HESTA Board

Our Trustee Board of Directors - leaders in health and community services - are united by a common purpose: to make real differences to the lives of our members and Australian women.

Angela Emslie                             

Angela Emslie was first appointed to the Board in 1994 and has held the position of Independent Chair since 2013. She has extensive experience as a professional Trustee Director having served on a range of industry fund and related boards for almost 20 years. 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Independent Chair, appointed 01.01.2013
  • Chair, Investment Advisory Panel

Year Appointed: 1994

Qualifications

  • Master of Business, RMIT
  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University
  • RG146 for the Superannuation Industry 
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (FAIST) 

Current position

  • Director, LIME Management Group

Skills and experience

  • Extensive experience as a professional Trustee Director having served on a range of industry fund and related boards for almost 20 years.
  • Previously a Director of CareSuper, Vision Super, VicSuper and AusFund.
  • Served as a Director of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees from 2002 – 2016 including as Deputy President from 2012 – 2014 and President from 2014 – 2016.
  • Served as a Member of the AIST Governance and Professional Standards Committee, a mentor for the AIST Super Spring Board program and on the Federal Government’s Stronger Super Governance Working Group.
  • Founding Director of the consulting firm, LIME Management Group — providing management consulting services, primarily to the health and community services sector.
  • 30 years of experience in management as a senior manager, a line manager and an adviser to management.
  • Extensive strategic, governance and investment related skills.

Other current roles

  • Director, Frontier Advisors (nominated by HESTA)
  • Member, Industry Super Australia Advisory Council (nominated by HESTA)
  • Director, Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Director, Principles for Responsible Investment

 

 

Klaus Zimmermann

Klaus was appointed to the Board in 2012, representing Aged & Community Services Australia. Klaus has more than 30 years of experience at senior executive, CEO and board levels, and has worked in the aged care sector since 1991. 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Deputy Chair
  • Audit and Risk Committee

Year appointed: 2012 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Business Certificate of Accounting
  • Diploma in Corporate Management
  • Justice of the Peace, South Australia

Skills and experience

  • Klaus has more than 30 years of experience at senior executive, CEO and board level, and has worked in the aged care sector since 1991.  
  • From 2001-2013, was CEO of Eldercare Incorporated, one of the bigger South Australian-based not-for-profit aged care organisations, specialising in residential facilities and retirement villages. 
  • Appointed in 2003, to the Australian Federal Government's Financial Reporting Council (FRC), as a part-time member, a position held until December 2011. The Council is responsible for the broad oversight of the accounting and auditing standard-setting process for Australia's private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Klaus also chaired the FRC's nominations committee.
  • Board member of the state and national aged care industry board for many years and is a past National President and Chair of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) (September 2007 to November 2011).
  • For many years, Klaus served on the national board of the National Institute of Accountants and was National President for 3 years. 
  • In the 1980s, was involved in the credit union industry, serving as a Director and Chairman of an Adelaide-based credit union, as well as sitting on a number of industry boards.

Other current roles

  • Director, ISPT Pty Ltd (nominated by HESTA)
  • Director, IGPT Ltd (nominated by HESTA)
  • Director, The New Daily (nominated by HESTA)
  • Director, Applied Professional Services Pty Ltd
  • Director, Southern Cross Aged Care (SA & NT) Inc
  • Non-executive Director, The Commonwealth Association for the Ageing Ltd
  • External Committee Member, Board Audit and Finance Committee — Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Inc
  • Masonic Care Tasmania Inc (Independent Chair)

 

 

Lloyd Williams

Lloyd was appointed to the Board in 2012, representing the Health Services Union. Lloyd is current Branch Secretary at the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) and National President of the Health Services Union (HSU). 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Deputy Chair
  • Chair, Governance and Remuneration Committee

Year appointed: 2012 

Qualifications

  • Diploma Occupational Health & Safety
  • RG146 for the Superannuation Industry

Current position

  • Branch Secretary, Health Services Union Victoria No. 2 Branch — trading as the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU)
  • National President , Health Services Union (HSU) 

