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The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Garry Weaven Emerging Trustee Scholarship.
Now in its second year, the Scholarship program provides a variety of knowledge and skills-based training to the next generation of trustee directors in Australia’s 1.4 trillion profit-to-member super sector. The 12 month program is sponsored by IFM Investors and supported by AIST and the ACTU in honour of the inaugural and former IFM chair and industry pioneer, Garry Weaven.
The winners of the 2020 scholarship are:
Dahlia Khatab, director TelstraSuper
Emma Thornton, director Statewide Super
Robyn Burns, director First Super
Travis Bates, director VicSuper
AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck said the winners of this year’s scholarship had impressed the selection panel with their passion and commitment to the profit-to-member super sector and the need to improve retirement outcomes for members.
“This scholarship will enable a group of very passionate and emerging trustee directors to enhance their leadership skills and further develop their understanding of best practice governance in superannuation which is so important to delivering optimum member outcomes,” Ms Scheerlinck said.
IFM Head of External Relations David Whiteley said IFM Investors was pleased that the scholarship process had uncovered another crop of emerging leaders for the industry super sector.
“This program is a fitting living tribute to the exceptional leadership of our founding Chair Garry Weaven,” Mr Whiteley said.
ACTU Assistant Secretary Scott Connolly said the ACTU was proud to partner with AIST and IFM to make the scholarship happen.
“It is a wonderful recognition of Garry’s ongoing contribution, but also most importantly the vision of our movement to make an investment for the future over the long term. Congratulations to this year’s winners. We look forward to the development and contributions of these new directors in the years to come.”
Activities offered as part of the Garry Weaven Emerging Trustee Scholarship program include:
Media contact: Janet de Silva 0448 000 499
17 March 2020