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SuperFriend appoints Nicholas Vamvakas as new Chairperson to its Board of Directors

Australia, Tuesday, 7th March 2023: SuperFriend, a leading workplace mental health and well-being not-for-profit, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas Vamvakas as its new Chairperson to its Board of Directors, effective from 14th February 2023.

Mr Vamvakas’ appointment follows his tenure on the SuperFriend Board since 2021. A respected leader with 35 years in the financial services sector, Nicholas has held executive positions at Cbus and ME Bank and was the former CEO at Equipsuper. Nicholas is also the Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee of Football Victoria.

SuperFriend CEO, Darren Black says:

“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Nicholas Vamvakas as our new Chair, with the full support of SuperFriend's Board Members. Nicholas brings more than 35 years of experience in financial services, and has a solid dedication to achieving positive outcomes for members and customers. He joined the SuperFriend Board in 2021 and profoundly understands our organisation and industry. We strongly believe that Nicholas is the right person to lead the Board as we position SuperFriend for its next stage of growth and development.”

On his appointment, Nicholas Vamvakas says:

"I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work with a powerful group of Directors to provide oversight, guidance and support to Darren Black and the team as we move the organisation to the next stage of its evolution. I am greatly looking forward to continuing the important work of outgoing Chairperson Elizabeth Proust, AO, of improving the mental health and safety of Australian workers.”

Nicholas succeeds SuperFriend’s outgoing Chair, Elizabeth Proust, AO. SuperFriend would like to thank and acknowledge Ms Proust’s exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to SuperFriend  during her tenure.   

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