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Sunsuper's contact centre wins major industry award for the third year - 27/10/2016
Sunsuper's contact centre has been recognised for its industry-leading customer service for the third year running after winning The Service Excellence in a Medium Contact Centre Award (under100 employees).

Sunsuper New Best Innovation Award, SuperRatings - 20/10/2016
SuperRatings recognised Sunsuper on 18 October 2016 for launching the most innovative product or feature over the past year – in terms of the size of the impact on a member’s retirement outcome and the number of members that could benefit from it.

Sunsuper partners with female startup accelerator program, SheStarts - 10/10/16
Sunsuper, one of Australia's most highly-rated super funds, is one of four major partners sponsoring SheStarts, which was launched by BlueChilli to close the gender gap in the tech industry.

Sunsuper continues to target growth in adviser market - 25/08/16
Less than 18 months after launching to the national financial advice community, Sunsuper has today announced the appointment of two new Business Development Managers and the introduction of an online portal for financial advisers, Adviser Online.

Sunsuper announces new board appointments - 12/07/16
Sunsuper has today announced the appointments of Theresa Moltoni OAM and Professor Mark Harvey to the position of directors of the board replacing outgoing Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) appointed directors Rob Hutchinson and Paul Lahiff.

Board Announcement - Paul Lahiff - 27/05/16
Paul Lahiff has retired from the Sunsuper Board effective from April 28, 2016.

Do you trust your managers…only 20% of employees do - 25/05/16
Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation and retirement businesses, today launched its 2016 Australian Employee Insights Report. The report found that while less than half of Australians (46%) always trust their immediate manager and less than a quarter (24%) always trust senior management, only 20% admitted to always trusting both.

More than half of employees don’t find performance reviews useful - 25/05/2016
According to Sunsuper's 2016 Australian Employee Insights Report, only 48% of Australian workers said they found their company’s performance review process and the feedback they received useful.

Nearly three quarters of Australians don’t know the current SG rate - 25/05/2016
Sunsuper's 2016 Australian Employee Insights Report found that 72% of Australian workers don’t know that the current superannuation guarantee (SG) rate is 9.5%.

Sunsuper recognised at Chant West Awards - 05/05/2016
Sunsuper was last night awarded ‘Best Fund: Integrity’ and ‘Corporate Solutions Fund of the Year’ at Chant West’s Super Fund Awards in Sydney, recognising excellence in the super industry.

Sunsuper launches industry leading TPD insurance product - 26/04/2016
Sunsuper has today announced the launch of a new total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance product which will remove waiting periods for the majority of claims and focus on early intervention, vocational rehabilitation and, where possible, helping members return to work.

Investment industry leaders to join Sunsuper - 19/02/2016
Sunsuper has successfully attracted ex Vanguard Group managing director and chief investment officer George U. (Gus) Sauter out of retirement in the United States to join its investment committee. Mr Sauter will join one of the local investment market’s leading lights, Mr Rodney Green, who also recently joined the committee.

Sunsuper announces new board appointments - 09/02/2016
Sunsuper has today announced the appointments of Roslyn McLennan and Michael Clifford to the position of directors of the board replacing outgoing Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) directors Ron Monaghan and John Battams.

Sunsuper’s contact centre recognised in major service award - 11/11/2015 
Sunsuper’s contact centre has been recognised for its customer service by Australia’s leading independent customer service organisation for the second year running.

Many women “scared” or “sad” by the thought of retirement - 09/11/2015
Nearly a quarter of women feel “sad’ or “scared” when they think about retirement, according to a new survey by one of Australia’s biggest superannuation businesses, Sunsuper.

Sunsuper appoints new CIO - 05/11/2015 
Sunsuper has today announced the appointment of Ian Patrick to the role of its new chief investment officer.

Sunsuper and AIA Australia extend partnership to 2020 - 02/11/2015 
Sunsuper has announced it will extend its partnership with AIA Australia to provide death, disablement and income protection insurance cover to its one million members beyond July 2016.

