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Fund governance

Diversity the key to good governance

We believe that corporate governance is fundamental to ensuring that the company and the fund are managed properly and delivering long-term results to fund members.

The board's composition reflects our commitment to ensuring Equip members and employers can be confident that we have the appropriate diversity of experience, skills and perspectives for an increasingly complex, global investment environment and a digital world.

Equip's board members must meet fit and proper requirements and are appointed for three year terms as follows:

Member Directors

Any fund member can nominate for appointment as a Member Director. Each nominee for selection must nominate their candidature for a specific skills category specified by the board. Member Director nominees are reviewed by specialist external consultants, who present shortlisted candidates to the board's Nominations Committee, which is comprised of several Equip directors. This committee presents its selected candidates to the board for approval and appointment. 

Employer Directors

Employers may nominate candidates for consideration as Employer Directors. Following the merger with the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund on 1 July 2017, Rio Tinto has the right to appoint an Employer Director to the Equip board. Selection and appointment of other employer directors is based on an employer vote conducted by an independent external organisation. All employers contributing to Equip are entitled to vote for candidates, with an allocation of votes equal to the number of their employees who are Equip members on the nominated date. Rio Tinto's vote is restricted for candidates other than its own Employer Director appointee.

Independent Directors

Equip's three independent directors are selected and appointed by the existing members of the board. The Chair is selected from the three independent directors. 

Our board committees 

Rules relating to nomination, appointment, removal of trustee directors

Before each election, the board of Equipsuper Pty Ltd determines the applicable rules under which the election will be conducted, as required under the company’s constitution. 

Equip also has a Board Renewal and Assessment Policy which sets out the manner in which the board is structured, the board policy on director diversity and board renewal. 

Read more here

Key governance documents

We believe that corporate governance is fundamental to ensuring that the company and the fund are managed properly and delivering long-term results to fund members.

You can use the following links to access more detailed information about the structure, rules and policies that inform the way in which we manage the fund.

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Related pages

Product disclosure statements

Read and download various PDSs

Proxy voting

View past proxy voting records

Board committees

Learn more about Equip's committees

Annual reports

Read Equip's annual reports and financial statements

Investment managers

Learn about Equip's external investment managers

Material service providers

See Equip's service providers (excluding investment managers)

Top investment holdings

View Equip's top investment holdings

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