Board Member - Employee Representative
Appointed November 2012
Mr Claassens has been on our board since 2012 and is the Chair of the Member Services Committee, Chair of the HR & Nominations Committee and appointed Deputy Chair of the Police Superannuation Advisory Committee (PSAC). He is currently the State Secretary and National Executive Member of the NSW Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Director of Australian Mutual Bank and is an Elected Director of Transport Heritage NSW where he is the Deputy Chair of the Transport Heritage Board and is also the Chair of its Safety Committee. He has a passion for the transport industry, having begun his career driving trains on the NSW rail network.
Mr Claassens is an experienced board member having held numerous positions in the Mutual Credit Union sector and has been involved in several mergers. He is currently serving on the Board of Australian Mutual Bank and as a member of its Risk Committee. Mr Claassens has been part of the Sydney Alliance Community Building Board since 2013. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.
Mr Claassens still drives passenger trains and heritage steam locomotives on a regular basis.