Bill Kelty AC
Bill Kelty has had a long career in the union movement, as a board member of several private and public companies, a director of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and member of the AFL Commission, since graduating as a Bachelor of Economics from La Trobe University.
His career commenced when he was appointed as an industrial officer, Federated Storeman and Packers Union, after which he became a research officer for Workers’ Education Association, Adelaide and then research officer/advocate for the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
From 1977-83, he was Assistant Secretary of the ACTU, and then Secretary from 1983-2000 when the ‘Accord’ between the Federal Government and the Union movement evolved.
Current board appointments include Linfox Group Director, Virtual Communities Director, Luna Park Board Director, AFL Players’ Trust Board member and Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal member. Other previous governance roles include Commonwealth Government Regional Development Taskforce Chairman, Superannuation Trust of Australia Chairman, Ministerial Advisory Group for Young Adults Chair, National Employment and Training Taskforce member, Australian Retirement Fund Director, Industry Funds Investments Director and Australian Football League Commissioner.