Equip Super has appointed Mr Julian Widdup to the Board as a new Member Director. Julian brings more than two decades of relevant experience to the leading fund’s skills-based Board of Directors.
For over two decades, Julian has served as a director for many Australian and international companies, including, Australian Catholic Superannuation Retirement Fund, and Darwin International Airport.
In addition to his new position with Equip Super, he currently sits on the Boards of Australian Catholic University, Catholic Schools NSW, and Screen Canberra. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Leadership for Senior Executives course.
Chair of Equip Super Board, Danny Casey, lauded Julian’s addition to the Board.
“Julian brings a wealth of experience across many large companies, both domestically and abroad. He has successfully led organisations both within and outside the superannuation sector, and his insights will add to our Board’s ability to guide the fund through its next phase of growth.”
Equip Super’s 9-person board consists of three Independent Directors, three Member Directors, and three Employer Directors. The Chair of the Board must be an Independent Director.
“Julian joins a strong skills-based Board featuring combined experience at the highest levels of organisational leadership. His perspectives and guidance will help us continue to provide excellent outcomes for our members and employers.”
Julian commented on Equip Super’s proud history, “I’m excited to be joining one of Australia’s oldest superannuation funds, which has been equipping Australians for retirement for more than 90 years. It’s a pivotal time to be part of Equip Super as we look to build on the work of all those who have led the fund before.”
Julian’s appointment to the Equip Super board commenced on 1 July. Julian replaces Mr Jan Dekker, who has served on the Board since July 2016.
“We’d like to thank Jan for his invaluable service over the last 7 years. He has been a fantastic leader of this fund, contributing strongly to what we’ve achieved as a fund over his tenure and while he will be missed, we wish him the best in his future endeavours,” said Danny Casey.
Equip Super manages $30 billion for over 150,000 members across both Equip Super and Catholic Super. Equip Super is a leader in the superannuation industry in bringing funds together through successful successor fund transfers and continues to look for new opportunities to grow the fund. Equip Super’s strategic objective is to manage $50B for 300,000 members.
Across Equip Super and Catholic Super we service employers and members from the energy, resources, water, infrastructure, manufacturing, education, health, legal and services sectors. Equip Super is an industry super fund, operating accumulation, defined benefit and pension plans. Our key objective is to deliver the best retirement outcome possible for our members, while operating as a trusted partner for our participating employers.
Equipping our members today, so they’re ready for tomorrow.