About the Plan

Purpose

The Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan's primary purpose is to help provide financial security to you, as an Alcoa World Alumina – Australia, employee and your family through your superannuation.

It provides benefits to members (and dependants) under the following circumstances:

  • Retirement
  • Resignation
  • Death
  • Disablement
  • Ill-Health

History of the Plan

Prior to 1 January 2001, the Plan was a "defined benefit" fund only, which simply meant that the benefits that it provided were "defined" as a multiple of average salary, based upon your membership period.

On 1 January 2001, the Plan introduced a new section, known as the ‘Accumulation Section’. All new employees since that time will have become members of this section. Existing Defined Benefit Section members since that time have the choice of transferring to the Accumulation Section, or opting to remain under the Defined Benefit structure.

The Plan’s Trustee

Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan Pty Ltd ABN 80 065 702 454 RSE Licence L0002974, AFS Licence #530684 as Trustee for Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan ABN 80 928 800 255.

The Plan's assets are held in trust to provide benefits for members, and these assets are completely separate to those of Alcoa.

The Plan operates under a legal document called the Trust Deed, and the Trustee, Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan Pty Ltd, is responsible for ensuring that the Plan is managed in accordance with that Deed.

The Trustee Board consists of six directors, three appointed by Alcoa, and three elected by the Plan's membership.

The current Plan directors are:

  • Andrew Cooper (member elected - Huntly WA)
  • Narelle Macfarlane (Alcoa appointee)
  • Nathan Rowlands (member elected - Pinjarra WA)
  • Michael Seitz (member elected- Portland)
  • Gabriel Szondy (Alcoa appointee - Chairman)
  • Trevor Tilley (Alcoa appointee)

Helping our members understand their superannuation

The Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan provides tools and resources for members that will help you understand how to grow your super with a view to a comfortable retirement.  Tools include workplace advice sessions, budget planners and a retirement income simulator. See the tools and resources page to use these tools.  

For additional information about the Plan and its key features, you should also refer to the Product Disclosure Statement* relevant to your section of the Plan available from the Documents & forms section of this site.

If you have any enquiries relating to the Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan contact us, we are here to help.

*The Product Disclosure Statements and Plan documents are issued by the Trustee of the Plan. Unlike the material on this website they are not provided or issued by Mercer.

Plan Publications and Information

Here you can find the Annual Reports, the Annual Newsletters and any information relating to the Trustee and directors of the Plan. 

 

Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan Pty Ltd ABN 80 065 702 454 RSE Licence L0002974, Australian Financial Services Licence #530684, as Trustee for Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan ABN 80 928 800 255. This website is provided by Mercer Outsourcing (Australia) Pty Ltd (MOAPL) ABN 83 068 908 912, Australian Financial Services Licence # 411980. The Trustee pays a fee for the provision of this service, however this fee is not conditional on you using this service or acting on the information or advice provided through this service.