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Farrell bows out as GESB chief

WA’S largest home-based superannuation fund, the Government Employees’ Superannuation Board, now has its new chief executive officer at the helm.

Michele Dolin started with the GESB last week, following the retirement of Peter Farrell, who retired early last month.

Mr Farrell had been CEO of the GESB for 13 years, but his history as a WA public servant was much longer than this.

Mr Farrell began his public service career at the age of 18 with the Department of Industrial Development. Before moving to the GESB, Mr Farrell was director of Treasury Loans and Investment and assistant under treasurer.

A graduate of local institutions CBC Fremantle and the University of Western Australia, Mr Farrell later completed a post graduate diploma in economics and administration at ENI International Business School in Milan, Italy.

Ms Dolin’s professional background is in finance and superannuation, most recently as Bank-West general manager, and general manager operations with Westpac and Challenge Bank.

At BankWest and Challenge Bank she was also a director and chair of the staff superannuation plans.

Before moving to WA, Ms Dolin was with Colonial Mutual and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne. She has an MBA from Melbourne University and a Master of Arts from the Michigan State University. The GESB has $3.3 billion under management and 265,000 members.

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