Industry recognised in King's Birthday honours

By Penny Pryor

TelstraSuper chair and former chief executive officer of Hesta, Anne-Marie O'Loghlin, along with Aware Super board member and national director of Australia for UNHCR, Naomi Steer, were both recognised in the King's first birthday honours list for service to the finance sector.

"As my mentor, Anne-Marie exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, passion, and integrity - always keeping the member front and centre. It is only fitting that she has received this remarkable recognition," current Hesta chief executive officer Debby Blakey said in a LinkedIn post.

Steer, who also founded Australia for UNHCR, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to human rights through international humanitarian relief operations, and to the superannuation sector". Also recognised was Mercer senior partner David Knox for his services to the financial sector.

"Over his many years in the superannuation industry, his remarkable achievements and motivations have centred on contributing to society for the benefit of others,"  Mercer Pacific chief executive officer, David Bryant, said.