Intrust Super Chief Executive Officer Brendan O’Farrell has announced that he will leave the business upon the successful completion of the merger with Hostplus.
Intrust Super and Hostplus announced recently that they will merge in November, and David Elia will be CEO if the merged entity, Hostplus.
O’Farrell has helped drive organisational success for Intrust Super over the last 17 years and his strong leadership and integrity were acknowledged by Intrust Super Chair Gary Bullock.
“Brendan is an exceptional leader – his strategic, commercial, and relationship-building strengths have been a key platform for the Fund’s success, as has been his ability to build and drive an innovative and dedicated team,” Bullock said.
“I have no doubt his skillset will ensure that future success and accolades flow to any organisation he may choose to represent in the future.
“Brendan always puts Fund members first, and this philosophy has delivered members strong long-term performance and exceptional service delivery – a blend which we believe made Intrust Super a truly unique proposition.”
O’Farrell expressed his gratitude for his time with the Fund and industry, saying: “I’ve enjoyed my time with Intrust Super immensely and am grateful to have worked in such a dynamic part of the financial services industry.
“I also feel very fortunate to have delivered such an important financial service to the Hospitality industry – some of the hardest workers in the country who form a big part of Australian culture.
“I’m extremely grateful for the support and guidance provided by the Board over many years and proud of the exceptional Intrust Super Team and excited about the journey these individuals will have, ensuring strong performance and service delivery to members in the future.”