Aussie award for LUCRF CEO

Australia Day 2010 brought a proud moment for LUCRF Super CEO, Mr Greg Sword.

Mr Sword was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition for outstanding achievement and service, through his role in lobbying for the rights of everyday workers through his long-standing involvement The fundamental objectives driving the formation of the Fund were to preserve the rights of the average Australian worker, in a time where superannuation was primarily a privilege for the white collar worker.  The Union movement pushed that the employee should have the right to choose which Fund they wanted to be in, that their super was portable and could be taken with them from job to job, and that full vesting of all amounts contributed remained the members’ super benefit.  This essentially provided fair retirement benefits for all and set the framework for modern day superannuation in Australia.

Mr Sword has been actively involved in the Union Movement for over 30 years and today holds board positions for various foundations which reflect his principles of giving back to the community in order to better serve the Australian people.  Mirroring his attitude towards giving back to the community, LUCRF Super supports various initiatives including the St Vincent’s ‘Opera in the Market’, with proceeds helping worthwhile charities, and affiliations with the National Jockey Trust and the Australian Professional Footballers’ Association.  These initiatives not only give back directly to the community, but also educate about the importance of financial security and planning for later life.

The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent way Australians recognise the achievements and service of their fellow citizens, and is awarded twice annually.  For Mr Sword this is a huge honour which reaffirms the importance of his drive to provide a better life for ordinary Australians.