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New Protect Phone Apps Coming Soon!

May 17, 2017

Protect will be launching new phone apps in June, for both iOS and Android platforms.

The new apps will be a completely new design, containing all functionality from the existing app as well as new significant enhancements.

The main new feature is the ability to make a severance claim via your Apple or Android smartphone. There is no need to call us, complete a form, or even jump onto a computer. This feature will be undoubtedly be the most convenient and fastest way to access your cash.

Users of the existing app will notice that it is no longer working following the upgrade of the ProtectNET system in April. We ask that you please delete the existing app, and install the new app when it is released.

Further updates will follow as we approach launch-date via ProtectNET, the Protect website, and in your mid-year newsletter.

In the meantime, we appreciate your patience whilst the new app is completed.

ProtectNET Upgrade Complete - New Menu Icon

April 07, 2017

The ProtectNET upgrade is now completed.

As part of the upgrade, the menu is now accessible by selecting the icon on the top left hand corner of your screen.

Thank you for your patience during the upgrade period.

Protect Severance Fund Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

February 16, 2017

Protect has announced the departure in April of Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary, Alex McCallum. From his appointment in October 2009, Alex has brought a wealth of leadership, administrative, training and industrial experience to the company. He will be retiring from the workforce after 48 years, having first entered as an apprentice electrician in 1968.

“It has been a great privilege to lead Protect for the past 8 years, commencing in the tumultuous period that was the Global Financial Crisis” Alex said. Since then “the fund has grown, diversified and restructured its administration to become a highly professional organisation which operates nationally”.

Under Alex’s leadership, Protect has expanded from a secretariat of three to a team of 22 including in-house administration, operations support, finance, field staff and IT management. It is now the most dynamic redundancy fund in Australia.

Following Alex’s retirement, Protect will welcome new Chief Executive Officer, Michael Connolly. Michael joins Protect after almost 14 years in senior management with CoINVEST Limited as Company Secretary and Manager Corporate.

Having overseen governance, strategic planning and the IT needs at CoINVEST, Michael will carry Protect into its third phase of development, bringing new skills and vision to the organisation. Prior to CoINVEST, Michael has held roles in finance and strategy with one of Australia’s largest international food manufacturers as well as roles in the investment, management, consulting and accounting sectors.

“I’m really pleased to continue servicing a similar base, providing a valuable service to workers and employers” said Michael. “As a business trusted to manage industry funds, I’ll be focused on ensuring Protect’s governance approach is of the highest standard as well as taking a fresh look at how we can incrementally improve our services to our members”.

With his departure on 28 April imminent, Alex would like to acknowledge the staff at Protect for their important contribution to the success of the organisation over the past years and wishes the Sponsors, the Board, employers, workers and service providers well for the future.


For more information, please contact Alexandra Rutman or Catherine Parker at 3 Degrees Marketing:

p:+44 0 7955 824 247
p: 03 8416 5999

Online Severance Claims Now Available

October 17, 2016

We are excited to announce that all workers can now make an initial severance claim via your online account.

This function is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is the fastest way to access your funds.

Please login to your account as your first step in making your claim, and contact us if you have any difficulties or require any assistance.

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