CareSuper has appointed Linda Scott as its board chair, following the completion of Terence Wetherall’s four-year term while Jeremey Johnson has taken over as deputy chair, replacing Scott.
Scott joined the CareSuper board in 2018, and was appointed as deputy chair in 2020. She was an experienced board director, previously serving as the first female chair of Local Government NSW and currently serving as president of the Australian Local Government Association.
Scott was also a councillor on the City of Sydney Council and was formerly deputy lord mayor.
She continued to serve on several other boards and advisory bodies, including the National Reform Federal Council with the Prime Minister, Premiers and Treasurers, the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Banking Taskforce and the NSW Environmental Trust.
Johnson was an experienced board director with a strong depth of chair experience in various organisations including current chair of the Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Board, immediate past chair of the Central Highlands Water Board and chair of the ACCI Tourism Restart Taskforce.
Rebecca Girard also replaced Keith Havey as a board memeber, following his retirement from the board.
Girard was currently an industrial coordinator at the Australian, Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union Queensland (Services and Northern Administrative) branch, who served as a member of their investment subcommittee, and was on the Energy Super Board prior to its merger with LGIASuper.
The board acknowledged the contribution of outgoing chair Wetherall for his service leading the strategic focus of the fund during the COVID-19 pandemic, and overseeing a period of growth for the fund.
“Terry strengthened the protection of current and future CareSuper member accounts following the introduction of Trustee Indemnity reforms from 1 January 2022,” the superannuation fund said.
“In line with our commitment to ensuring the best financial outcomes for members, Terry also championed the decision made during 2021, which committed CareSuper towards achieving net zero carbon emissions in the investment portfolio by 2050.”