Rest appoints Group Executive, Corporate Services following restructure

Executive Move


Rest has announced the appointment of Gemma Kyle as group executive of the newly-formed corporate services group, which the fund said will drive "a strong and strategic risk management approach across Rest."

Prior to joining the $51 billion fund, Kyle served in roles across Federal Government, engineering and financial services. Most recently, according to Rest, she worked on the separation of MLC Life insurance from NAB and established their first-line risk, compliance and financial crime capabilities.

In welcoming her to the Rest team, chief executive officer, Vicky Doyle, said: “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."

Kyle's is one of six new group executive roles that will head up the newly-restructured working groups of employer and industry engagement, people and change, product and operations, innovation and transformation, corporate services, and member engagement.

Kyle's appointment follows the promotion of Deborah Potts to group executive employer, industry and engagement, and Trevor Evans to group executive people and change. Recruitment has commenced for the remaining three group executive roles, with appointments expected to be announced over the coming weeks and months.

“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 Doyle.


December 2018

Group Executive, Corporate Services


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