Slattery appointed to government board

SMSF Association luminary Andrea Slattery will join a government clean energy board on the invitation of former financial services ministers Josh Frydenberg and Mathias Cormann.

In a joint statement from the ministers, who have responsibility for environment and energy and finance respectively, Ms Slattery has been announced as one of a number of new appointments to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

The statement describes the government body as a “specialist clean energy financier, investing with commercial rigour to increase the flow of finance into renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies”.

Ms Slattery ran the SMSF Association – then known as the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA) – during the period when both Mr Cormann and Mr Frydenberg had responsibility for the financial services and assistant treasury portfolios.

She led SPAA’s lobbying efforts relating to FOFA and superannuation legislation over a number of years and will have engaged with both ministers personally and professionally.

The former SPAA boss will be joined by former Westpac deputy CEO Philip Coffey, who has also been appointed to the CEFC board and will commence the role along with Ms Slattery on 1 February.

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The statement said the new appointees, as well as fellow appointee and former Spark Infrastructure boss Laura Reed, bring “experience and skills in finance and investment, energy markets and corporate governance skills and add to the geographic diversity of the board”.

Ms Slattery is based in South Australia, a state that has been at the centre of energy policy debate in recent years.

Slattery appointed to government board
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