Executive Managers

Industry Fund Services Limited (IFS) is the parent company of, and service provider to, wholly owned subsidiaries Super Members Investments Limited (SMI) and Industry Funds Investments Limited (IFI). IFS Executive Managers also act as Executive Officers of SMI and IFI.

Cath Bowtell

Chief Executive Officer

Cath is the current Chief Executive Officer of IFS. She was previously the Chair of the IFS Board and has worked for many years in senior roles in both the superannuation industry and union movement.

She was the Chief Executive of the Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust (AGEST Super) from 2010 until 2013, when the fund merged with AustralianSuper and was the Australian Labor Party Candidate for the Federal Seat of Melbourne from September 2012 to September 2013. Prior to this Cath was a Senior Industrial Officer at the ACTU and Assistant State Secretary for the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).

Cath has held a number of Directorships and committee positions throughout her career including: Director of (AGEST); Director of AustralianSuper; Member of the Industry Super Network Advisory Committee; Member of Workplace Relations Minister's Consultative Council; Member of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law Advisory Board at the University of Melbourne; Member of the North Melbourne Legal Service Committee of Management and Hon President of the Australian Labor Party’s, Victorian Branch.

Cath is a director of Ausgrid Management Pty Ltd, the Ausgrid Operator Partnership Board, and the Ausgrid Asset Partnership Board.

Cath is also a member of the Victorian Public Sector Commission Advisory Board and the Board of the Royal Women's Hospital.

Cath was an IFS Board Member since January 2014 and was elected to the role of Chair in October 2014.

She was acting as Executive Chair since December 2015 and was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer effective 1 April 2016.

IFS Group Executive Appointments

IFS Group Directorships

  • Industry Fund Financial Services Pty Ltd (not currently trading)



Last updated on 14th September 2017