 Sunsuper continues adviser growth - 25/9/2015
Sunsuper has today announced the appointment of Mr Mark Stubbings to the Fund's newly created role of Business Development Manager, supporting the Fund’s retail distribution strategy.

Sunsuper strengthens board goverance with new appointments - 21/9/2015 
Sunsuper has today announced the appointments of Mr Michael Traill AM and Mr Andrew Fraser to the positions of directors of the board.

Sunsuper CIO David Hartley retires - 06/08/2015
Sunsuper has announced the retirement of its long-serving chief investment office, David Hartley, after a 34-year career in the investment industry that includes 10 years with Sunsuper. 

World's leading finologist to headline AFA roadshow - 12/06/2015
One of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, Sunsuper, is joining forces with the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) to bring world renowned US-based psychologist and PortfolioConstruction Forum’s recently appointed Chief Finology Officer, Dr David Lazenby, to Australia for the AFA National Roadshow in July.

Jenni Mack joins Sunsuper in historic board appointment - 04/06/2015
Sunsuper has today announced the appointment of one of the financial service industry’s most influential thought leaders and dedicated consumer advocates, Ms Jenni Mack, to the position of director of the board.

Sunsuper appoints chief economist - 22/05/2015
Sunsuper has today announced the appointment of Mr Brian Parker to the business's newly created role of chief economist.

Sunsuper recognised for member services - 07/05/2015
Sunsuper was last night awarded ‘Best Fund: Member Services’ at Chant West’s Super Fund Awards for the third year

Sunsuper helping members redefine retirement - 05/05/2015
Sunsuper recently launched an innovative online education site called The Dream Project which contains a range of tools, resources and inspiration to engage with members and help redefine their traditional views of retirement.

Sunsuper targets national growth - 27/04/2015
One of Australia’s biggest super and retirement businesses Sunsuper has signalled its intention to actively target national expansion with the recent appointment of three senior managers to its growth and advice division.

New report gives Australian businesses insight into employees - 20/04/2015
Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation and retirement businesses, today launched its inaugural Australian Employee Insights Report.

Sunsuper and Vanguard enter strategic alliance - 09/03/2015
One of Australia’s biggest super and retirement businesses, Sunsuper, has entered into a strategic alliance with one of the world’s largest and most respected investment management companies, the Vanguard Group.

Women better at managing household finances - 05/03/2015
New research released today by Sunsuper has shown that 73% of women say they're better at managing the household finances and budget, compared to 69% of men.

Sunsuper announces new board and investment committee appointments - 06/02/2015
Sunsuper and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have today announced the appointment of Paul Lahiff as a director of the board to replace Graham Heilbronn who retired in December.

Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World offers $150,000 in community grants - 19/01/2015
Sunsuper, one of Australia's largest superannuation funds, has relaunched its Dreams for a Better World community giving program which will now offer $150,000 in grants to Australian charities, not-for-profit groups and community organisations.

Sunsuper’s contact centre recognised in major service award - 09/10/2014
Sunsuper has added another prize to its trophy cabinet after winning a major national customer service award for its contact centre this week.

Sunsuper expands Investment Management capability - 18/09/2014
Sunsuper has grown its investment management capability with two new appointments to the Fund’s Investment team.

Sunsuper launches My2cents - 15/09/2014
One of Australia’s biggest super funds Sunsuper has announced plans to ramp up its customer insights and analytics capability with the public launch this week of its online member research community ‘My2cents’.

Survey: Majority of Australian businesses supported SG increase - 05/09/2014
A survey by Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, has found that 59% of businesses supported the increase to the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate, including 14% who strongly supported the rise.

Sunsuper heralds further national expansion - 02/07/2014
Sunsuper’s new CEO Scott Hartley has signalled the Fund’s intention to aggressively target national growth and firmly cement its position as one of the top ten superannuation funds in Australia.

Sunsuper recognised for member services - 22/05/2014
Sunsuper was last night awarded 'Best Fund: Member Services' at Chant West’s Super Fund Awards.

Sunsuper announces appointment of new board director - 28/03/2014
Sunsuper has today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Hallett to the position of director of the board.

