Board members

 

Independent Director/Chair

Anne-Marie Corboy

Anne-Marie Corboy
Independent Director/Chair

Ms Corboy was appointed as an independent director and Chair of Board in July 2019. She is also an independent director and Chair of Telstra Super Financial Planning Pty Ltd.

Ms Corboy has over 30 years’ experience as a director and Chair and was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of HESTA, the largest national superannuation fund for the health and community services sector.

Her previous directorships include Utilities of Australia, Victorian Superannuation Board, Australian Council for Superannuation Investors, Industry Super Australia, Women in Super, MCG Trust, Netball Australia, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and Northern Health.  Ms Corboy also holds current roles with Bank Australia, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and the Australian Commonwealth Games Foundation.

Employer Representative Directors

Bronwyn Clere

Bronwyn Clere
Employer Representative Director

Ms Clere was appointed in December 2013.

Ms Clere is currently the Operations Executive for the InfraCo business within Telstra. InfraCo is Telstra’s market-facing asset based business and in this role she oversees the national functions that design, construct, operate, maintain and service the substantial passive asset portfolio within Telstra along with providing a range of ancillary business services.

Ms Clere first joined Telstra in 2012 where she was responsible for the overall management of Telstra’s extensive portfolio of capital expenditure investments and project delivery strategy. Following this, she was Executive Director for a significant Telstra change programme to transform the way central corporate services are managed and delivered and most recently was part of the Telstra Health business where she led the design and successful delivery of the technology supporting the government’s National Cancer Screening Programmes for Cervical and Bowel Cancer as well as establishing the clinical and operational support services.

Prior to joining Telstra, Ms Clere worked predominantly in the Financial Services industry where she has held transformation, operations management, finance and change roles with organisations such as JP Morgan in Australia and New Zealand, AIA in Hong Kong and AXA in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Ms Clere is also an Employer Director for the Telstra Superannuation Scheme and is the chair of Telstra Super’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Ms Clere is a graduate of the Australian Graduate School of Management and has a Masters of Project Management awarded from the University of New South Wales.

Steven Fousekas

Steven Fousekas
Employer Representative Director

Mr Fousekas was appointed in November 2018.

Mr Fousekas is Group Financial Strategy and Performance Executive at Telstra Corporation Limited. An experienced executive and director, he has held Chief Financial Officer /Finance Director and Business advisory positions across a range of sectors and geographies.

He has a proven track record of delivering organisational design, strategic planning and budgeting, implementation of systems as well as developing efficient processes and controls within the Business and Finance areas of large complex organisations.

Prior to joining Telstra Corporation Limited, Steve spent 15 years in London where he was a Partner of a boutique management consulting firm ACIN and held senior positions at Barclays Wealth and JP Morgan.

Meg Bonighton

Meg Bonighton
Employer Representative Director

Ms Bonighton was appointed in September 2019.  

Ms Bonighton is Customer Service and Telstra Contact Centres Executive at Telstra. In this role she is responsible for Telstra’s customer service experience, contact centres and assisted digital. These contact centres support 9 million plus Telstra customers across consumer and small business.

Prior to her current role, Ms Bonighton spent more than 16 years in banking, with ANZ and National Australia Bank. She has had a particular focus on retail banking; including channels, product and digital roles, channel leadership and deep product management. Ms Bonighton holds a Bachelor of Business degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree, both from Monash University.

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Graeme Smith
Employer Representative Director

Mr Smith was appointed in December 2020

Mr Smith is the Executive, Mergers & Acquisitions at Telstra where he leads the team that has responsibility for origination, structuring and execution of acquisitions and divestments globally. The M&A team is also responsible for the development and execution of large cross-company initiatives aligned to Telstra’s long-term strategic objectives.

During his time at Telstra Mr Smith has worked on a range of material transactions including the divestment of Telstra’s mobile operations in Hong Kong, the sale of Telstra Clear in New Zealand and the merger of Foxtel and FoxSports.

Prior to joining Telstra, Mr Smith was a Senior Manager with KPMG in their Advisory division, specialising in preparing expert opinions on valuations, accounting and other investigative matters. Mr Smith holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Technology in Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.

Member Representative Directors

Scott Connolly - Member Director

Scott Connolly
Member Representative Director

Mr Connolly was appointed in June 2016.

Mr Connolly is the Assistant Secretary at the ACTU.  He is a director of The Union Education Foundation Limited, ACTU Education Inc. and alternate director of National Entitlements Security Trust Pty Ltd.  Mr Connolly is an advisory member of UTS Centre for Business and Social Innovation, a member of the National Workplace Relations Consultative Committee and the Australian Industry Standards Expert Panel on Digital Transformation.  He also on the stakeholder advisory board of Members Equity Bank Limited and IFM Investors Pty Ltd.

Prior to this, he worked at Transport Workers Union TWU) in various roles for 15 years. Mr Connolly has completed the Trade Union program at Harvard University and has a BA (Hons) Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney.

Dahlia Khatab

Dahlia Khatab
Member Representative Director

Ms Khatab was appointed in June 2019.

Ms Khatab is currently the National Legal/Industrial Officer at the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) Communications Division.  In this role, her responsibilities include providing advice and representation to members nationally on matters of employment and industrial law and negotiating for improved pay and conditions through enterprise bargaining.

With a background predominately in legal studies, she also has a keen interest in finance and economics, having undertaken a Diploma in Financial Planning in 2017. In addition, Ms Khatab holds a Bachelor of Science / Law (Honours) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal practice.

Nadine Flood
Member Representative Director

Ms Flood was appointed in July 2020.

Ms Flood worked for the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) in a variety of roles including almost ten years as National Secretary. Ms Flood has been a Director at the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), the Centre for Policy Development (CPD). She has also been a Vice-President of the ACTU and a held a number of civil society roles. Currently Ms Flood is a Board Member at Per Capita which is an independent, progressive think tank.

Ms Flood holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and has been recognised for the advancement for women, including the first enterprise agreement paying superannuation to women on unpaid parental leave and the first pay equity provision in the Australian Public Service lifting low paid Aboriginal and female-dominated agencies.

James Perkins
Member Representative Director

Mr Perkins was appointed in December 2020.

Mr Perkins is currently the Assistant Divisional Secretary at the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) Communications division. He has held a variety of roles within the CEPU for the past 11 years, including Divisional Executive Member and National Councillor. In his current role, Mr Perkins is responsible for the negotiation of national agreements, industrial and safety campaigns, as well as the oversight of the communications division governance, risk, financial and compliance requirements. Mr Perkins has spent many years advocating for the CEPU and Its Members within the Telecommunications industry.