UTA Board

Rob Jolly

Chair, MAICD

Rob is a non-executive director and Chair of the UTA Trustee Board. He was appointed as an independent* director on 1 January 2011 and Chair on 14 September 2011. He was reappointed as Chair and independent* director on 14 September 2014 and is Chair of the Environmental, Social & Governance Committee and a member of the Investor Relations Committee. Rob is a former Treasurer of the Victoria Government. Prior to assuming the role of Treasurer of Victoria, Rob was Research Officer and Industrial Advocate for the Australian Council of Trade Unions. In the past Rob has served as director of a number of organisations in the field of environmental economics. He currently sits on the boards of UTA Management Pty Ltd (Chair) and the not-for-profit organisation, Lupus Victoria. Rob is an honours graduate in Economics with a Master of Economics and a Diploma of Education from Monash University. (* the term independent means that Rob was appointed by directors of the UTA Trustee Board, rather than by UTA unitholders.)

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Andrew Cooke

Non-Executive Director

Andrew is a non-executive director of the UTA Trustee Board and was appointed in February 2016 and is Chair of the Investor Relations Committee and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Andrew is a Trustee Director of Avsuper Pty Ltd, a profit for members super fund dedicated to the aviation and aviation safety industries. He also provides independent consulting advice to Boards and CEO’s on Investment Governance, Portfolio Construction and Corporate Strategy, leveraging his 25 years working in investment markets. Andrew has broad based investment experience both in Australia and overseas after a career as a fund manager in multiple asset classes and geographies. Most recently he was the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Goldman Sachs & Partners Asset Management whilst prior roles included Global Head of Equity Research with Citigroup in Stanford, Connecticut and investment roles with Citigroup Australia and JP Morgan Asset Management. Andrew has a Bachelor of Engineering, an MBA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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​Sally Collier

Non-Executive Director, GAICD

Sally is a non-executive director of the UTA Trustee Board and was appointed in December 2014. Sally is Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Investor Relations Committee. Sally has been involved in the financial services industry for over 30 years. She was formerly a Partner of a global leader in investment in private equity and infrastructure funds in London and Hong Kong and a member of the Management Committee of HSBC Investment Bank in London. She has extensive experience in the asset management and investment banking arenas, with a focus on strategy and business development. Prior to moving to London, Sally worked at BT Australia, Barclays Australia and the Federal Reserve Bank in the USA. Sally is also a non- executive director of Indue Ltd, a fi payments company; a director of the Clayton Utz Foundation; and a Member of the Endowment Investment Advisory Committee of the Benevolent Society. Sally has a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors.

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Peter Kennedy

Non-Executive Director, FAICD, FAIB

Peter is a non-executive director of the UTA Trustee Board and was appointed in January 2015. Peter is a member of the Environmental, Social & Governance Committee. Peter joined national construction company Hansen Yuncken in Victoria in 1972. Peter held a number of senior positions in the company, including CEO for 17 years, prior to his retirement after 40 years of service in 2011. In his role with the company he was involved in a number of major projects including Public Private Partnerships, the largest project which he was instrumental in negotiating being the New Royal Adelaide Hospital worth $1.8 billion. Peter currently serves on a number of Boards including CBUS superannuation fund as well as managing his own investments. Peter has also contributed to the development of the Construction Industry through his involvement in a number of industry related associations; in 2008 he was made a life member of the South Australian Master Builders Association in recognition of service to the industry over many years and is currently past National President of Master Builders Australia. Peter completed 3 years of a RMIT Building Diploma and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building.

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Peter Berry

Non-Executive Director

Peter is a non-executive director of the UTA Trustee Board. He was appointed as a director on 2 January 2019. Peter has been an investment banker for more than 30 years, specialising in infrastructure. He held positions as Head of Infrastructure (or similar) in Australia with Credit Suisse, UBS and Merrill Lynch, as well as establishing the boutique Flinders Group. Peter is currently an advisor to a number of investors in international infrastructure and has previously practiced as a corporate lawyer in Melbourne and New York.  He has also held a number of Board positions, including Victorian Clean Technology Fund, Collgar Wind Farm, Hansen Technologies, Metgasco, Pacific Hydro and Campus Living Villages. Peter holds degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in accounting) from the University of Melbourne.

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Lianne Buck

Non-Executive Director

Lianne is a non-executive director of the UTA Trustee Board. She was appointed as a director on 13 November 2018.  Lianne is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. 
Lianne is Head of Direct Investments and Infrastructure for NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) where she is responsible for a portfolio of infrastructure and property investments in excess of A$10 billion.  Lianne has over 15 years’ experience in Australian and global infrastructure markets, gained in a variety of roles.  Prior to joining NSW Treasury Corporation, Lianne was the Head of Unlisted Assets at NSW State Super.  Lianne joined TCorp as part of the NSW Funds Management Amalgamation. 
Prior to joining TCorp, Lianne was an Investment Director at Hastings Funds Management in New York.  Before joining Hastings, Lianne was the Chief Operating Officer of the Macquarie Group’s unlisted infrastructure funds, with responsibility for acquisition and asset management initiatives across the Group’s unlisted infrastructure investments.  
Lianne holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and is a Chartered Accountant.  She is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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David Blunt

Non-Executive Director

David is a non-executive director of the UTA Trustee Board. He was appointed as a director on 2 January 2019. David joined Perpetual in May 2015 and is a Senior Research Analyst within Perpetual Private’s Investment Research team. David is responsible for fund manager research across real estate and infrastructure, and supports the team’s efforts on ESG, Responsible Investment and Impact Investment.  Prior to joining Perpetual, David held roles with ANZ, MLC and Liquid Capital Markets across a range of investment related functions including investment strategy design and implementation, asset allocation, portfolio management, derivatives and fund manager selection. David holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Economics and Politics & International Relations from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.  Additionally, David completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course in 2017 and attained his Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation in 2018.

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David Smith

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

David is a non-executive director of the UTA Trustee Board. He was appointed as a director on 1 January 2019.  David has been a Director of HESTA since 31 December 2017 and is a Member of the Investment committee.  David was also a Director of Energy Super from 2007 to 31 March 2018.  David is currently National Secretary of the Australian Services Union (ASU). David has over 25 years’ experience representing working people. He has been involved in the superannuation industry as a fund Director since 2007 and has extensive experience in leadership roles in member organisations. David is Director and past President of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), as well as a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the ASU National Executive and the ACTU Executive and Financial Committee.

 

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