About AIST

Board Committees

The AIST Board has the authority to establish board committees and ad hoc committees to assist its work, but retains overriding responsibility for any delegated activity. Within this context the Board may:

  • Delegate any of its powers to a committee
  • Appoint the chair of a committee

The Board determines the Chairperson of each committee at its first meeting each year. The composition of the committees may include AIST directors and/or staff and industry experts who are also AIST members. The committees report to the Board and must exercise their delegated powers in accordance with any board directions.

Each committee established by the Board is required to adopt a charter that must be approved by the Board. The charter must set out the committee's composition, responsibilities and other matters relating to its effective operation. All committees must adhere to the principles contained in the AIST Board Charter.

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Education Committee
Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

Policy & Governance Committee
Remuneration Sub-Committee


Education Committee

The Board has established the Education Committee to contribute to the following activities:

  • Development of AIST's Education platform;
  • Monitoring superannuation education trends and developments;
  • Providing ideas for the development of AIST's education content;
  • Proposing initiatives for new educational activities;
  • Representing AIST at meetings with education providers, regulators and Government departments when required;
  • Making recommendations to the Board for new educational initiatives and projects; and
  • Suggesting educational topics for conferences, seminars and lunches.

Name

AIST Role

Organisation

Craig Peate (Chair)

Trustee Elected Director

Local Government Super

Trent Edlin

AIST Member

Hostplus

Adam Gibson

AIST Member

AustralianSuper

Julie Haines

AIST Member

StatewideSuper

Amy Maiolo

AIST Member

LUCRF Super

Bruce McBain

AIST Member

Corporate Superannuation Association

Johanna Neilsen

AIST Member

Cbus

Graeme Russell

AIST Member

Media Super

Sophie Sigalas

AIST Member

HESTA

Cate Wood

AIST Member

CareSuper

Sharon Bierens

Executive Manager, People and Culture 

AIST

Sally Graham

Education Manager

AIST

Genevieve Johnson 

Education Administration Coordinator

AIST

Maryann Mannix-White

Chief Membership Officer

AIST

Updated 29/08/17

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Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

The Finance, Risk & Audit Committee is a Board business committee, with the delegated authority and responsibility of overseeing AIST's financial operations, audit requirements and risk assessments, in particular:

  • Monitoring the accounts against the approved budget
  • Monitoring cash flows
  • Overseeing the preparation of finance reports for the Board
  • Ensuring that AIST complies with all relevant accounting standards
  • Overseeing preparation of annual accounts
  • Ensuring transparency of member reporting
  • Making recommendations to the Board regarding the appointment of an auditor
  • Actively monitoring AIST's risk management framework
  • Overseeing the preparation of risk management reports for the Board
  • Reviewing relevant policies and procedures annually
  • Reviewing contractual arrangements prior to presentation to the Board
  • Conducting an annual risk management review

The Finance, Risk & Audit Committee Charter document contains a full outline of the Committee structure and duties.

Our guidelines stipulate disclosing the names of those who sit on the committee. Below are the finance committee members:

Name

AIST Role

Organisation

David Coogan (Chair)

N/A

PwC

Graeme Arnott

Staff Elected Director

First State Super

Maryann Mannix-White

Chief Membership Officer

AIST

Mark Puli

Staff Elected Director

ESSSuper

David Smith

President

Energy Super

Tanya Tran

Senior Manager, Finance

AIST

 Updated 10/03/17


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Policy & Governance Committee

The Policy & Governance Committee is a board business committee, with the delegated authority and responsibility of the following activities:

  • Development of AIST's Policy Platform and specific policies stemming from it
  • Monitoring superannuation policy developments
  • Providing input for the preparation of AIST submissions
  • Proposing initiatives to the Board with respect to agreed policies
  • Assisting with the preparation of policy papers
  • Representing AIST at meetings with industry poliy makers when required
  • Making recommendations to the Board for research projects
  • Overseeing approved research projects
  • Suggesting policy topics for conferences and seminar lunches

The Policy & Governance Committee Charter features a full outline of the Committee structure and duties.

Name

AIST Role

Organisation

Geoff Lake (Chair)

Trustee Elected Director

Vision Super

James Bennett

AIST Member

Cbus

Melissa Birks

N/A

Superpartners

Catherine Bolger

Trustee Representative Director

MineWealth+Wellbeing, 
SAS Trustees

Sandra Buckley

AIST Associate

Women In Super

Benedict Davies

AIST Member

UniSuper

Mary Delahunty (Alternate)

AIST Member

HESTA

Louise du Pre-Alba

Staff Elected Director

AustralianSuper

John Holland

AIST Member

Sunsuper

Rosemary Kelly

AIST Member

First State Super

Julie Lander

AIST Member 

CareSuper

Rodney Maddock

AIST Research Partner

Australian Centre for Financial Studies

Eliana Maddock (Alternate)

AIST Research Partner

Australian Centre for Financial Studies

Rod Masson (Alternate)

AIST Member

Cbus

Zak May

AIST Associate

Industry Super Australia

Patrick McAvaney

AIST Member

SuperSA

Bruce McBain

AIST Associate

Corporate Super Association

Steven Miller

AIST Member

Telstra Super

Gerard Noonan

Trustee Elected Director

Media Super

Andrew Proebstl

AIST Member

legalsuper

Stephen Reilly

AIST Member

HESTA

Kulwant Singh-Pangly

AIST Member

QSuper

David Smelt

AIST Member

Statewide

Ann Smith

AIST Member

First State Super

Cate Wood

Trustee Elected Director

CareSuper

Janet de Silva

Senior Manager, Media & Communications

AIST

David Haynes

Senior Manager, Policy

AIST

Eva Scheerlinck

CEO

AIST

Karen Volpato

Senior Policy Advisor

AIST

Richard Webb

Policy & Regulatory Analyst

AIST

Jake Sims

Research Officer

AIST

Mark Sanders

Education & Training Consultant

AIST

Sarah Goodwin (Alternate)

Media & Content Officer

AIST

Updated 12/08/17

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Remuneration Sub-Committee

The Remuneration Sub-Committee is a board business committee, with the delegated authority and responsibility of overseeing the CEO's role and AIST's staff remuneration, in particular:

  • Assess the CEO's role against the position description
  • Assess the KPIs for the CEO position
  • Assess the CEO's performance against the outcomes for the business and strategic plans
  • Assist the CEO with any senior staff appointments, as required
  • Set annual bonuses for AIST staff and any pay increases outside the AIST EBA

The Remuneration Sub-Committee Charter contains a full outline of the Committee structure and duties.

Name

Position

Fund

David Smith (Chair)

President

Energy Super

Catherine Bolger

Trustee Representative Director

MineWealth+Wellbeing, SAS Trustees

Louise Du Pre-Alba

Staff Elected Director

AustralianSuper

Updated 10/03/17


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