Which super funds pay their directors six figure salaries

17 December 2020
| By Mike |
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The trustee directors of hard-pressed hospitality industry fund, Hostplus earned an average of $118,000 in the year to 30 June, this year, while its counterparts at Aware Super (formerly First State Super) earned an average of $100,000.

That is the bottom line of new data published by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority which reveals that relatively small funds such as NESS Super were paying their trustee directors $37,000 in the period while Australia’s largest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper paid its 23 trustee directors an average of $72,000.

HostPlus and AustralianSuper were among the funds hardest hit by outflows generated by the Federal Government’s hardship early release superannuation regime.

However, industry executives were quick to point out that the salary levels published by APRA needed to be viewed in the context of being an average in circumstances where most trustee board chairs earned substantially more than directors, and where some directors received higher remuneration due to their membership of various fund committees.

The following funds had the distinction of paying their trustee directors an average fee of on or over $100,000:

NetWealth Investments Limited                              $238,000

Nulis Nominees                                                        $228,000

BT Funds Management                                            $122,000

HostPlus                                                                    $118,000

Suncorp Portfolio Services                                        $116,000

SunSuper                                                                    $105,000

Macquarie Investment Management                          $103,000

Aware Super                                                               $100,000

MTAA Super                                                               $100,000

The executives also pointed out that, in some cases, the trustee directors were full-time executives with their remuneration reflecting that fact.


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