From the Independent Board Chair: Appointment of the new CEO
On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to advise of the appointment of Luke Symons as Chief Executive of legalsuper.
Luke brings a unique combination of professional experience and technical skills to this vital role, as well as a strong energy and enthusiasm to pursue legalsuper’s purpose of empowering Australia’s legal community to build retirement wealth.
Throughout the recruitment process Luke exhibited the great clarity of insight and innovative thought that he is known for. His considerable experience across member engagement, service and product innovation, digital transformation, and high-performance team leadership were all clearly demonstrated – and he brought key insights from this breadth of experience to the table during our search.
He is also enthusiastic about the strategic benefits presented by legalsuper’s legal profession specialisation and the associated opportunities for innovation, agile decision-making and personalised member engagement.
Luke brings strong commercial and wealth industry experience to the role, built up over more than 25 years, leading and managing end-to-end businesses across both traditional and start up environments within Financial Services. This includes senior leadership roles at ANZ Banking Group and AMP.
In superannuation he has had a particular focus on strategy, product innovation, member engagement and digital transformation.
Luke commenced on 11 April 2023 and I look forward to members and key stakeholders meeting him and engaging with his demonstrable member-focussed, innovative and collaborative leadership approach.