About EISS


The Electricity Industry Superannuation Scheme (EISS) is a superannuation scheme offered exclusively to employees in the electricity supply industry and their spouses.

EISS not only aims to grow your retirement wealth, but importantly, it offers protection for you and those who depend upon you in the event of your death or disability.

The Scheme provides super services to eight contributing employers and over 3,000 members.

Scheme members belong to one of four sub-schemes. A range of benefits are provided, including leaving service, retrenchment, retirement, death and disability. Members can make additional voluntary contributions

The scheme aims to secure the best return from the investment of scheme assets, within an acceptable level of risk. The Scheme is run by the Electricity Industry Superannuation Board which employs a number of experts to manage its investments and carefully monitors their performance.

 

About the Electricity Industry Superannuation Board

 

The Board is made up of nine members. Four members are appointed by the employers. Two Board members are elected by Scheme members and two Board members are appointed by the United Trades and Labor Council of SA. The ninth member is an independent chairman appointed by the eight other Board members.

There must be at least one man and one woman amongst the Board members appointed by the employers. Also, the two elected members must be a man and a woman.

 

Members of the Board

 

Peter Siebels

 

Peter assumed the Chair role in March 2015. Prior to becoming a professional Director, he worked with KPMG for over 30 years and held a number of senior roles there including being a member of KPMG's National Executive Committee and National Board. He was also State Chairman of KPMG in SA for eight years.

An experienced Director, Peter currently sits on the board of the RAA and St Ann's College, and also a number of successful private companies. He formerly sat on the Boards of the State Theatre Company, Business SA and the Walford Anglican School for Girls.

Patrick Makinson

 

Patrick is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA from the University of Adelaide. Patrick is Company Secretary at SA Power Networks where he has worked for the past 17 years predominantly in senior manager positions within Finance and Regulation. Prior to this Patrick had several years' experience working for large Chartered Accountant consultancy firms.

Patrick is also Chair of the Electricity Industry Superannuation Scheme Investment Committee.
 

Janette Bettcher

 

Janette Bettcher is the Manager of Information Technology within SA Power Networks. She has 32 years' experience in the electricity supply industry specialising in the planning, design, building and implementation of business systems within the areas of distribution, generation, full retail contestability and corporate services.

Janette enjoys putting her experience to use within the community by participating as a mentor in a number of mentoring programs.

Janette has a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences majoring in Computer Science.

Paul Wight

 

Paul Wight is a CPA with a BA (Accountancy) from the South Australian Institute of Technology (now known as Uni SA). Paul has over 10 years of experience in the electricity industry working in the finance area at Torrens Island Power Station, with the past 5 years being with AGL.

Prior to that he had almost 20 years' experience within the Oil Industry working in accounting related roles across the manufacturing, sales, credit, customer service and distribution businesses.

Paul also serves on the Electricity Industry Superannuation Scheme Corporate Governance Committee.
 

Mark Vincent

 

Mark Vincent is a member elected Board Member and has served on the Board since 2011. He is currently employed by SA Power Networks as their Manager of Network Investment Strategy.

With over 25 years' experience in the electricity industry, Mark has undertaken a broad range of roles including trade based work, engineering, project management, development of regulatory proposals and business strategy. Mark also serves on the Electricity Industry Superannuation Scheme Corporate Governance Committee.

John Adley

 

John was elected as branch Secretary of the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union, Electrical Energy and Services Division – SA Branch in 2015.

John became a CEPU SA official in 2007 and has represented CEPU members in local and state government, transport, manufacturing, mining, and Defence industries. 

From 2012 John has represented members working in the South Australian electricity generation, transmission and distribution sectors.

John is a board member of PEER VEET, a not-for-profit Group Training Scheme and Registered Training Organisation that provides apprenticeship training in the electrical and plumbing trades.

Sue Renner

 

Sue is a solicitor with over 13 years’ experience in the electricity industry. She currently holds the position of Special Counsel at ElectraNet , where she has had held a number of legal roles.

She has had previous experience as a director for a range of Boards and experience in corporate governance, risk management and insurance.

Damien Rice

 

Damien Rice is a CPA with a BA (Accountancy) from the University of South Australia. With over 30 years’ experience in the Electricity Industry Damien has occupied a number of varying commercial and financially focused roles and has been a change and implementation agent on many occasions.

Prior to the current role of Chief Financial Officer for Flinders Power, Damien was the Commercial Manager for the South Australian operations of Alinta Energy.

Anne Purdy

 

Anne has been employed as Director: Industrial + Legal by the Australian Services Union (SA + NT Branch) since 2013. Previously she was the Coordinator of the Young Workers’ Legal Service operated by SA Unions. She is a member of the Committee of Management of the Working Women’s Centre SA and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) along with a Bachelor of Social Sciences.

 

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