The Intrust Super Board of Directors
Intrust Super was established in 1988 as a joint initiative of the Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) and United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland (formerly the Liquor, Hospitality Miscellaneous Workers Union Qld Branch). Employee and employer directors of Intrust Super are equally represented on the Trustee Board, with three Member Representatives appointed by United Voice and three Employer Representatives appointed by QHA. Both the QHA and United Voice Qld State Branch may remove any director they themselves have appointed by notice in writing.
Gary Bullock grew up in the Bayside suburbs of Brisbane. He worked in the hospitality and public sector before taking up a position at Taubmans Paints. While working in the paint industry, Gary joined United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland, formerly the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU Qld branch). He became a delegate before taking up a full-time position as Organiser. He is currently the State Secretary. Gary was appointed the Intrust Super Board of Directors Chairperson in late 2016.
In his free time Gary enjoys boating, fishing and four-wheel-driving.
Charles (Jim) Stewart
Jim has a long and highly respected history as a key member of a very successful hotel industry family.
He has served on many different Boards in the past, such as Queensland Government advisory panels as well as the Boards of the Queensland Hotels Association and the Australian Hotels Association for more than 20 years including terms as President of both organisations. Jim has been honoured with a Life Membership of both associations and has also had an extensive and impeccable record of community service over many years.
Jim has been responsible for day-to-day management of staff, financing, marketing, governance and industry compliance. He carries this vast experience into his role as an Intrust Super Director, an office he has held previously.
Jim has a Bachelor of Business and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Justin O’Connor is the former Chief Executive of the Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) and was appointed a member of Intrust Super’s Trustee Board in 2007. The QHA is the peak industry body for the hotel and hospitality industries in Queensland. Its primary objective is to bring about legislative, regulatory and industry outcomes that are favourable to the interests of its members and the wider hotel, hospitality and tourism industries.
Against this background, Justin sees the availability of a high-quality, Queensland-based industry superannuation fund such as Intrust Super as being of significant benefit for all participants in Queensland’s hotel and hospitality industries.
“Our employers, staff members and industry stakeholders know that Intrust Super has competitive fees, high standards and excellent long-term returns for members, and they value their ability to participate in the Fund.”
Justin is a former senior Queensland public official, having been appointed as Chief Executive of the Office of the Queensland Governor from 1995 to 2005. Before that, Justin was a commissioned officer in the Australian Army, having graduated from the Royal Military College in 1975. He was born and raised in Coonamble, New South Wales, and now lives in Brisbane with his wife, Heather, and their three children.
Justin has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.
As Operations Coordinator for Australia’s hospitality industry union, United Voice Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland, formerly the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (Qld branch), Fiona Scalon commands a wealth of experience and knowledge of the issues facing employees and employers in the sector. With over 120,000 United Voice members, Fiona oversees the day-to-day operations of a large and powerful membership-based organisation, placing her well to act as Trustee Director of Intrust Super.
“The workplace is rapidly changing and, for organisations engaged with workers and employers, it’s not good enough just to keep up. That’s why it’s important that Intrust Super continues to be at the cutting edge of innovation in superannuation. We have a true ‘service first’ culture and are dedicated to providing our members and employers with the highest level of quality service and support.”
Fiona has worked tirelessly to ensure that workplaces in the sector offer safe and rewarding jobs. As a Trustee, Fiona brings this passion to superannuation, ensuring that Intrust Super contributes to a positive future for everyone involved in the industry.
Troy is the founding director of Reveille Strategy Pty Ltd, an organisation focussed on the delivery of campaign and communication services to a range of political, industrial and non-government organisation clients. Holding a Bachelor of Arts, Troy has extensive experience in working for a number of union organisations, most recently as the National Assistant Secretary of United Voice between 2006 and 2013. Troy brings to Intrust Super strong governance and Board expertise, having been a director of Host Plus between 2010 and 2013 and a member of the Investor Advisory Board of Lend Lease APPF between 2011 and 2013.
Dr Michael Wilson
Michael has extensive experience across the areas of law and business. Michael is a barrister at the Queensland private bar with a wide ranging commercial practice. In a previous career, Michael provided strategic and business planning advice including business plans to significant organisations such as Coles Myer, Bundaberg Sugar, the Queensland State Emergency Service and the Queensland Government’s Sunwater. In 1998 Michael prepared a business plan for Intrust Super’s predecessor, Host Super. From 2000 to 2012 Michael was a member of the Queensland Liquor and Gaming Commission and Chairman of the Commission for the last six years of that time. He has also been a board member of the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). In his spare time, Michael is the manager of the UQ Red Heavies 4th and 5th grade rugby teams.
Michael has Barristers Admissions Board Examinations with Honours, is a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours from University of Queensland.