15 February 2022
Industry super fund Vision Super welcomed a new Director, Vijaya (VJ) Vaidyanath, on 1 January 2022.
VJ was nominated to the Vision Super Board by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). VJ brings a wealth of experience to the Board, with more than 25 years in executive leadership roles in the local government sector as well as extensive Board experience across the public and private sectors, NFPs, universities and international banks. VJ has senior central banking experience, with around 15 years in the Reserve Bank of India, including in the investment portfolio
VJ is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Homes Melbourne and previously served as the CEO of the City of Yarra. VJ is a highly experienced Director who also currently serves on the Boards of Parks Victoria, Zoos Victoria and Procurement Australia.
VJ holds qualifications including BA (Economics) Uni. of Bangalore, MA (Economics) Uni. of Bangalore, MBA Graduate School of Business Pittsburgh, USA and is a Senior Executive Fellow, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Lisa Darmanin, Vision Super Chair, welcomed VJ to the Board.
“We’re excited to have VJ as our newest Vision Super Director,” Lisa said. “VJ has deep experience in our traditional local government sector, and having lived all around the world will bring a unique perspective to Board deliberations. I look forward to working with VJ to continue to achieve great outcomes for our members.”
VJ said her passion for local government and community is a great fit for Vision Super’s history and values.
“Vision Super’s roots in the local government sector are deep. I’ve worked in local government for 25 years and I’m passionate about the difference it makes to people’s lives. Vision Super is there to make a difference to retirement outcomes for the dedicated, amazing people who work in local government and beyond – I’m excited to help guide the Fund during my term on the Board.”
VJ is looking forward to getting back to more in person interactions after two years of lockdowns and Covid restrictions in Victoria, during which she kept busy walking around the gardens around her home in Carlton, experimenting in the kitchen and reading. Before Covid, she did a lot of public speaking and is looking forward to sharing stories and inspiring others again.
VJ replaces Geoff Lake, who had reached the maximum 12 year tenure on the Vision Super Board.