UniSuper Consutative Committee - General Staff Candidates
UNISUPER CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
ELECTION OF GENERAL STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (ONE POSITION)
The successful candidate will serve for a term of four (4) years from the date elected.
Stephen Burke commenced with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in May 1998 and has held the positions of Superannuation Officer, Human Resources Manager and, since integration, General Manager. Prior to joining the AMC Stephen was employed at the University of Western Australian for six years in Personnel Services and has been a member of UniSuper for 18 years.
Stephen has an in depth knowledge of superannuation and holds the following superannuation/financial qualifications:
- Diploma in Superannuation (Macquarie University)
- Advance Diploma in Financial Services (Superannuation) (Association of Superannuation Funds Australia)
- Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) (Association of Superannuation Funds Australia)
Geoff, an accountant in Financial Services, has worked in a number of financial roles at the University since 1990. He has tertiary qualifications in accounting, IT and public sector management and is keenly interested in superannuation and retirement planning.
Geoff has been your representative for the last four years. In that time he has:
- Successfully assisted members
- Actively participated in the Consultative Committee
- Effectively proposed change
- Become familiar with the Trust Deed
- Established contacts within UniSuper, unions and other universities
- Improved his knowledge surrounding superannuation, and his understanding of UniSuper and its management
Geoff also represents general staff, as an executive member of the Health Services Union No2 branch, and in enterprise bargaining negotiations. He is also his Union's spokesperson on superannuation.
If elected, Geoff will continue to make a valuable contribution on your behalf.
- Reasonable, but prepared to stand his ground
- Able to listen for win/win opportunities
- Passionate about equity
- Experienced at seeking advice from members and experts
- Ready to stand up for your rights
Janine holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce & Laws from UTAS and a Grad. Cert. in Performance Audit from the University of Canberra. She has worked at both Commonwealth and State Government level and has previously been both an external and internal auditor, and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Society of Certified Fraud Examiners. In her latter years in Canberra, she was the Director of Legal & Governance for the Australian National Audit Office.
Her career has predominantly involved the areas of audit, finance, risk, governance, legal and external relations. She has also written a number of speeches for the Commonwealth Auditor-General and submissions to parliamentary inquiries.
Janine has been with UTAS over 3 years as Executive Officer for the Division of Finance & Administration.
Theresa (Tessa) Jakszewicz
Tessa is Deputy CEO at the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE) based at the University of Tasmania Sandy Bay campus. In this capacity, she is proactively involved in the governance of ACE which is an unincorporated joint-venture comprising 23 national and international members.
Most of her 25-year career has been in senior management positions in medium to large corporations in Australia and overseas. She has reported to boards and was Telstra's board delegate on the Telecommunications Information Service Standards Council.She has a strong practical understanding of corporate governance processes.
Tessa is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has the following academic qualifications: Masters of Business Administration (Macquarie University), Grad Dip Marketing (University of Technology Sydney), Masters of Science (Bath UK), Bachelor Science (Hons, Sheffield UK).
She migrated to Australia in 1985 and has subsequently taken a strong interest in establishing her own financial independence and security.She views superannuation as a very important investment for all Australians, not only to secure their financial future, but also a means where the individual can have a voice to influence the governance of companies - their ethics, their environmental and climate change credentials.
Tessa would be proud to be your General Staff Representative on the UniSuper Consultative Committee.
(The voting period is from 5:00pm Thursday, 9 September 2010 to 5:00pm Thursday, 23 September 2010.)
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