Skills and experience

  • Lloyd has been employed by HACSU since 1989 in a variety of roles including Health and Safety, Senior Organiser, Executive Officer/Assistant Secretary and has held the State Secretary position since 1999.
  • Prior to his work at HACSU, Lloyd worked as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager at Mont Park Hospital.
  • Lloyd directs and manages the overall strategic direction, governance, finance and operations of HACSU which represents nurses, health professionals, direct care and support staff working in Victorian mental health, disability and drug treatment services. As an Industrial Advocate, he also leads the union’s participation in industry reform, workforce development and sector bargaining campaigns.
  • Past board member of the Community Services and Health Industry Training Board (CSHITB) and the Union Research Centre on Organisation and Technology (URCOT).

Other current roles

  • Member, Health Services Union
  • National Executive and Delegate to National Council of the Health Services Union
  • Executive Member, Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Shareholder Advisory Panel, Industry Funds Management

 

 

Anna Claude

Anna was appointed to the Board in 2017, representing the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. Anna has extensive experience in both superannuation and industrial relations having worked in various roles focused on improving outcomes for workers in the healthcare sector.

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director

Year appointed: 2017 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours), University of Sydney
  • Certificate in Superannuation Policy and Practice 

Current position

  • Manager, Industrial Strategy and Bargaining, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA). 

Skills and experience

  • Previously a Director of HIP Superannuation and FSU Staff Superannuation.
  • 20 years leadership experience including as a member of executive teams, in health and finance industries.
  • Expertise in strategic planning, governance, stakeholder management, negotiation and management of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Expert industrial relations practitioner and campaign leader at sector and industry levels.

Other current roles

  • Member of ACTU Innovation and Growth Taskforces 2016-17

 

 

Catherine (Cath) Smith

Cath was appointed to the Board in 2015, representing the Australian Council of Social Service. She has 30 years' experience in the not-for-profit social and community services sector.  

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Governance and Remuneration Committee

Year appointed: 2015 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Natural Environmental Science (1983), University of Sheffield
  • Master of Strategic Foresight (2013), Swinburne University

Current position

  • Principal, Changesmith Consulting 

Skills and experience

  • 30 years’ experience in not-for-profit social and community service sector, including CEO of Victorian Council of Social Service (2002-2012) and senior roles at Oxfam Australia (1991-2001).
  • Full-time organisational and strategy consultant since 2012, with public and community services sector clients.
  • Awarded Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA Vic Branch) in 2009.

Other current roles

  • Director, Australian Communities Foundation
  • Chair Advisory Board, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit
  • Life member, VCOSS 
  • Member, Australian Communities Foundation Grants Committee

 

 

Daniel Sims

Daniel was appointed to the Board in 2016, representing the Australian Private Hospitals Association. He has 25 years of experience working as a financial executive in the healthcare industry in both Australia and the US.  

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Audit and Risk Committee

Year appointed: 2016 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Accounting)

Current position

  • CEO - Ramsay Health Care 

Skills and experience

  • 25 years of experience in the health care industry in both Australia and the United States. 
  • Extensive experience as a financial executive working for a variety of companies including as an Auditor for Ernst & Young, specialising in audit services to hospitals.
  • CEO of Ramsay Health Care Australia since 2015 and prior was COO of Ramsay Australian and Asian operations and Group Financial Controller-Hospital Operations.
  • Formerly a Board member of Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care and Constel Pty Ltd (Radiology Practice).

