The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Wood has today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Summers as the Chair of the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) for a three-year term.
The Authority is responsible for setting the rates of pay and allowances for Members of Parliament, the Judiciary and Local Authority Members.
Geoff Summers (pictured) replaces former Chair Dame Fran Wilde whose term has expired after being on the Authority since 2015.
“Mr Summers is a highly capable, respected, and experienced Deputy Chair and his move into the position of Chair demonstrates this. He will also continue to make a valuable contribution to the Authority’s work, with the confidence of the public,” said Minister Wood.
Currently the Deputy Chair of the Authority, Mr Summers has been a member of the Remuneration Authority since 2016.
“It’s vital for the Chair of the Authority to have significant leadership and governance experience, and a deep understanding of central government and local authority processes,” Mr Wood said.
“Mr Summers’ public credibility in employment management and remuneration enables him to understand a variety of legislative frameworks and appropriate remuneration for the work of Members of Parliament, Local Authorities and the Judiciary.”
There will be a new Deputy Chair appointed later in 2022.