December 4 2023
Media Release

Rest appoints John O’Sullivan as new Chief Financial Officer

Rest, one of Australia’s largest profit-to-member superannuation funds, today announced the appointment of John O’Sullivan as its new Chief Financial Officer.

The role, reporting into Chief Executive Officer Vicki Doyle, is a key position on Rest’s Executive Leadership Team. Mr O’Sullivan will lead Rest’s Finance & Investment Operations (F&IO) team with accountability for financial strategy, management and reporting, valuations, actuarial, portfolio governance, taxation and investment operations. 

Mr O’Sullivan is an experienced financial services executive and qualified actuary and has worked across banking, insurance and superannuation for more than 20 years. 

He joins Rest following 15 years at Ernst & Young and has worked closely with Rest over the past five years as a consultant. He most recently stepped in to lead the F&IO team during the recruitment process for the Fund’s new Chief Financial Officer. 

"John’s deep experience and knowledge is a welcome contribution to Rest as we continue to focus on delivering the best possible retirement outcomes for our nearly two million members.

"I’m extremely pleased that John is bringing his wide industry experience and skill to Rest as we embark on the next phase of our mission to make the experience of super simple for our members.”

Mr O’Sullivan said: “I am excited and honoured to be joining Rest as Chief Financial Officer and have the opportunity to support our members to grow their super balances.

"Regardless of background or balance, everyone is entitled to a fair and equitable superannuation system. I look forward to contributing to members’ positive outcomes through my leadership of the finance and investment operations function at Rest."

Mr O’Sullivan is based in Melbourne and will join Rest as CFO from 22 January 2024.

About Rest

Established in 1988, Rest is one of Australia’s largest profit-to-member superannuation funds, with more than 1.96 million members and around $75 billion in funds under management as at 30 June 2023. 

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