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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.


Wayne Kayler-Thomson
Chair, Employer Director
Wayne has been Chair of VicSuper from July 2019. He has been a VicSuper Director since 2009 and was reappointed in July 2014 for a period of five years. Prior to his current position as Chair, Wayne served as Deputy Chair from January 2017 to June 2019. 

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, Remuneration and Renewal Committee and Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee.

Nominating body: Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 
Christine Stewart
Deputy Chair, Member Director
BA, GradDipEd
Christine has been Deputy Chair of VicSuper from July 2019. She is an experienced director having represented members on the VicSuper Board since 2009. Christine was reappointed to the VicSuper Board in July 2014 for a period of five years and served as the fund’s Chair from January 2017 to June 2019.

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 Bell
Employer Director
Gabrielle was appointed as a VicSuper Director in July 2017 for a period of four years.

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. 
Patricia Faulkner AO
Employer Director
BA, DipEd, MA, HonLLD
Patricia’s career has spanned the senior levels of both the public and private sectors as CEO of large government departments and as a Partner at KPMG.

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. 
Colin Long
Member Director
PhD, BA (Hons)
Colin was appointed as a director at VicSuper in July 2014 for a period of five years. He brings with him extensive experience in urban planning, heritage studies and cultural development and tourism in Asia, just to name a few.

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 Masiero
Member Director
BA, BEd, DipProgTech, DipVocEd&Train, DipModLang (Italian), GCertModLangEd
Antoinette was appointed as a director of VicSuper in July 2015 for a period of five years. Antoinette is a professional educator with extensive experience in a variety of fields such as information technology, business analysis, accounting and auditing, across not-for-profit, commercial, and community organisations.

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 Bates
Member Director
BA, Science (Ecology and Botany)

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

    Our Directors are generally appointed for a term of four years, after which they are eligible for reappointment.

    Nomination, appointment and removal of directors (PDF 166kb)

  • Code of conduct

    Our directors adhere to a formal code of conduct, covering personal qualities, conduct, duties and VicSuper’s core values.

    Code of Conduct Statement (PDF 147kb)

    Code of Conduct - Directors (PDF 277kb)

  • 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.

    Evaluating Board and individual director performance (PDF 119kb)

  • Remuneration disclosure

    Directors are paid an annual fee for board participation and additional fees for committee participation where relevant.

    Document Remuneration disclosure (PDF 138kb)

  • Remuneration and Renewal committee charter

    Read about the objectives, duties, responsibilities, membership, procedures, authority and powers of the remuneration and renewal committee.

    Document Remuneration and Renewal committee charter (PDF 55kb)

  • Board meeting attendance and committees

    The VicSuper Board meets 11 times per year. Each director is also a member of at least one committee which meet up to 11 times a year.

    Board attendance (PDF 108kb)

    Committee attendance (PDF 30kb)

  • Indemnity and insurance
    VicSuper 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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