Rita Harris

Legal | Governance | Risk

Rita is a highly experienced board director bringing expertise in governance, strategy, risk and regulatory change. She currently holds several directorships including Chair of Netwealth Superannuation Services, member of the interim board of CRC Longevity and The School of St Jude, where she is a Director and Secretary of the Australian fundraising arm.

Her professional career spans over three decades across several industries and functions where she has been engaged as a lawyer, consultant and client management leader. In her last financial services role, Rita was a Senior Partner at global investment firm, Mercer, where she led the client experience function before becoming a full-time Non-Executive Director in 2020. During her time at Mercer, she was also appointed to the board of the Mercer Super Trust, chaired several committees and was Chair of Mercer’s Partner Group.

Rita holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.