Deputy Chair steps up at VicSuper
VicSuper has announced the appointment of Wayne Kayler-Thomson as the fund's newly-elected chair, replacing Christine Stewart who moves into the deputy chair position.
Kayler-Thomson has served as VicSuper's deputy chair since January 2017 and as a director of the fund since 2009.
He has leadership experience in the manufacturing and tourism industries, with a range of clients in the corporate, not-for-profit and public sector at national, state and regional levels, in addition to having experience as a director across a range of boards, VicSuper said. He is also currently the deputy chancellor of Victoria University and chair of Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd.
Commenting on his appointment, Michael Dundon, CEO of VicSuper said: “We’re pleased to welcome Wayne as our new Chair at such a pivotal time for our Fund. He’s an accomplished professional with extensive experience and a strong understanding of the Fund and the needs of our members and employers."
He added: "Wayne is committed to continuing to deliver great outcomes for our members and has a key role in leading our ongoing merger discussions with First State Super."
VicSuper recently announced that the fund has entered into the due diligence phase of merger discussions with First State Super and expects to make a final decision on the merger by the end of the year.