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.

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Cath Bowtell

Chief Executive Officer

Cath is the 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. 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.

Cath holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

IFS Group Executive Appointments

IFS Group Directorships

  • Industry Fund Financial Services Pty Ltd (not currently trading
  • Industry Funds Management (Nominees 2) Pty Ltd