Super executives on King’s Birthday Honours List 2024

10 June 2024
| By Rhea Nath |
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The Governor-General has unveiled the King’s Birthday Honours List for 2024, recognising 737 Australians for achievements in the Order of Australia (General and Military Divisions), meritorious awards and recognition for conspicuous service.

The honours list featured several distinguished members from the superannuation industry, including:

  • Samantha Mostyn AO, outgoing chair of Aware Super and former president of Chief Executive Women (CEW), who was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in the general division for “eminent service in the social justice, gender equity, sporting, cultural and business sectors, to reconciliation, and to environmental sustainability”. Notably, she is set to commence as Australia’s next Governor-General from 1 July 2024.
  • Greg Combet, former chair of Industry Super Australia and IFM Investors, former deputy chair of AustralianSuper, and incoming chair of the Future Fund, who was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the general division for “distinguished service to the people and Parliament of Australia, and to the banking and superannuation industries”.
  • Nicolette Rubinsztein, director at UniSuper and former director at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, who was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the general division for “significant service to business, particularly the finance and commerce sectors”.
  • Ray Sputore, trustee at United Super (Cbus) and former president of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), who was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the general division for “significant service to business, and to the construction industry”.

Announcing the list, the Governor-General said: “I would like to congratulate all those recognised in today’s honours list. Some names are well-known, but the vast majority are not – they are people who work tirelessly and selflessly to make a difference in our community.

“Through today’s recognition we shine a light on their efforts, the impact they have and the difference they make. On behalf of all Australians, I thank recipients for their service and congratulate them on their recognition.”

He noted this will be his last honours list as Governor-General, with Mostyn to take up the role next month.

“Presiding over investiture ceremonies and having the opportunity to meet so many diverse recipients in our honours system has been a tremendous privilege. Learning their stories has been inspiring and makes me enormously optimistic for our future,” he said. 

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