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ABOUT US - WHO WE ARE

FES Super is the superannuation fund for employees of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia (DFES). Membership is also available for employees of the:

  • United Firefighters Union of Western Australia
  • Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Association (Inc)
  • Fire and Emergency Services Superannuation Board.

FES Super executive and management

The Fire and Emergency Services Superannuation Board is the Trustee of FES Super. The Superannuation Board is responsible for managing FES Super in the best interests of all members and for ensuring that FES Super is run in accordance with its governing legislation.

There are six Board Members, with an equal number of employer-appointed and member-elected members.

The Board Members are:

Employer Appointed

  • Mr Frank Sciarrone<br />
Financial Planning Consultant (Chairman) Mr Frank Sciarrone
    Financial Planning Consultant (Chairman)
  • Mr Brendon Shepherd<br />
Investment Professional Mr Brendon Shepherd
    Investment Professional
  • Ms Karen Lamont<br />
Human Resources Professional Ms Karen Lamont
    Human Resources Professional

Member Elected

  • Mr Kevin Jolly<br />
Branch President, United Firefighters Union of Western Australia Mr Kevin Jolly
    Branch President, United Firefighters Union of Western Australia
  • Mr Brian Longman<br />
Station Officer Mr Brian Longman
    Station Officer
  • Mr Kelly Wyeth<br />
Station Officer Mr Kelly Wyeth
    Station Officer

The Board's Responsibilities

The Board is responsible for making sure the fund is run in line with rules set out in legislation. In practical terms, the Board must by law:

  • Act in the best interests of all members and beneficiaries.
  • Invest the fund assets appropriately.
  • Ensure benefits are paid correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the fund has adequate financial backing.
  • Exercise care, skill and diligence in decision making.

The staff of the Superannuation Board carry out the day-to-day running of FES Super. The Chief Finance Officer and Fund Secretary is Mr Adrian Rutter.

Read more information about the Superannuation Board Members and the Fund by clicking 'Publications' on the far right hand side at the top of this page, then click on 'Forms/Resources' and then 'About Fes Super'.