Michael O'Connor has been involved with industry superannuation funds since the 1980s. He is Co-Chair of First Super, which has 72,000 members across the timber, pulp & paper and furniture & joinery industries and their communities.
Michael is also the National Secretary of the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU). He has been with the Union for over twenty-five years, commencing work as a union organiser in 1985.
Further to the above, Michael is: Director/Chair of Super Benefits Administration Pty Ltd (SBA); Director of Utilities of Australia (UoA); Director/Chair of Secure Employees Entitlements Trust (SEET); a Vice President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). Michael has previously been a Director of Frontier Consulting Pty Ltd, asset-consulting to a range of industry and not-for-profit funds.