Energy Super appoints new board members
Wednesday, 2 March 2016 11:55am

Industry superannuation fund Energy Super has appointed two Queensland energy and financial industry professionals to its board.

Joining the nine-member board as employer-representative directors are Clive Skarott and Richard Flanagan. The pair replace outgoing directors Geoff Baldwin and Gary Humphrys.

Skarott has more than 55 years' experience in the energy and finance industries, having been chief executive and company secretary for Electricity Credit Union between 1973 and 2008. He was also the operations manager for the Far North Queensland Electricity Board for 29 years.

Flanagan has more than 45 years' experience in the energy industry, having been managing director of his own electrical engineering and contracting company since 1987. He has worked as a licensed electrician and spent 17 years as a trade teacher at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE.

Skarott was nominated by Ergon, while Flanagan was nominated by Master Electricians Australia. Both sit on Energy Super's audit, compliance and risk committee. The Energy Super board of directors features four employer representatives, four member representatives and an independent director.

Energy Super chairman Mark Williamson thanked Baldwin and Humphrys for their contribution to the fund.

"Collectively, Clive and Richard have more than 100 years' experience in the Queensland energy and finance industries, which will provide us with a wealth of expertise in business strategy, growth, product development and governance," Williamson said.

"The Energy Super board of directors is always cognisant of its responsibility to protect members' interests and Clive and Richard's addition ensures the Board has the full range of skills needed for effective and prudent operation."

Energy Super is a $6 billion industry super with about 49,000 members across Australia.

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