First Super appoints Aboriginal elder

Industry superannuation fund, First Super has appointed an Aboriginal elder to its board.

The fund announced today that it had appointed Djab Wurrung Elder and Indigenous leader, Tim Chatfield as an independent director on its board effect from 22 September, this year.

Chatfield is currently the chief executive of a successful Aboriginal controlled health clinic with a unique model, serving indigenous and non-indigenous people in regional Victoria and was centrally involved in establishing the community resource in 1999.

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The fund’s announcement said Chatfield had also served with distinction on a myriad of boards and similar bodies, including as the current chair of Aboriginal Housing Victoria, current chair of Martang Pty Ltd, a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council and the Aboriginal Stakeholder Group of the Victorian Premier and Aboriginal Affairs Minister. 

Confirming the appointment today, First Super chief executive, Bill Watson said Chatfield had a tremendous track record of serving the community and working to stimulate economic development in a regional context.

“Tim Chatfield is an inspiring community leader who contributes across an extraordinary number of public policy areas. The sheer number of successful organisations he has started and nurtured points to his initiative and problem-solving capacity.

“As a fund which has a significant proportion of its members living and working in rural and regional Australia, we welcome the highly relevant perspectives and diversity Mr Chatfield brings to First Super,” Watson said.

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