Scott Hay-Bartlem Reappointed Chair of SMSF Association

SMSF Association Media Release

Brisbane law firm Cooper Grace Ward Partner Scott Hay-Bartlem has been reappointed Chair of the SMSF Association for another two-year term.

Hay-Bartlem, who joined the Board in July 2019, said he was honoured to be asked to remain in the role, especially at a challenging time for the SMSF sector.

“We are still negotiating with all interested parties over the Government’s proposed new tax on SMSF balances exceeding $3 million as well as contributing to the ongoing debate on the legislation emanating from the Quality of Advice Review,” he says.

Addressing delegates at the opening of the SMSF Association’s National Conference in Brisbane today, Hay-Bartlem said this premier event on the SMSF calendar would again offer high quality and relevant technical content and the opportunity to network at the numerous social events.

“I wish to welcome everyone to my home town. Your attendance here reflects an obvious commitment to your professional development over the next few days.
“Quite simply the ongoing success of our National Conference is due to our members, their dedication to professionalism and a sense of community within the industry that is second to none.

“As an Association, we will continually work to promote the professionalism and integrity of the sector, while staying actively involved in discussions with Government, stakeholders, regulators and policy makers.”