First Super hires governance and risk expert Casey Thompson to the board

Casey Thompson, Board Executive at First Super

Ms. Casey Thompson has joined the board of First Super, replacing longstanding trustee Frank Vari. First Super Chief Executive Officer Bill Watson thanked Mr. Vari for his diligent service to fund members and welcomed to the board Ms. Thompson as a Trustee.

Why is Casey a good addition to the board?

“Casey is a great addition to our board and her new role shows the ongoing renewal and re-generation of our fund. It is also fitting that Ms. Thompson is deepening her involvement in the fund and the industry superannuation sector given that she is the Granddaughter of Tom McDonald, a key architect of industry superannuation and a founder of Cbus Super,” Bill said.

“Casey’s background in governance and risk management, along with her advocacy for the rights of workers, makes her a great fit,” Bill said. First Super is governed by a board with an equal number of employer and employee representatives, and independent directors.

What is Casy’s industry expertise?

Ms. Casey Thompson is a Compliance Officer for the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union Manufacturing Division. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Political Economy and Government and International Relations from the University of Sydney and has worked in a variety of compliance, audit and communications roles, including in the federal parliament. Casey was a First Super Associate Director appointed in Jan 2021.

Casey has also served as a board member of the Homeworkers Code Committee (Ethical Clothing Australia) (2019 – present) and a Board member of the Evatt Foundation (2020 – present). In 2021 Casey was a recipient of the Garry Weaven Emerging Trustee Scholarship.