Other current roles

  • President - Australian Private Hospitals Association
  • Chair - Australian Private Hospitals Association Policy and Advocacy Task Force
  • Chair - Risk Management Committee, Ramsay Health Care Australia
  • Treasurer Executive Committee - Zenith Garden Neighbourhood Association

 

 

Dr Deborah Cole

Deborah was appointed to the Board in 2015, representing the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. She has a long history working in senior positions in the health and community services sector. 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Governance and Remuneration Committee

Year appointed: 2015 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma Health Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture
  • Diploma AICD - FAICD, FAIM, FIPAA 

Current position

  • CEO - Dental Health Services Victoria 

Skills and experience

  • Senior leader at CEO or second level for over twenty years, predominantly in the health sector but also local government. 
  • Board experience at Dental Practice Board of Victoria and Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. 

Other current roles

  • Director and Chair of Finance & Audit Committee, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Board Director, Hessel Care Foundationn

 

 

Gary Humphrys

Gary was appointed to the Board in 2015, representing Catholic Health Australia. He has extensive experience as a professional Trustee Director to the energy and mining industries and has held board and related committee roles. 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Audit and Risk Committee

Year appointed: 2015 

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant

Current position

  • Director – St Vincent’s Health (Aust) Ltd

Skills and experience

  • Extensive experience as a professional Trustee Director to the energy and mining industries, having served on Ergon Energy’s Board for more than 35 years.
  • Previously held board and related committee roles in the water, energy, mining, health and superannuation industries.
  • As a chartered accountant, has held senior executive roles in both private and public sectors across a range of disciplines, including finance and accounting, treasury, taxation, information and technology, procurement, risk management and audit.

Other current roles

  • Independent Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, Brisbane South Bank Corporation

 

 

Helen Gibbons

Helen was appointed to the Board in 2016, representing United Voice. She is the Assistant National Secretary at United Voice and has held a number of senior leadership roles at United Voice since 2004.  

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Audit and Risk Committee

Year appointed: 2016 

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Teaching, University of South Australia 

Current position

  • Assistant National Secretary, United Voice  

Skills and experience

  • Helen has worked for United Voice since 2004 where she has held a number of senior leadership roles. She was elected as the Secretary of the Tasmanian branch and as a member of the National Executive in 2010. In 2015 she became the Assistant National Secretary.
  • In her national role at United Voice Helen is responsible for the direction and scope of the unions work in the aged, disability and home care sectors. She drives a strong research and policy base to the work and builds collaborative relationships with other stakeholders.
  • Helen is also the Director of the national early childhood campaign Big Steps that is campaigning for quality early learning environments with well supported and respected professional staff.
  • Prior to working for United Voice, Helen spent twenty years working in the early education and care sector developing educational programs and environments for the youngest members of our community.
  • As well as a strong understanding of key sectors, Helen has extensive experience in formulating sound strategy, good financial governance, transparent accountability and building alliances.

Other current roles

  • Member of United Voice, Tasmanian branch
  • Member of the National Executive and National Council of United Voice
  • Director, Big Steps
  • Member, United Voice Tasmanian branch

 

 

Lisa Darmanin

Lisa was appointed to the Board in 2013, representing the Australian Services Union. She is Executive President of the Australian Services Union (ASU), Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch. Prior to this role Lisa worked as an ASU Organiser. 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director

Year appointed:  2013 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management)
  • Diploma of Community Development
  • RG 146   

Current position

  • Branch Executive – Australian Services Union (Vic/Tas Branch)

Skills and experience

  • Elected to the ASU in May 2007, with responsibility for the co-ordination of the Infrastructure and Social and Community Services Division, with a predominantly female workforce in the not-for-profit social and community services sector.  
  • Lisa worked as an ASU Organiser from 2000 to 2007.
  • Seconded in 2006 to the Victorian Trades Hall Council, where she coordinated the Your Rights at Work campaign in Victoria. 
  • Member and delegate with the ASU since 1997, originating from Berry Street Victoria. 
  • Formerly an alternate Member Director of Vision Super Fund. 

Other current roles

  • Australian Services Union Victorian and Tasmanian Branch, Branch Executive Member
  • Member, National Committee, EMILY’s List Australia
  • Member, Australian Services Union National Executive

 

 

Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess has had an extensive global career leading asset managers and owners. He is a senior adviser to the industry and holds several Non-Executive Director positions.

