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Jeremy Cooper joins Bennelong board

Jeremy Cooper has joined the board of Bennelong Funds Management as non-executive director, effective from 1 February 2024.


Mr Cooper has more than 35 years of experience in the legal and financial sectors, working predominantly across corporate advice, mergers and acquisitions, and superannuation.

John Burke, CEO of Bennelong Funds Management, says Mr Cooper brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to the board.

“Jeremy is an industry veteran with unparalleled experience and expertise in the Australian superannuation and wealth sectors.”

Mr Cooper was previously chairman, retirement income at Challenger Limited. Prior to this, he was appointed by the Rudd Government to chair a wide-ranging review of the superannuation system, known as the ‘Cooper Review’. Earlier in his career, he was the deputy chairman of ASIC and, before that, a partner of law firm, now called Ashurst Australia.

He is currently the chair of the advisory board of the Conexus Institute, a not-for-profit superannuation think tank, and is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the SMSF Association.

Mr Cooper’s appointment follows several changes to the Bennelong board as the business streamlines its focus in the Australian market. He will be replacing Vicki Allen, who is retiring after serving eight years on the board

“On behalf of Bennelong, I extend our thanks to Vicki for her contributions to the company and wish her all the best in her future endeavours. We are looking forward to working with Jeremy as we continue our growth strategy in the Australian market.”

The board is chaired by longstanding board member, Lincoln McMahon. Mr McMahon has been on the board for eight years, providing a wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication to the table.