Vijaya (VJ) Vaidyanath has been appointed as a director at industry super fund Vision Super.
Ms Vaidyanath has spent more than 25 years in executive leadership roles in the local government sector and has extensive board experience in the public and private sectors along with not for profits, universities and international banks.
She also has senior central banking experience with 15 years at the Reserve Bank of India.
“We’re excited to have VJ as our newest Vision Super director,” said Vision Super chair Lisa Darmanin.
“VJ has deep experience in our traditional local government sector, and having lived all around the world, will bring a unique perspective to board deliberations. I look forward to working with VJ to continue to achieve great outcomes for our members.”
Ms Vaidyanath was nominated to the board by the Municipal Association of Victoria and replaced Geoff Lake who departed the board after reaching the maximum 12-year tenure.
She became the inaugural CEO of Homes Melbourne last year after serving as the CEO of the City of Yarra and also currently serves on the boards of Parks Victoria, Zoos Victoria and Procurement Australia.
“Vision Super’s roots in the local government sector are deep. I’ve worked in local government for 25 years and I’m passionate about the difference it makes to people’s lives,” said Ms Vaidyanath.
“Vision Super is there to make a difference to retirement outcomes for the dedicated, amazing people who work in local government and beyond – I’m excited to help guide the fund during my term on the board.”
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