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The Accountable Authority

The Trustees of the Fund are the Accountable Authority and are appointed by the Minister.

The Trustees are not employees of the Fund and the Fund does not provide the Trustees with any form of remuneration for their service to the Fund. All Trustees are involved in the management and administration of the Fund and are therefore considered executive members of the Accountable Authority.

During 2020-21 financial year the Board met four times and these meetings were held in Canberra.

A summary of attendance for the Trustees of the Fund is listed in the following table:

Name

Position Held

Total number of meetings held

Number of meetings attended

CDRE S. Glassock

Chair of Trustees

4

4

CMDR C. Ween

Deputy Chair

4

3

CMDR S. Harris

Trustee

4

4

CAPT K. Ryan*

Trustee

4

1

LEUT L. Houlahan

Trustee

4

4

CMDR M. Lee

Trustee

4

3

CPO A. Kerr

Trustee

4

4

* Attended all meetings during the period following appointment, one of one meeting

Trustees at end of period

As at 30 June 2021 the Trustees of the Fund, their qualifications and experience, and meeting attendance are as follows:

Chair: Commodore Shane Glassock, CSC, RAN - Appointed 08 April 2019
Experience / Qualifications: Master of Science and Master of Maritime Studies and 32 years’ experience as a member of the RAN

Deputy Chair/Trustee: Commander Christina Ween, RAN - Appointed 01 March 2018
Additional Responsibilities: Deputy Chair from 28 June 2019 ongoing
Experience / Qualifications: Master of Military and Defence Studies, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, 28 years’ experience as a member of the RAN

Trustee: Commander Susan Harris, CSM, RAN - Appointed 29 February 2016
Additional Responsibilities: Secretary from 28 June 2019 ongoing
Experience / Qualifications: Masters of Business (Human Resources), Masters of Management Studies (Governance), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Certified Practitioner Australian HR Institute, Bachelor of Arts, 27 years’ experience as a member of the RAN

Trustee: Captain Katrina Ryan, RAN - Appointed 24 April 2021
Experience / Qualifications: Master of Science in Management (Manpower Systems Analysis), Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science (Hons), and 31 years’ experience as a member of the RAN

Trustee: Lieutenant Loretta Houlahan, RAN - Appointed 03 September 2019
Additional Responsibilities: Risk, Compliance and Governance from 28 June 2019 ongoing
Experience / Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours), Master of Science, Master of Laws (Juris Doctor), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and admitted as a Lawyer in 2015. Experience in science and private legal practice and 5 years’ experience as a Legal Officer in the RAN

Trustee: Commander Mark Lee, RAN - Appointed 03 September 2019
Experience / Qualifications: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management (Operations and Logistics) Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting, Chartered Member of the Logistics and Transport Institute of Australia, Certified Professional Logistician, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Certified Risk Management Assurance, Institute of Internal Auditors, Justice of Peace (NSW), 26 years’ experience as a member of the RAN

Trustee: Chief Petty Officer Andrea Kerr, CSM, RAN - Appointed 03 September 2019
Experience / Qualifications: Master of Human Resource Management (Organisational Change Management specialisation), Graduate Certificate Business (Public Sector Management), 25 years’ experience as a member of the RAN

Previous Trustees during the period

During the period, one Trustee resigned. Reasons included additional responsibilities with increased workload due to operational service requirements. The details of the Trustee, their qualifications and experience, and meeting attendance are as follows:

Trustee: Commander Adrian Kemp, RAN
Additional Responsibilities: Communications from 28 June 2019 ongoing
Experience / Qualifications: Master of Military and Defence Studies, Bachelor of Arts in history, 19 years as a media practitioner and 21 years’ experience as a member of the RAN
Meeting Attendance: Resigned on 24 April 2021 - attended two of the three meetings prior to resignation