 at SuperReview’s inaugural Super Fund of the Year awards.  SuperRatings also awarded Rest Pension of the Year 2015, making it the second year in a row Rest received this award.

In December 2014, Rest was also awarded Best Super Fund Manager and Best Pension Fund Manager 2015 at the Best of the Best awards for 2015 by Money magazine, becoming the first super fund to receive a Best of the Best award in both categories two years in a row.  Rest also received Super Fund of the Year for 2014 at the Chant West/Conexus Financial Super Funds Awards.

Last month Rest was awarded Business Superannuation Manager of the Year 2014 at the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards.*

*Ratings or awards are only one factor that you should consider when deciding how to invest your super.  SuperRatings Pty Limited does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite this product. Go to for details of its ratings criteria. For further information about the methodology used by Chant West, see  

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