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Our executive team

The Sunsuper executive team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the fund’s operations and the implementation of the policies and strategies set by the board. Listed are the members of the executive team as at December 2016.


Scott Hartley – Chief Executive Officer

The Board appointed Scott as Sunsuper’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. He has had an extensive career in the superannuation industry with more than 15 years’ experience in executive management roles, most recently holding the position of Executive General Manager, Corporate and Institutional Wealth at NAB. During that time, Scott also held directorships with Plum Financial Services and Jana Investment Advisers. Prior to that, he held several other executive leadership roles within the NAB /MLC Group, comprising strategy and marketing, institutional investments and financial planning. Scott’s extensive industry experience and wealth of business knowledge makes him eminently suitable for the role of CEO and will ensure Sunsuper is well-positioned to realise its strategic ambitions and continue to grow its member and corporate client base nationally.


Ian Patrick – Chief Investment Officer

Ian joined Sunsuper in November 2015 as Chief Investment Officer. He and his team are responsible for continuing to execute the strategy of investing in a broad range of asset classes, dynamic asset allocation, and pursuing innovative investment opportunities, all while maintaining a strong emphasis on governance and maximising members’ returns.

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the institutional investment industry, most recently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer at JANA Investment Advisers, a role he held from 2008. Prior to that he was Head of Global Equities at JANA and has also worked for Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Alexander Forbes Consultants and Actuaries, and Ginsburg Malan & Carsons Consultants & Actuaries in Johannesburg.

Ian is an Actuary and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also a CFA charter holder.


Jason Sommer – Executive General Manager, People, Projects & Performance

In his position of EGM, People, Projects & Performance, Jason is accountable for many of the support services that keep Sunsuper performing optimally (both now and into the future), such as leading our:

  • People management team including embedment of our high performing culture.
  • Change and transformation activities across the Enterprise. This includes successful delivery of our Future State 2020 vision, a program over 5 years, developed to transform the Enterprise to make the hard things easier for our members.
  • Financial management functions including management accounting, fund accounting, tax, actuarial and procurement.
  • Institutional and large corporate fund transition capability.
  • Investment operations and technical service functions.

Prior to joining Sunsuper, Jason was an executive within the Corporate & Institutional Wealth businesses of the NAB Group. During his 11 years with the organisation Jason held a number of positions. Jason’s most recent role prior to joining Sunsuper was General Manager, Change & Technical Services, a position he occupied for 4 years. Jason was also a member of the investment committee for the various NAB Group super funds ($60b) and investment committee of the advice and licensees board of NAB.

Jason is an Actuary and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry with much of his career spent in Consulting, Relationship Management, Product, Project and Technical Services roles.


Lachlan East – Chief Risk Officer

Lachlan joined Sunsuper as Chief Risk Officer in 2012 and has close to 20 years experience across accounting and financial services industries.

Prior to joining Sunsuper, Lachlan spent more than 12 years working at international banking organisations predominantly in investment markets compliance roles based in Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.

Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia.


Michael Mulholland – Executive General Manager Advice, Marketing & Growth

Michael is currently the Executive General Manager for Advice, Marketing & Growth for Sunsuper. 

Michael is responsible for positioning Sunsuper at the forefront of the superannuation industry, and provides strategic direction for the design and delivery of customer experience, brand, marketing, and digital capability. 

Michael is also responsible for Sunsuper’s Net Cash Flow via development and implementation of sales and distribution strategies for attracting new employers, increasing penetration of Sunsuper members within existing large corporates and building, growing a network of aligned advice practices and retention. 

Prior to joining Sunsuper, Michael held a number of senior positions for NAB Wealth over his 17 year tenure. Michael’s most recent role prior to joining Sunsuper was General Manager, MLC Business Super. A position he occupied for 4 years. 

Michael has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry with much of his career spent in Management and Leadership roles.


Teifi Whatley – Executive General Manager, Customer & Technology

Teifi Whatley is the Executive General Manager, Customer & Technology at Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation businesses.

In her current role, she is responsible for positioning Sunsuper at the forefront of the industry, charged with providing strategic direction for the design and delivery of leading product and service experiences for members, employers and advisers through digital and technology capability. 

Prior to joining Sunsuper, Teifi had an extensive career in the broader financial services industry with more than 30 years marketing, customer and product experience in large institutions both in Australia and the UK.


Terri Hamilton – Executive General Manager, Customer Engagement

Terri joined Sunsuper’s Compliance team in 2009 and has over 29 years’ experience in the financial services’ industry. Terri has a broad industry experience including senior roles at MAP Funds Management, Suncorp and AMP. Terri is also an experienced company director including being a former director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia and a former trustee of QSuper. Terri holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Diploma of Financial Planning.