BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BUSS (Queensland) Pty Ltd is the trustee of the Building Unions Superannuation Scheme (Queensland) (‘Fund’) and the BUSS (Queensland) Pooled Superannuation Trust (collectively referred to as ‘BUSSQ’).
The Board sets BUSSQ’s objectives and strategies and provides oversight of the implementation of these strategies. The Board has ultimate responsibility for the prudent management of BUSSQ’s operations and ensures that an appropriate governance system exists and operates to deliver it in the best financial interests of Fund members.
Chris Taylor was appointed as a Director on 2 March 2022 and Chair on 1 July 2022. He is a current board member of Master Builders Queensland. Christopher has held a number of board positions with large and small organisations including the Queensland Building Services Authority. He owns and runs a medium sized construction business in North Queensland. Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Construction, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ben Young was appointed as a Director on 26 April 2022. He has been active in the construction industry since joining Hutchinson Builders in 2003 and he currently owns and operates Workplace Compliance Australia which specialises in workplace and industrial relations compliance matters. He is also the Workplace Relations Director for Hutchinson Builders. Ben holds Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Management and Master of Business Administration degrees and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Emma Eaves has been a Director since 14 December 2022. Her other directorship is Construction Skills Queensland, and she is the Company Secretary for OCF Limited. Emma is the Administration Executive for the CFMEU (Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union), Construction & General Division QLD / NT Divisional Branch, where she currently assists with the financial operations of the CFMEU and Industrial Relations administration. Her work history also includes small business and a number of community organisations. Emma has worked in finance for over 20 years and has over six years’ experience in the superannuation industry in both self-managed and industry superannuation funds and has an Associate Diploma of Business and a Diploma in Superannuation.
Geoff Baguley joined the Board on 2 March 2022. Geoff has worked in the building and construction industry for over 20 years. He is the Managing Director and owner of the Baguley Group in North Queensland and is an active industry advocate with a history of supporting workers starting out in the industry. Geoff is a state board member of Master Builders Queensland and is a member of its Housing Sector Committee.
Jacqui Collie has been a Director since 28 August, 2019. Her other directorships are Construction Income Protection Limited, and The Construction Training Centre. Jacqui Collie is the Governance, Political and Executive Officer of the CFMEU, Construction & General Division QLD / NT Divisional Branch. She currently has responsibility for developing policies, processes and procedures and implementing and maintaining governance to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. Jacqui has extensive experience in the union movement for over 25 years previously working for the peak body, Queensland Council of Unions. Jacqui has a Diploma in Superannuation and is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Linda Vickers was appointed as a Director on 26 April 2022. She has over 40 years’ experience in superannuation, insurance and wealth management. Linda began working for BUSSQ in 1998, retiring as CEO in 2020. Linda has a Diploma in Superannuation, Diploma in Financial Planning and a Masters in Organisational Leadership and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul Hick was appointed as a Director on 2 March 2022. He is a senior construction lawyer with over 40 years experience in the construction industry. Paul has been working working as a solicitor and barrister in the area of construction law for the past 20 years and is a highly regarded adjudicator. This expertise is complemented by over 20 years of hands-on construction experience.
Michael Ravbar was appointed as a Director on 3 November 2021. He is State Secretary of the CFMEU, the major construction union in Queensland. Michael holds a number of senior union leadership positions both at State and Federal level. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Economics, Master of Business Administration and a Diploma of Superannuation. He is an experienced Director holding numerous positions including Director - Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT), Director – BERT Welfare Fund, Director – Building Employees Welfare Trust (BEWT), Director – The Construction Training Centre (CTC) and Director - Queensland Construction Training Fund (QCTF).