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Our board

The activities of Sunsuper Pty Ltd are managed by our trustee board, which is comprised of an equal number of member, employer and independent representatives. 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 January 2020.

Andrew Fraser - Chair

Andrew is a professional director and serves on a range of boards, across different industry sectors. He has been Chair of Sunsuper since 2018 and is former Chair of the Investment Committee (from 2016-18).

He is a Director of Watpac Ltd, New Zealand Rugby League and Motorsport Australia and has advisory roles with EY and Griffith Enterprise.

In addition to Chairing Orange Sky, Andrew also serves in other not-for-profit roles as a Director of 3rd Space and the Hear and Say Centre. He is also a Council Member of Griffith University, where he is the Chair of Finance and Risk.

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.

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.

 

Michael Clifford - Deputy Chair

Michael Clifford is the General Secretary of the Queensland Council of Unions and has served on superannuation boards since 2013. 

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

Michael has been a passionate advocate for improved superannuation for more than 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 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 an understanding as to what our members deal with in their working lives. He knows that education about superannuation is important for people to make well informed decisions on their retirement savings and that good governance is key to protecting our members’ future.

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.

 

Elizabeth Hallett - Director

Elizabeth is an experienced non-executive director and chair of audit & risk committees in the financial services and infrastructure sectors. She is a non-executive director on the boards of NPP Australia Limited (which is responsible for the New Payments Platform), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and NSW Land Registry Services. Elizabeth is a reappointed member of the Takeovers Panel, and sits on the Advisory Committee of the John Sample Group.

Elizabeth was formerly a corporate partner with an international law firm for 22 years, where she held global and national leadership roles. Elizabeth brings legal and regulatory, corporate governance, risk management and strategy development skills and experience to the board.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors’ Course and a Graduate of the AIST Trustee Directors’ Course.

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

Mark Harvey - Director

Mark has played a key role in the formation and growth of over 20 organisations, which has included managing research & development, operations, finances, fund raising and intellectual property commercialisation. Mark has been on the Board of Directors of ASX and NASDAQ listed public companies, CEO and Partner of two venture capital companies, a member of the Investment Committee of several venture funds, and on the Board of Directors of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) and the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). Mark is currently the Vice-President (Business Development) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ).

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

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

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 Lifeblood Board and the fledging Superannuation Consumers’ Australia. She is a former member ASIC’s External Advisory Panel and Chaired ASIC’s Consumer Advisory Panel for nearly ten years. She was also a member of ASIC inaugural Fintech Advisory Committee. 

Jenni has a BA, a Masters of Administrative Law and Policy and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. She is an AICD graduate and has completed the AIST Trustee Directors’ course.

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

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. During Michael’s tenure, SVA grew to a nationally respected organisation with a high-quality team of more than 50 people. He was also closely involved in the creation of the unique GoodStart non-profit syndicate, now a successful social enterprise with revenue of over $1 billion, which acquired the assets of the failed ABC childcare centres in 2010.

Michael stepped down from the SVA CEO role in October.  He maintains a balance of primarily social purpose non-executive involvements including as Chair of GoodStart Early Learning, Executive Director of For Purpose Investment Partners, Chair of the Federal Government Social Impact Investing Taskforce and a director of MH Carnegie & Co, Assetic, Hearts & Minds Investments and Australian Philanthropic Services. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW and author of ‘Jumping Ship’, winner of the 2017 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.
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.

 

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.

Further, Georgie is currently on the Board of Directors for UN Women Australia.

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 2019 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 a Director of Sunsuper in July 2018.
 

Catherine Wood - Director

Catherine has worked in the profit to member superannuation sector for over 20 years starting as an Executive and Director of AGEST Super then serving as a Fund Director and Chair of CareSuper. She has also served as a director of Industry bodies AIST (President) and Industry Super Australia.

Catherine is currently a director of the Industry Super Property Trust (ISPT Pty Ltd), a member of the Victorian Legal Services Board and a member of the Professional Standards Councils. She is Chair of Women in Super and a director of the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation.

Catherine brings deep industry knowledge, a strong member focus and experience regarding policy, governance, risk, member services, insurance and investment. Catherine has served on fund Committees dealing with Investment, Audit Compliance & Risk, Insurance, Member Services, People and Culture, Governance and Merger. She has participated in development and advocacy of industry policy, governance codes and professional development through her involvement on Industry bodies.

Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts, is a Graduate of the AIST Director Course (GAIST) and a Fellow of AIST.

Catherine was appointed as a Director of Sunsuper in December 2019.
 

Mark Goodey - Director

Mark is the Chief Finance Officer of the Australian Workers Union Queensland, previously he was the Compliance and Finance Officer for Australian Services Union (SA/NT).

For over 30 years as a Chartered Accountant, Mark has worked with regulatory authorities in connection with audit compliance, tax compliance and investigation work for individuals and corporates and was also involved in company reconstructions and  mergers and acquisitions. 

As well as his accountancy qualification he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and has lectured on Professional and Management courses for various UK universities over his career.  

Mark was appointed as a director of Sunsuper in January 2020.