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Our board

The activities of Sunsuper Pty Ltd are managed by our trustee board, which includes equal numbers of member and employer representatives and from 2015-16, three independent Directors. The board is responsible for managing the Fund, and ensures it operates in the best interests of all members and continues to comply with all legal requirements. Listed are the representatives of the board as at July 2018.

Andrew Fraser - Chair

Andrew is a professional director and serves on a range of boards, across different industry sectors. He serves as Chair of Sunsuper, and is a director of New Zealand Rugby League, on the Council of Griffith University and on the Ernst and Young GPS Advisory Board. He is also a director on the Major Projects Advisory Board for the Whitsunday Regional Council and serves on the board of the Hear and Say Centre in Brisbane. At Griffith University he is also a member of Griffith Enterprise Advisory Board and serves on the Finance, Risk and Resources Committee of the University.

Previously he was the Head of Strategy & Investment at the National Rugby League (NRL) and has served as director of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Ltd, and on the Australian Sports Commission, the federal agency charged with oversight and funding of elite sport (including the Australian Institute of Sport) and grassroots sport in Australia. For the duration of his term on the Commission, Andrew was a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. He is also a former director of Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd, which is developing a rail and road transport logistics hub to serve Sydney’s supply chain.

Andrew served as a Minister in two governments including as Treasurer of Queensland from 2007 to 2012. During his career in government Andrew also held portfolios as Minister for State Development and Trade, Minister for Employment and Economic Development and Minister for Local Government, Planning and Sport. He was appointed as Queensland’s youngest Deputy Premier in 2011.

A graduate of Griffith University, Andrew has a First Class Honours Degree in Law and a Bachelor of Commerce and won the University Medal.

Andrew was appointed as an independent Director of Sunsuper in September 2015.

Andrew Fraser

Michael Clifford - Director

Michael Clifford is the Assistant General Secretary of the Queensland Council of Unions.

Michael was a Director of Intrust Super from February 2013 to December 2015 and was Chairperson of the Marketing Committee.

Michael has been an advocate for improved superannuation for two decades in his roles as Coordinator with United Voice from 2012 to 2015, Queensland Secretary of the Finance Sector Union of Australia (FSU) from 2001 to 2012 and National Industrial Officer for the FSU from 1997 to 2001.

Michael was also the inaugural Chairperson of the Australian Labor Party’s Queensland Policy Coordination Council and prior to that was the Deputy Chairperson of the Economic and Infrastructure Policy Committee. Michael has also been a member of the ALP Queensland Branch Administrative Committee.

Michael worked in the Community Sector for six years. Having advocated for people in his role as community worker, and for working people during his time in the union movement, Michael has gained a good understanding as to what our members deal with in their working lives. He realises that education about superannuation is important for people to make a well informed decision on their retirement savings.

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New South Wales with Majors in Industrial Relations and History.

Michael was appointed as a Director of Sunsuper in February 2016.

Michael Clifford

Elizabeth Hallett - Director

Elizabeth, who is based in Sydney, was a partner with international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright for 22 years practising in corporate advisory, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. Elizabeth brings corporate governance, risk management and strategy development skills to the board.

Elizabeth has extensive board experience having been a member of the board of directors of the Australia-Indonesia Institute from 1999-2010, as well as the Children’s Medical Research Institute from 2001-2009, where she contributed to the Audit & Risk, and Finance & Investment committees. She was appointed to the Takeovers Panel in 2013. Elizabeth has significant international experience, having been a member of the global Group Executive Committee of Norton Rose Fulbright. She was based in Jakarta for a number of years.

Elizabeth was appointed as a Director of Sunsuper in March 2014.

Elizabeth Hallett

Mark Harvey - Director

Mark is the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) where he is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the functions, centres, institutes, and offices that comprise the Research and Innovation portfolio. He is also Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ), Chair of CCIQ’s Investment Committee, and board member of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation and economic development organisation Toowoomba & Surat Basin Enterprise.

Before joining USQ, Mark spent seven years in private equity including as Partner of CM Capital, an institutionally backed venture capital fund focussed on the biotechnology, life sciences, telecommunications, information technology and renewable energy sectors. During this time, Mark played a significant role in the management of investee company’s research programs, finances, fund raising, intellectual property, physical assets and executive team recruitment. He has held directorships on numerous companies including ASX and NASDAQ publically listed entities, and has been a member of the investment committee of several venture capital organisations.

Originally trained as a biomedical scientist, Mark has a PhD and MBA.

Mark was appointed as a Director of Sunsuper in July 2016.

Mark Harvey

Jenni Mack - Director

Jenni is an experienced consumer advocate and company director. She is a former Chair of Australia’s leading consumer group CHOICE and currently chairs of one of Australia’s largest community services providers, CoAct.

