VFMC Announces Board appointments

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VFMC Announces Board appointments

The Chair of Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC), Lisa Gay, welcomes the appointment of Chris Barrett to the Board of VFMC (effective 12 December 2023).

Chris commenced as DTF Secretary in December 2023 and leads the Department in its role of providing economic, financial and resource management policy advice to the Government. Chris joined DTF as Deputy Secretary of the Economic Division in January 2021. Chris was responsible for the provision of high-level economic and policy advice to Government on productivity, taxation and regulation, along with social, environmental and economic development issues. Before this, Chris was the CEO of Invest Victoria, and led both the Victorian Government’s approach to investment attraction and the Economic Recovery Mission in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Chris’ career includes over two decades in public service in Melbourne, Canberra and internationally, including as Deputy Secretary, Policy and Cabinet in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

In 2011, Chris was appointed Australian Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he led Australia’s engagement with the OECD and contributed to global best-practice public policy. Following on from his role with the OECD, Chris spent four years with the European Climate Foundation in Berlin, where, as Executive Director, Finance and Economics, he led an international philanthropic strategy on the economic and financial implications and opportunities of the low-carbon transition.

VFMC is also pleased to announce that Andrew Nicolaou, Maria Wilton and David Martine have been re-appointed to the Board of VFMC.

VFMC is responsible for the investment of over $80 billion for Victorian public authorities. Clients include the Emergency Services and State Super Fund, WorkSafe Victoria, Transport Accident Commission, and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority.

For more information please contact:

Kate Galvin

Chief Executive Officer

Victorian Funds Management Corporation

+61 3 9207 2900

Email [email protected]

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