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Independent Director
  • Chair, Investment Committee

Year appointed: 2017

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), University Of Melbourne

Current Position

  • Senior Adviser and Managing Director, Emerging Policy Pty Ltd

Skills and experience

  • An extensive global career over 30 years leading asset management and asset owners in the roles of Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer.
  • He was previously Managing Director of the Future Fund, Australia’s $120b+ sovereign wealth fund. Prior to this he was CEO of Treasury Group, an Australian listed investment company with over $16bn under management.
  • Has worked overseas extensively including as an Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management (EMEA) in London, and a Global CIO for Equities and Multi-Assets.
  • Has also held high profile Global CIO roles in London for American Express Asset Management, Colonial First State and Australia for Colonial Group and senior Portfolio Manager Bankers Trust in New York.

Other current roles

  • Chairman, Yarra Capital Management Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Non-Executive Director, Northern Territory Infrastructure Development Fund Limited
  • Chairman, Advisory Board, Jamieson Coote Bonds
  • Executive Director, Emerging Policy Advisory Pty Ltd
  • Chairman, David Burgess Foundation
  • Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Finance, University of Melbourne

 

Michael Borowick JP

Michael was appointed to the Board in 2015, representing the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Michael is the Assistant Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Audit and Risk Committee

Year appointed: 2015 

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Labour Relations Law, The University of Melbourne  

Current position

  • Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) 

Skills and experience

  • Previously Alternate Director of AustralianSuper, the Superannuation Trust of Australia (STA) and the Australian Retirement Fund (ARF).
  • Actively involved in a range of superannuation policy matters, as an Assistant Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. 

Other current roles

  • Director, ACTU Member Connect Pty Ltd
  • Member, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council
  • Member, Defence Reserves Support Council
  • Member, National Workplace Relations Consultative Council
  • Member, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission
  • Member, SafeWork Australia

 

 

Pip Carew

Pip was appointed to the Board in 2014, representing the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. She is the current Assistant Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch). 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Governance and Remuneration Committee

Year appointed: 2014 

Qualifications

  • Certificate of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences 

Current position

  • Assistant Secretary Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) 

Skills and experience

  • 20 years' experience as a registered nurse in neuro-surgery, orthopaedics, endoscopy; care co-ordinator in aged care and consultant nurse in community.
  • 10 years' experience as Industrial Relations Organiser, representing nurses, midwives and personal care worker members industrially and professionally; conciliation at the accident compensation commission; enterprise bargaining negotiations.
  • Since 2010 as Assistant Secretary experience in management and governance; policy and advocacy; and strategic planning for Branch members. Oversight and portfolio responsibility for aged care, mental health, midwifery, environmental health and the Victorian Branch education centre.  

Other current roles

  • Board of Management member, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)
  • Executive Member of Finance and Risk Management Committee, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)
  • Director, N.S.E. Property Pty Ltd
  • Director, N.S.E. RTO Pty Ltd
  • Director, Konumbo Pty Ltd

 

 

Valerie Lyons

Valerie was appointed to the Board in 2013, representing Leading Age Services Australia. She has 35 years of experience in the health and finance industries including over 20 years' experience in leadership roles. 

Role and responsibilities at HESTA

  • Director
  • Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

Year appointed: 2013 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting)
  • Executive Development Year, ACIS
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
  • Fellow, Certified Practising Accountants (FCPA)
  • Fellow, Chartered Secretaries Australia (FCSA)
  • AIST, Certificate of Trustee Practice 

Skills and experience

  • 35 years of experience in the health and finance industries, including 20+ years of experience in leadership roles within the health sector with a focus on senior, community, disability and education services. Appointments include four years as CEO of Villa Maria Society and 10 years as CEO of Southern Cross Care (Vic).
  • Previous experience as a Director of HESTA from 2007-2009.