Jenni has particular expertise with member-based non-for-profit organisations operating in commercial environment. This includes strategy development, risk management, organisational transformation and business innovation, especially using digital platforms. She has high level experience in public policy, regulation, stakeholder relations, media and corporate affairs.

Jenni has deep expertise in consumer policy including an understanding of drivers of consumer behaviour, consumer information needs, standards setting, complaints and compensation schemes and has worked on consumer issues in superannuation, retirement incomes and financial advice for more than 25 years.

Jenni is a member of the Red Cross Blood Service Board, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand and serves on ASIC’s External Advisory Panel and the food Health Star Rating Oversight Committee.

Jenni has a BA, a Masters of Administrative Law and Policy and is completing a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Jenni was appointed as an independent Director of Sunsuper in July 2015.

Jenni Mack

Ros McLennan- Director

Ros was elected QCU General Secretary in July 2015, having first been elected to the position of QCU Assistant General Secretary in March 2014.

For ten years, she served as an Assistant Secretary of the Independent Education Union - Queensland and Northern Territory Branch (IEUA-QNT) since 2004, having first worked with North Queensland members to build union strength as a regional Organiser from 1998. Ros was also Secretary of the QCU Townsville Branch for many years, and has a deep appreciation of the significant role of QCU Provincial Councils throughout Queensland.

Ros was first employed as an Organiser by the SDA in 1993, enjoying the particular challenges of organising workers in the retail sector.

Ros is passionate about industrial and community campaigning - and has had 23 years experience in organising members to build power at work. She is the mother of two children, who inspire her to work for a better, fairer future.

Ros was appointed as a Director of Sunsuper in October 2015.

Ros McLennan

Ben Swan - Director

Ben is the former Queensland Branch Secretary of The Australian Workers' Union. Since starting work with the union in 1997 Ben has held the positions of Assistant National Secretary, Queensland Branch Assistant Secretary, National Industrial Officer and Industrial Advocate.

Ben is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Graduate Diploma in Strategic leadership, the Diploma of Superannuation through AIST and the Certificate in Change Leadership through Cornell University. Ben is currently undertaking studies in Business Administration.

Ben was appointed as a Director of Sunsuper in August 2013.

Ben Swan

Michael Traill AM - Director

Michael joined Social Ventures Australia (SVA) as founding CEO in 2002 after 15 years as a co-founder and Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm, Macquarie Direct Investment.

Following a successful investment banking career at Macquarie, Michael led SVA as it built a reputation for providing partnership solutions that brought business disciplines and innovative social investment practice to the challenge of solving Australia’s entrenched problems of social disadvantage. During Michael’s tenure SVA grew to a nationally respected organisation with a high quality team of over 50 people. He was also closely involved in the creation of the unique GoodStart non-profit syndicate, now a successful $800m social enterprise, which acquired the assets of the failed ABC childcare centres in 2010.

Michael stepped down from the SVA CEO role in October 2014 and continues in a role as Chair of the SVA Leadership Council. He maintains a balance of primarily social purpose non-executive involvements including as Chair of GoodStart Early Learning, Chair of the SVA Social Impact Fund and as a director of Australian Schools Plus and Australian Philanthropic Services. He has a continuing involvement in the private equity market as a director of MH Carnegie & Co and as Chair of asset management software business Assetic.

He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Harvard University.

He was recognised as a Financial Review BOSS Magazine ‘True Leader’ in 2007 and was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2010 in recognition of his service to the Australian non-profit sector through the work of SVA.

Michael was appointed as an independent Director of Sunsuper in September 2015.

Michael Traill AM

Georgina Williams - Director

Georgie is a professional director and serves on a number of boards. 

As well as Sunsuper she is currently a director on ASX listed Reece Ltd and Lifestyle Communities Ltd. On both Reece and Lifestyle Georgie also serves as a member of the Audit committees.

Georgie has over 25 years experience in Banking and Superannuation including roles as Chief Executive Officer, Food and Wine Victoria; Group Executive Engagement, Advocacy and Brand at Australian Super; and Head of Brand and Marketing at the Bank of Melbourne. She has also held a number of executive positions at NAB over many years in both Australia and the United Kingdom, which included roles in the commercial banking, wealth, strategy and marketing departments.

She was recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 CMO’s in 2016 by CMO Magazine. She currently serves as a judge on the Top 50 CMO panel 2018 determining Australia’s top marketers.

Georgie’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. She is also a member of AICD and a graduate of the AICD director’s course.

Georgie was appointed as an Employer Director of Sunsuper in July 2018.

 
Georgina Williams