First Super appoints Indigenous leader to board

Tim Chatfield
First Super - Director - Independent
First Super
Date: September 2017
Position: Director - Independent

Industry super fund, First Super, has confirmed to Industry Moves the appointment of Djab Wurrung Elder and Indigenous leader, Tim Chatfield, as an independent director for the $2.6 billion fund, effective 22 September 2017.

Chatfield has experience as an executive and non-executive director and chair in the Indigenous community housing sector, including experience in leadership, strategy, corporate governance, business management and the development of culturally appropriate policies and processes.

Currently, he is chair of Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV), a position he has held since 2003. He is also the CEO of an Aboriginal controlled health clinic, serving indigenous and non-indigenous people in regional Victoria, which he was instrumental in establishing in 1999.

He has served on a myriad of boards and similar bodies, including as the current chair of Martang, as a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, and as a member of the Aboriginal Stakeholder Group of the Victorian Premier and Aboriginal Affairs Minister.

Commenting on his appointment at First Super, CEO Bill Watson said that Chatfield has "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."