Corporate governance

Director elections 2017 - click here for more information.

TUH is governed by a board comprising of 10 members.

The board has three committees:

  • Audit & Risk Management Committee
  • Product, Pricing and Finance Committee
  • Nominations and Remuneration Committee

The board and Committees set the strategic direction for the organisation and oversee operational issues as detailed in the Board Governance Charter.

  • Board Governance Charter
  • Audit and Risk Management Committee Charter
  • Nominations and Remuneration Committee Charter
  • Product, Pricing and Finance Committee Charter
  • TUH Constitution

For a copy of our Health Fund Rules please contact us directly on 1300 360 701 or email enquiries@tuh.com.au

Acknowledgement of traditional owners

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work each day, and pay our respects to Elders of those lands, both past and present.

Meet our board

John Battams (Chair)

Member - Nominations and Remuneration Committee (one-year term)

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Diploma of Education
  • Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors

John Battams was appointed to the Board as the nominee director of the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) in 2011 and elected by members in 2013. He was appointed as Chair of the Board in November 2015.

John is a former President of the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) where he worked with Queensland unions representing workers on industrial, political and social justice issues. He is currently the President of the Australian Labor Party – Queensland Branch. John is also a director of QIC Limited and several companies in the Labor Holdings group. He held the position of General Secretary of the Queensland Teachers’ Union from 1990 to 2011.


Terry Burke (Deputy Chair)

Chair - Nominations and Remuneration Committee 
Member - Product, Pricing and Finance Committee

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master of Educational Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Certificate in Finance
  • Certificate in Governance for Not for Profits
  • Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors

Terry Burke has been an elected Director since 1996. He is the General Secretary of the Queensland Independent Education Union, Chair of the Queensland Independent Education and Care Superannuation Trust (QIEC Super) as well as a director of The Private Capital Group, TIF International 1 Pty Ltd and Vice President of the Queensland Council of Unions. Terry has an extensive background in organisational development and administration, risk assessment and management, strategic and policy development. In his teaching career he worked in Catholic schools in Toowoomba and Redcliffe and held various administrative positions.


Stewart Jones

Member - Product, Pricing and Finance Committee

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Teaching Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Studies
  • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors

Stewart Jones has been an elected Director of TUH since 2006 and was a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee until he was appointed to the Business, Finance and Marketing Committee in January 2016 (which later changed to the Product Pricing and Finance committee in December 2016).

Stewart has worked in schools for over 25 years and much of this time has been as a classroom teacher. Stewart has taught in rural and regional communities within Queensland and believes that teaching is in his blood. Stewart has supported the profession of teaching through his work with TUH and his active role within the Queensland Teachers' Union (QTU) that includes over 12 years of service on the QTU Executive.


John Merrell

Member - Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member - Nominations and Remuneration Committee

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Master of Laws
  • Member - Bar Association of Queensland
  • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors

John Merrell has been an elected director since 2004. John was a member of the Business, Finance and Marketing Committee until January 2016 when he was appointed to the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

John is a member of the Bar in Queensland and has been in private practice since 2000. His practice is primarily in the areas of employment and industrial law. Prior to 2000, John was a principal industrial officer with the Queensland Public Sector Union where he had been employed for over eleven years. He is a Director of Queenslanders Credit Union.


Graham Moloney

Member - Audit and Risk Management Committee

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Harvard University Trade Union Program
  • Member - QTU/ AEU
  • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member - Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
  • Committee member - AEU International Trust Fund

Graham Moloney is the General Secretary (Chief Executive) of the Queensland Teachers' Union (QTU).  Under TUH's constitution the General Secretary of the Queensland Teachers' Union is an ex officio member of the Board. Graham is also a Trustee of the Australian Education Union (AEU) International Trust Fund which provides overseas funding and assistance to teachers in foreign countries. Graham was a Director of TUH between 1997 and 2003. Graham has a sound understanding of the private health insurance industry, TUH's prudential and legal obligations, and significant management experience. He also has a strong background in the fund's prime market and will make a valuable contribution to the Board's deliberations.


Samantha Pidgeon

Chair - Product, Pricing and Finance Committee

  • Bachelor of Education (Hons)
  • Graduate Certificate - Learning Leadership
  • Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors

Sam Pidgeon has been a Director of TUH since 2001. She has previously served on the Audit Committee and is currently Chair of the Product, Pricing and Finance Committee.

Sam is Vice-President of the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) and a member of the Federal Executive of the Australian Education Union. She is also a Director of Seqwater.


Charmaine Twomey

Chair - Audit and Risk Management Committee

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certificate of Superannuation Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
  • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member - Fund Executive Association Ltd
  • Member - Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
  • Fellow Member - Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Charmaine has been an elected director since 2009. She's had over twelve years of senior management experience in providing services to superannuation funds and managed investment schemes in Australia.


Michael Cottier

Member - Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member - Nominations and Remuneration Committee (two-year term)

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Master of Taxation
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Fellow - Australian Institute of Company Directors

Michael Cottier was appointed director in November 2015. He is a senior manager and company director whose experience includes finance, investment and risk-related positions at several large Queensland companies. He presently sits on the boards of Stadiums Queensland, Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia and Metro Arts. He is also a Director, Responsible Superannuation Entity Boards at BT Financial Group.


Peta Irvine

Member - Product, Pricing and Finance Committee

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership
  • Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors

Peta Irvine was appointed director in November 2015 and elected for three-year term in November 2016. Her experience covers a wide range of industries and organisations, with a strong focus on member-based organisations. She is a non-executive director at International House College.


 

Rebecca Sisson

Member - Product, Pricing and Finance Committee

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Certificate in Governance Practice

Rebecca is an Assistant Secretary of the Queensland Independent Education Union and Executive Member of the Queensland Council of Unions. During her twelve years at the Queensland Independent Education Union Rebecca has developed extensive experience in areas of data management and analysis, database development as well as member engagement.