Sunsuper appoints Investment Operations Manager - 05/03/2014
Sunsuper has appointed Lounarda David to the Fund’s newly created Investment Operations Manager role.

Discovery Holiday Parks positioned for further growth following successful ownership transition led by Sunsuper - 10/02/14
Discovery Holiday Parks (Discovery Parks) today announced the completion of a successful ownership transition through which Sunsuper, an existing major shareholder in Discovery Parks, has acquired a significant majority of the business from fellow shareholders Next Capital, Allegro Funds and Macquarie Funds.

Sunsuper grows digital offering for employers - 25/11/13
Sunsuper has today unveiled a range of enhancements to its digital offering for employers as part of the Fund’s commitment to become the industry leader in employer services and the easiest fund for employers to deal with.

Sunsuper appoints CEO - 12/11/13
The board of one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, Sunsuper, has today announced the appointment of Scott Hartley as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Nine in ten Australians confused about the age pension - 18/09/13
A Sunsuper survey has found that 88% of Australians don’t know how much the age pension would provide them in retirement, even though one in three (34%) believe they’ll be completely reliant on it.

Statement from Sunsuper's Chairman - 01/08/13
Sunsuper has announced that following discussions over a period of time, Tony Lally has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Sunsuper after 6 years of service.

Cooma grandmother wins $5k grant to help brain injured grandson - 04/07/13
The dream of Cooma woman Robyn Went to help her three-year-old brain injured grandson from Canberra receive five months of conductive education therapy has come true thanks to a $5,000 Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World grant.

42% of Aussies make some interesting admissions about what they’d rather do than manage their super - 1/07/13
While 46% of Australians say they actively monitor their super multiple times per year, many say they would rather spend their time doing anything but.

Sunsuper recognised for member services and insurance offering - 23/05/13
Sunsuper was last night awarded ‘Best Fund: Member Services’ and ‘Best Fund: Insurance’ at Chant West’s inaugural Super Fund Awards.

Sunsuper grows Product team - 16/05/13
Sunsuper has announced the appointment of three new product senior managers as the Fund continues to grow its strategic product management capabilities, following the creation of a new product division late last year.

Melbourne woman wins $5k grant to help niece with cerebral palsy - 15/05/13
The dream of Melbourne woman, Sally Desbois, to help her five-year old niece from the Gold Coast with cerebral palsy receive six months of conductive physical therapy has come true thanks to a $5,000 Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World grant.

Hendra woman wins $5k to help quadriplegic man continue his love of cycling - 10/04/13
Last year Trevor Ward from Chapel Hill spent nine months in hospital after a serious bike accident. The bike accident left him quadriplegic and unable to ride a regular bike.

Local woman wins $5k to help young girl with serious brain injury - 19/03/13
The dream of Paddington resident, Samantha Shumack, to help a 5-year old girl with a brain impairment receive a wheelchair lift for the family’s vehicle has come true thanks to a $5,000 Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World grant.

Gold Coast resident wins $5k to rescue abused horses - 14/12/12
Amanda Vella from Helensvale has won a $5,000 grant for her Save a Horse Australia Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in the November round of Sunsuper’s Dreams for a better world competition.

Local wins $5k to help young girl with Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome - 10/12/12
Mary Albury from Moorooka has won a $5,000 Sunsuper Dreams for a better world grant to help her friend’s daughter, Maya, with her ongoing medical costs.

Sunsuper welcomes Government announcement - 05/04/13
Tony Lally, chief executive officer of one of Australia’s biggest super funds, Sunsuper, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement earlier today of changes to the superannuation system.

Two thirds of Australians think super will be a key election issue - 27/3/13
A survey by Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, has revealed that two thirds (68%) of Australians believe superannuation will be an important issue to watch in the lead up to the federal election.

Sunsuper wins first MySuper approval in the country - 15/02/13
Coming off the back of the announcement of its Fund of the Year 2013 awards, Sunsuper is proud to announce that it is the first super fund in Australia to secure approval from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to launch a MySuper product from later this year.