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Bill Kelty AC

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Bill Kelty AC is a Non-executive Board member of the Linfox Group. He has more than 30 years experience in industrial relations.

Bill began his career in the early seventies working in various positions in the trade union movement. This involvement led to his becoming Assistant Secretary of the ACTU in 1977, a position he held until, in 1983, he was elected ACTU Secretary. He remained Secretary until February 2000. In his role as Secretary, Bill was responsible for industrial relations policy and practice in all industries, especially oil, the waterfront, retail, airlines and transport. Importantly he was responsible for helping to negotiate national fiscal policy including the introduction of compulsory superannuation for the Australian workforce.

In addition to being a non executive director of the Linfox Group, Bill’s current activities include being a Director of Hotel Leisure Tourism Trust of Australia, AFL Commissioner, Chairman of AFL Sports Ready, member of the AFLPA Education & Training Board, Member of the AFL Foundation, Chair, Ethical Clothing Trades Council of Victoria, Member of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Director of Virtual Communities and Director of the Bank of Queensland.

Bill was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2008. He has a degree in economics from Latrobe University in Victoria Latrobe University in Victoria.