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The Board and leadership team

 

The Chair of the Board of the merged fund will be Don Luke, current Chair of QSuper, and the Chief Executive Officer will be Bernard Reilly, current CEO of Sunsuper. Both have extensive experience as leaders of fund management and superannuation organisations.

The Board of 13 directors has been drawn from the existing boards of the two organisations. The members of the Board of Trustees of the merged fund will be:

  • Don Luke (Chair)
  • Michael Clifford
  • Bruce Cowley
  • Mary-Anne Curtis
  • Andrew Fraser
  • Mark Goodey
  • Elizabeth Hallett
  • Shayne Maxwell
  • Beth Mohle
  • Kate Ruttiman
  • Michael Traill, AM
  • Janine Walker, AM
  • Georgina Williams

You can read the full biographies of the merged fund’s board of directors on our website.

The merged fund’s Board will legally come into effect on the merger date (SFT date). They will meet before then as needed to make relevant decisions.

The appointed executives have the right mix of expertise and experience to deliver outstanding services, greater efficiencies and lower costs for the merged fund’s two million members and their $200 billion in retirement savings.

The executive team members appointed are:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Bernard Reilly
  • Chief Financial Officer – Anthony Rose
  • Chief Growth Officer – Dave Woodall
  • Chief Investment Officer – Ian Patrick
  • Chief Member Officer – Karin Muller
  • Chief People Officer – Helen Jackson
  • Chief of QInsure – Phil Fraser
  • Chief Risk Officer – Anne Browne
  • Chief Strategy Officer – Teifi Whatley
  • Chief Technology Officer – Rod Greenaway
  • General Counsel – Deanne Wilden

Two additional executives have been appointed to roles that will form part of the merged fund’s broader leadership group:

  • Deputy Chief Investment Officer – Charles Woodhouse
  • Chief of Staff – Lachlan East

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The Chief People Officer and Chief Financial Officer have already commenced in their roles to work on the integration planning phase of the merger.

All other appointments to the merged fund’s executive team will be effective from the merger date.

There is no immediate change to the investment options or member accounts of QSuper and Sunsuper as a result of this announcement. Both funds have delivered strong, long-term returns for members. The appointed Chief Investment Officer will now work to combine the strengths of both funds’ investment menus to best deliver for the merged fund’s combined membership.

There is no immediate change to the investment philosophies, strategies or options of QSuper and Sunsuper as a result of this announcement. Both QSuper and Sunsuper have delivered strong, long-term returns for members. The appointed Chief Investment Officer will now work to combine the strengths of both funds’ to best deliver for the merged fund’s combined membership.

There is no immediate change to the investment options of QSuper and Sunsuper as a result of this announcement so the announcement will have no impact on returns. Both funds have delivered strong, long-term returns for members. The appointed Chief Investment Officer will now work to combine the strengths of both funds’ investment options to best deliver for the merged fund’s combined membership.

Both QSuper and Sunsuper see climate change as a material financial risk that we consider in making investment decisions and appointing investment managers. Both funds’ investment strategies include a commitment to aligning our investment portfolios with net-zero emissions by 2050 on the basis that it will promote members’ financial interests. The merged fund’s approach to ESG will be one of the key areas of focus for the appointed Chief Investment Officer.

 

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