Our Board

The MTAA Super Trustee Board is made up of three member representative directors,  three employer representative directors and three independent directors.

 

The Hon. John Brumby

Independent Chair

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
Diploma of Education, State College of Victoria,  Rusden

Summary of experience:

John commenced his appointment on 4 April 2011. John has a long and distinguished career in public life, serving in both the Federal and Victoria Parliaments and for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria.  As Treasurer, Mr Brumby delivered strong financial results including seven consecutive Budget surpluses, all AAA rated. Since retiring from Parliament, Mr Brumby has joined a number of not-for-profit and private sector Boards.

Current and past directorships:

Deputy Chair of Industry Super Australia (ISA)
Director of Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Limited
Director of Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd
Chairman of COAG Reform Council
Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation
Chairman of Trustees, Joe Welch Bursary Trust
Director of the United States Studies Centre Ltd

Vicki Allen

Independent Director

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, 1988
MBA, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, 2004
Diploma of Financial Services, 2004
Fellow AICD

Summary of experience:

Vicki commenced her appointment on 19 December 2011. Vicki is non-executive director and consultant, and enjoyed an executive career of over 25 years in the financial services and property sectors.  She has strong governance experience across a range of regulated entities and her executive roles included senior strategic, product, operations and advisory roles at The Trust Company, MLC and Lend Lease Corporation.

Current and past directorships:

Member, Advisory Board of NSW Self Insurance Corporation (2014 to current)
Director, Mirvac Funds Management Limited (2013 to current)
Chairman, Bridge Housing Limited (2006 to current)
Executive Director, The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited (2007 – 2011)
Executive Director, The Trust Company (Australia) Limited (2007 – 2011)
Chairman, The Trust Company (Superannuation) Limited (2007 – 2011)

 

Susanne Dahn

Independent Director

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1981
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Melbourne, 1987
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, SIA 1997
Certified Financial Planner, 2001
Company Directors Diploma, AICD, 2009

Summary of experience:

Susanne commenced her appointment on 1 January 2012. Susanne has extensive experience in the Australian superannuation and financial services industry, including 12 years as a non-executive Director on two superannuation boards. Directorships included the Victorian Emergency Services and State Super Fund from 2001 to 2010, and from 2010 and 2011 the Board of the Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust. Susanne is currently a partner at Pitcher Partners in Melbourne.

Current and past directorships:

Director, Victorian Emergency Services and State Super Fund (2001 – 2010)
Chair, ESS Super Investment Committee (2002 – 2010)
Director, Australia Government Employees Superannuation Trust (AGEST) – (2009 – 2011)
Chair, AGEST Investment Committee (2010)
Deputy President, Australian Council of Super Investors (ACSI) (2006 – 2010)
Partner/Executive Director – Pitcher Partners and Associated Entities (current)
Director, Pitcher Partners Investment Services (current)
Director, Australian Community Foundation (2007 – current)
Committee Member, Investment Management Sub-Committee – Trinity College, University of Melbourne

Philip Perdikaris

Employer Representative Director

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce, major in Accounting, University of New South Wales 1989
Member, Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA)

Summary of experience:

Philip is an employer representative director nominated by MTAA Ltd. He commenced his appointment on 19 December 2011. Philip has significant experience as an executive in the automotive industry. He is currently the Chief Executive of MTA Apprentice Plus, a training organisation that provides apprentices to the automotive industry. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the Motor Trades Association of NSW where he assisted in developing new member service organisations such as MTA Finance, MTA Insurance and MTA Vehicle Inspections. He has commercial experience within the distribution and wholesale industries and worked as a Consultant in project management for Macquarie Bank. Philip has been a Certified Practising Accountant for more than 20 years.

Current and past directorships:

Chief Executive and Executive Director, MTA Apprenticeships Plus
Director, Motor Traders Association of NSW

Don Rowland

Employer Representative Director

Qualifications:

Commerce (Accounting Procedure) Certificate Course
Advanced Management Programme, University of Hawaii
The Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia Executive Course (in Australia)

Summary of experience:

Don is an employer representative director nominated by MTAA Ltd. He commenced his appointment on 23 November 2009 and was reappointed on 22 November 2012 for a further 3 year term. Don has over 40 years experience in the finance and motor industry. He currently acts as Secretary to the Motor Trades Association of NSW. His earlier experience includes more than 20 years experience with AGC Ltd, then Australia’s largest finance company having held roles as Senior Manager for NSW (major financier to the motor trade), Operations Manager Property Finance NSW and Member of the Top Team Westpac Bank NSW.  Other roles included, General Manager Jubilee Ford, Lansvale Holden and Delforce Motor Group (Newcastle), General Manager Waxgard P/L and Motor One NSW.

Current and past directorships:

Secretary, Motor Traders Association of NSW
Director, MTA Apprenticeships Plus Pty Ltd
Director, Alpha Marketing Pty Ltd
Director, Alpha Direct Trading Group Pty Ltd
Director, SunX Sales Pty Ltd
Board Member and Hon. Treasurer, MTA NSW

Bruce Hatcher

Employer Representative Director

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
Advanced Company Directors Certificate, AICD

Summary of experience:

Bruce is an employer representative director nominated by MTAA Ltd. He commenced his appointment on 1 February 2012. Bruce has been a specialist adviser to the motor industry for over 20 years. He was the National Chairman of Horwath Australia (specialists in Motor Industry Services) and Managing Partner of Horwath Queensland for 15 years as well as the former Chairman of BDO (Qld) Pty Ltd. Bruce has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management.

Current and past directorships:

Director, Board of the Auctioneers & Agents Committee
National Chairman, Horwath Australia
Managing Partner, Horwath Queensland
Chairman, BDO (Qld) Pty Ltd
Independent Director, Queensland Rugby League Board
Director, Brisbane Markets Limited
Director, MTA Insurances Ltd

Mark Georgiou

Member Nominee Director

Qualifications:

Post Graduate Unit in Employment Law, University of Melbourne

Summary of experience:

Mark is a member nominated director and his appointment commenced on 23 November 2006. Mark was reappointed on 22 November 2012 for a further 3 year term. Mark has more than 20 years experience as a Senior Industrial Officer that includes working in the National Vehicle Industry on matters including the superannuation arrangements for workers covered by Awards, Enterprise Arrangements and individual contracts.

 

 

 David Smith

Union Nominee Director

Qualifications:

Diploma of Business, Frontline Management, Victoria University 2004
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Victoria University 2003

Summary of experience:

David Smith  is the union nominee director nominated by the Vehicle Division of the AMWU. He commenced his appointment on 13 September 2012. David has over 20 years’ experience as a union official and is the AMWU-Vehicle Division National Secretary and the Chairperson for the Federation of Vehicle Industry Unions.

Current and past directorships:

Board Member, Automotive Training Victoria
Assistant National Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU)
National Divisional Secretary, AMWU – Vehicle Division
Chairman, Federation of Vehicle Industry Unions

Susan Walpole

Member Director

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Jurisprudence/Bachelor of Laws, University of NSW
Graduate Diploma in Media Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Certificate of Superannuation Administration, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia

Summary of experience:

Susan Walpole commenced her appointment at MTAA Super on 3 December 2013. Through her Director roles and her prior executive management roles at SuperPartners, UniSuper and the Legal Practice Board, Sue provides further expertise to the MTAA Super Board in governance, investment, administration, law and compliance. Sue is admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister in Victoria and is also a part time Member of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal.

Current and past directorships:

Director, Victorian Legal Aid Commission
Director, VicForests
Director, Westernport Water Board
Director, Nurses Board of Victoria