Vision Super has appointed Geoff Lake as chair of its board and Lisa Darmanin as director, meaning the fund has achieved its goal of equal gender representation two years ahead of target.
Lake had been a director on the board since 2009, and previously served as deputy chair and chair of the investment committee. He would bring extensive experience as a lawyer, local councillor and as a director on various boards to the role.
He would be Vision Super’s youngest ever chair, with the fund saying that he “represents a new generation of board leadership”.
“We’re a values-based fund that’s positioned for further growth, and as the chair I’m looking to innovative new ways of engaging with our membership and bringing them with us on that journey. We pride ourselves on being a community super fund, and on our ESG approach, and we have some exciting new ways of involving our members in the pipeline,” Lake said.
Darmanin was the first female executive president of the Australian Services Union – Victorian and Tasmanian authorities and services branch, where she was previously an organiser. She was previously a trustee director of HESTA and an alternative director of Vision Super.
“I’m delighted to have joined the Vision Super board. Even in the short time I’ve been a director, it’s clear that Vision Super has a road map for growth, and I’m excited to be part of the journey,” Darmanin said.