Appointment of Independent Trustee

20 July 2017

Qualitas is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Fairley as an independent director of the board of Qualitas Securities Pty Ltd effective 1 July 2017.

Andrew Fairley has more than 35 years’ experience as an equity lawyer, including in superannuation, trusts, estate and succession planning. He founded Australia’s first specialist superannuation law firm, IFS Fairley in 1993, having built a reputation as a leading practitioner in superannuation law and practice since 1980. He has been named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s best superannuation lawyers from 2013 to 2017 and has specialised as a legal advisor to trustees of both industry and corporate superannuation funds.

Andrew founded and then chaired the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Committee for ten years, and has maintained a close interest in the development of superannuation law and policy in his role as Chair of Equipsuper, a $14.5 billion industry super fund. He is also involved in the philanthropic sector, and is Chair of the Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation, the Luke Batty Foundation and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. He is Deputy Chair of Tourism Australia and chairman of Parks Victoria. He currently practices as a consultant to Hall & Wilcox lawyers in Melbourne.

Andrew joins Lewis Bearman as the second independent director of the trustee board. Andrew Schwartz is the executive director.