Cath Bowtell


Joined in 2019, Chair from 1 July 2023


About Cath

Cath joined the IFM Investors Board in 2019 and was appointed Chair on 1 July 2023. She is also Chair of Industry Super Holdings (ISH) and Industry Fund Services (IFS).
Cath has worked for many years in senior roles in both the superannuation industry and union movement. She was the Chief Executive of IFS and Chief Executive of the Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust (AGEST) from 2010 until its merger with AustralianSuper in 2013. Prior to this, Cath was a Senior Industrial Officer at the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). She has held a number of directorships and committee positions throughout her career, including Director of AustralianSuper, Director of AGEST Super and Director of Ausgrid.
Cath is also Chair of the New Daily; Chair of the Royal Women's Hospital; Deputy Chair of ISA; a member of the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) Advisory Group, and a Director of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation. 
Cath is also Chair of the IFM People and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the IFM Board Responsible Investment and Sustainability Committee and the IFM Board Investment Committee.