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Therese Kenny

Therese joined Hostplus in early 2012 after spending 15 years in a succession of senior positions with Ernst & Young.

A Chartered Accountant, with qualifications in Applied Finance and Investments and a Bachelor of Commerce, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her current position of Group Executive, Finance and Investment Operations.

An important part of the role Therese plays as Group Executive, Finance and Investment Operations is to champion excellence in how the organisation handles the vital areas of investments administration, audit, taxation and finance.

Therese also oversees key deliverable's of the Hostplus custodian, Citi and Fund’s administrator, Link Group.

Prior to her appointment as Group Executive, Finance and Investment Operations in July 2016, Therese held the position of Group Executive, Finance, Risk and Operations. In this role Therese also oversaw the member administration, insurance, IT and risk management functions within Hostplus.

Role & Key Responsibilities

  • Group Executive, Finance and Investment Operations*

Key responsibilities

  • Financial reporting, taxation, budgeting and cost control
  • Investment Operations, including oversight of the Fund’s global custodian Citi 
  • Compliance with legislative and regulatory obligations
  • Audit arrangements

Year of appointment

  • 2012

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investments
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
  • Member of FEAL (Fund Executives Association Limited)
  • Member of Australian Superannuation Funds Association (ASFA)
  • Australian Superannuation Funds Association (ASFA) VIC State Executive Committee
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Experience

  • 3 years’ experience as Hostplus Group Executive, Finance, Risk and Operations
  • 15 years in senior positions with Ernst & Young from Senior Accountant to Executive Director of Assurance and Advisory Business Services

Other Directorships / appointments

Director:

  • Hostplus Investments Pty Limited
  • Hostplus Property Pty Limited
  • CRI Development Investment Fund Operations Pty Ltd
  • CRI Bay Central Project Pty Ltd

Member:

  • Australian Superannuation Funds Association (ASFA) VIC State Executive Committee

*Effective 20 July 2016

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