VicSuper's Board, made up of four member directors and four employer directors, plays a critical role in overseeing the governance and accountability of the VicSuper Fund.
The directors meet approximately 11 times each year, with each director serving on sub-committees. All decisions made require at least a two-thirds majority.
Read about each of our directors, including their qualifications, experience and nominating body. You’ll find information on how they govern the fund, their duties and responsibilities, how their performance is evaluated and how they are remunerated.
An experienced consultant and director, Wayne provides professional services as a strategic business planning advisor, facilitator and mentor to a range of clients in the corporate, not-for-profit and public sector at national, state and regional levels. He is Deputy Chancellor and a council member of Victoria University and Chairman of Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd.
Wayne is currently a member of VicSuper Investment Committee and Remuneration & Renewal Committee.
Nominating body: Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Christine has extensive experience in the education field, having been both a Victorian Government teacher and Deputy Secretary of the Australian Education Union for 12 years. She is also currently the Deputy Chair of Board of Management for the State Schools Relief Committee.
Christine is a member of the VicSuper Investment Committee and Remuneration & Renewal Committee.
Nominating body: Australian Education Union.
Gabrielle is a corporate lawyer and specialises in general corporate advisory (including corporate governance), mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Gabrielle is currently a Director of South East Water Corporation, V/Line Corporation, and Director and Company Secretary of InLife Independent Living Ltd.
Gabrielle is a member of the VicSuper Audit Compliance and Risk Management Committee.
Nominating body: Victorian Public Sector Commission.
She now has a portfolio of board and advisory roles, including: Jesuit Social Services; Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman; Catholic Professional Standards; CEDA; Melbourne Racing Club, and the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Patricia was awarded an Order of Australia in June 2008 for her services to Health and Social Policy; and a Centenary Medal in 2002 for services to Public Administration.
Patricia commenced as a Director at VicSuper 1 January 2017 for a period of four years and is a member of the VicSuper Investment Committee and Remuneration & Renewal Committee.
Nominating body: Department of Education and Training.
She has a strong focus on corporate governance including financial and non-financial external reporting to include strategy and risk management and enjoys aligning performance management with corporate strategy. She has chaired numerous audit committees, including oversight of risk management and compliance.
Merran’s current appointments include: Director of RACV Limited, Deputy Chair at Melbourne Water and Deputy President at CPA Australia. She recently joined UNSW Business School as a Professor of Practice.
Merran is the Chair of the VicSuper Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee.
Nominating body: Victorian Public Sector Commission.
He has held a number of research based consultancies with clients such as UNESCO, Australian Heritage Commission, Netherlands Development Organisation and United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the City of Melbourne.
Colin was the President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Victorian Division Secretary with the National Tertiary Education Union from 2010-2018, and now works on climate change and just transitions for the Victorian Trades Hall.
Colin is the chair of the Investment Committee.
Nominating body: Victorian Trades Hall Council
Antoinette has held leadership and management positions in a number of organisations, and is currently a teacher at a primary school.
Antoinette is a member of the VicSuper Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration and Renewal Committee.
Nominating body: Australian Education Union
Travis was appointed as a VicSuper director effective 1 July 2019 for a period of 4 years.
Travis has a strong member, regulatory, and environmental focus, having extensive experience as a regulator at the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and The Community and Public Sector Union Victoria (CPSU).
He is currently the Councillor for the Victorian Branch Council, the governing body of the CPSU.
Travis is a member of the VicSuper Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Committee.
Nominating body: Community and Public Sector Union.
Nomination, appointment and removal of directors
Code of conduct
Evaluating board and individual director performance
To ensure our governance framework remains effective, an annual review is undertaken to assess the performance of the Board as a whole, and of individual directors.
Every two years, this review is undertaken by an independent consultant, and by the Chair every other year.
Remuneration and Renewal committee charter
Read about the objectives, duties, responsibilities, membership, procedures, authority and powers of the remuneration and renewal committee.
Board meeting attendance and committees
Indemnity and insuranceVicSuper Pty Ltd has taken out a professional indemnity insurance policy to indemnify, subject to limited exceptions, the trustee, the Fund, and the trustee’s directors, officers and employees against financial loss resulting from claims made against them.
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