General Secretary of National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) 1993-present. NTEU is Australia’s national trade union for academic and general staff in all Australian universities representing over 27,000 members with Collective Agreements directly regulating employment conditions of 160,000 university employees.
Education International (EI) Executive Board (2004-present). EI is the world’s largest global union federation representing more than 30 million teachers, academics and education workers from over 400 national unions in 172 countries and territories.
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Executive (1999- present). ACTU is Australia’s national trade union federation representing more than 2 million unionised workers.
Director, Federation of Education Unions (FEU) Pty Ltd (1992-present). FEU Pty Ltd is a Trustee company administering property interests on behalf of NTEU, the Australian Education Union (AEU) and the Victorian Independent Education Union (VIEU).
Proxy Director, Tertiary Education Superannuation Scheme (TESS) (1992-94). TESS was established as a 3 per cent industry productivity fund prior to a merger with SSAU to form UniSuper (see below).
Independent Director, Superannuation Scheme for Australian Universities (SSAU) (1987-90). SSAU was the (then) principal superannuation fund for Australia’s university staff prior to the foundation of UniSuper.
Australian Government Trade Development Council (TDC) (1988-91). The TDC brought together industry and trade union leaders to provide advice on export development to the Australian Trade Minister.
General Secretary of Union of Australian College Academics (UACA) (1985-93). UACA was the national trade union representing academic staff in Australia’s (then) colleges of advanced education and institutes of technology.