Board of Directors

The Board of Industry Fund Services Limited (IFS) also act as the board of Super Members Investments Limited (SMI) and Industry Funds Investments Limited (IFI) and have therefore also been appointed Directors of SMI and IFI. SMI and IFI are a wholly owned subsidiaries of IFS.

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Cath Bowtell


Cath is the current Chair of the IFS Board. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive Officer of IFS from December 2015 until June 2022 after working 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. 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 Super, Director of AustralianSuper and Member of the Industry Super Network Advisory Committee.

In 2016 Cath joined the Board of the Royal Women's Hospital and in January 2019 became a director of IFM Investors and Chair of The New Daily.

Until March 2019 Cath was a director of Ausgrid, and a member of the Victorian Public Sector Commission Advisory Board.

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.

In January 2019 Cath became a director of IFM Investors and was appointed Chair of The New Daily.

She has been a member of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee since August 2022. Cath was also appointed as a member of the IFS Group Remuneration Committee on 16 August 2022. 

Cath holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

IFS Group Directorships