A new chairman and board member will join building and construction industry super fund BUSSQ’s trustee board from 1 January 2018.
Current BUSSQ board member Wallace Trohear will replace outgoing chairman Bob Lette in the new year.
Mr Trohear has over half a century of experience in the building and construction industry and has contributed to public policy on topics such as superannuation, long service leave, suicide awareness and workplace health and safety.
He has also had previous experience serving on boards and is currently a director of building and construction authority QLeave and mental health programs Mates in Construction QLD, Mates in Construction Australia and Life Skills Tool Box.
Commenting on BUSSQ, Mr Trohear said the super fund and its board “have always been innovative”.
“My role is to continue this focus on innovative strategic direction that management can implement, to ensure a decent retirement income for BUSSQ’s 85,000 members,” he said.
“Some of the challenges we face include ensuring workers continue to have choices about who manages their superannuation, and ensuring contractors do not miss out on super.”
Outgoing chairman Mr Lette will also step down as board member, to be replaced by solicitor Sonya Beyers.
Ms Beyers brings corporate governance and legal experience to the board in her capacity as an adviser and director, and is a member and facilitator of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She currently serves on the board of Horizon Housing Company and the Forde Foundation trust fund.