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As Australia’s largest superannuation fund, we’re here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome.

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Working with a wide range of stakeholders, we create meaningful value for members and our communities. Our diverse workforce of highly-competent and highly-motivated employees are supported by our Executive Team and Board of Directors.

  • Meet our Board of Directors

    Our Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of AustralianSuper. It’s their role to ensure that we meet our obligations to members, employers and shareholders – and comply with super legislation.

    Dr Don Russell

    Independent Chair

    Dr Don Russell was jointly appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd and the Ai Group as an Independent Director of the Board on 2 May 2019. He was appointed Chair of the AustralianSuper Board on 26 September 2019. Since June 2018 Dr Russell has been a director of the Centre for Policy Development. Previous directorships include with CSIRO and Chair of State Super. Until 2018 Dr Russell was the Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Prior to that he was the Chief Executive of the Department of State Development, a role he commenced in 2014. Previous roles include Secretary of the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education; senior roles at BNY Mellon Asset Management Australia and Sanford C Bernstein, as well as a consultant to the World Bank, Bankers Trust, Westpac and as a Counsellor in the Australian delegation to the OECD in Paris. Between 1993 and 1995 Don served as Australia's Ambassador to the USA in Washington and between 1985 and 1993, and again in 1996, he was Principal Adviser to the Hon Paul Keating both during his time as Treasurer and Prime Minister. Don has a PhD from the London School of Economics, a MEc from ANU and a BEc (Hons) (First) from Flinders University as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

     

    Dave OliverDave Oliver

    Deputy Chair, Member Director

    Dave Oliver is a Member Director appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd. He joined the AustralianSuper Board on 1 July 2007 and was appointed Deputy Chair in August 2014. Previous roles include Secretary of the ACTU from 2012-2017, after serving the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) for more than 20 years, including holding the position of National Secretary. Dave established, and is Chair of the National Entitlement Security Trust (NEST). He has been a director of Industry Super Australia Pty Ltd, Union Education Foundation Limited and is a past member of the Defence Industry Innovation Board, the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council, the National Economic Reform Panel, the National Resource Sector Employment Taskforce, the National Workplace Relations Consultative Council and the Resources Sector Skills Taskforce Sub Committee.

     

    Julia Angrisano

    Member Director

    Julia Angrisano is a Member Director appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd as a Director of the Board on 31 August 2017. Julia had previously been appointed as an Alternate Director in December 2016. Julia is the National Secretary of the Finance Sector Union, where she has held various roles for over 15 years, and is a member of the ACTU Executive. Other directorships that Julia currently holds include FSU Property Trust Pty Ltd, ACTU Member Connect and is a member of the Industry Reference Committee for Financial Services. Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy, from the University of Sydney.

     

    Gabrielle CoyneGabrielle Coyne

    Employer Director

    Gabrielle Coyne is an Employer Director appointed by the Ai Group as a Director of the Board on 31 August 2017. Current directorships include Melbourne University Publishing Limited, the Aēsop Foundation, and Ai Group Training Services. Previous directorships include Cool Australia, the Wheeler Centre, Australian Publishers Association, and Pearson Education Australia. Gabrielle was formerly the Chief Executive of Penguin Random House Asia Pacific. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from RMIT University Melbourne; and has completed a Trustee Director Course with AIST.

     

    Jim CraigJim Craig

    Independent Director

    Jim Craig was jointly appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd and the Ai Group as Independent Director of the Board and Chair of the Investment Committee on 2 March 2017, and has been a member of the Investment Committee since 15 June 2016. Jim has previously held a number of senior roles within Macquarie Group Limited in the resources, infrastructure and fund management areas, including leading Macquarie’s businesses in Europe from 2003–2008 and was Chairman of Macquarie Capital (Melbourne) from 2008-2014. Jim’s current directorships include Australian United Investment Company Limited and River Capital Pty. Jim holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Adelaide University and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

     

    Brian DaleyBrian Daley

    Member Director

    Brian Daley is a Member Director appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd. He joined AustralianSuper’s Board on 1 July 2006 and was previously a Director of one of AustralianSuper’s predecessor funds, the Australian Retirement Fund (ARF), from 1991-2006. Brian has served as an Official for United Voice from 1985-2015 including in capacities of the Union’s Victorian Secretary, National President and National Officer (Superannuation). United Voice is a long-term supporter of AustralianSuper and many of its members, including in industries like the cleaning and security, are members of AustralianSuper. Brian has been actively involved in industry superannuation since the recognition of superannuation as an industrial issue in the 1980’s. Brian is a Director of ISPT and is on the Industry Superannuation Australia Advisory Council. His industry involvement has included service as a former Director of Host Plus (1990-2015), IFS (1996-2006), AIST and ASFA. Brian holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Newcastle.

     

    Lucio Di BartolomeoLucio Di Bartolomeo

    Employer Director

    Lucio Di Bartolomeo is an Employer Director appointed by the Ai Group. He joined the AustralianSuper Board on 31 March 2008. Lucio is currently Chair of Australia Post, Chair of Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd, Chair of Health Infrastructure NSW and a Director of Moorebank Intermodal Company. His previous experience includes Chair of Macquarie Generation, Chair of Northwest Rapid Transit, Director of Frontier, Managing Director of ADI Limited and Country Director of Thales Australia. Lucio has held several senior positions within the transport industry including Managing Director of FreightCorp and President of the Australasian Railway Association. Lucio is a qualified civil engineer and has a Master's degree in Engineering Science from the University of NSW.

     

    John Dixon

    Employer Director

    John Dixon is an Employer Director appointed on 26 September 2019. John has more than 35 years’ experience as a CEO or executive and non-executive director, predominantly within the logistics and services sector. His previous experience includes Executive Director/COO Linfox, Executive Director/COO Skilled Engineering, Managing Director Westgate Logistics, Managing Director Silk Logistics Group and Chair of a privately-owned transport company. For many years John has supported the charity Young Endeavour Youth Scheme and is a member of the scheme’s advisory board. John is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a non-executive director of the AiGroup.

     

    Claire KeatingClaire Keating

    Employer Director

    Claire Keating is an Employer Director appointed by the Ai Group as Director of the Board on 1 January 2020. Claire is a chartered accountant with over twenty-five years’ experience specialising in superannuation and funds management. She was previously a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers where she held a number of management roles including leading PwC’s Financial Services Assurance Practice in Melbourne. Other directorships that Claire currently holds include Yooralla, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, SAS Trustees Corporation, and Charter Hall Direct Property Management Limited. Claire is a board member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria. She was previously a Director of Care Super. Claire holds a Bachelor of Business (accountancy) from RMIT, and a Diploma of Superannuation Management from ASFA & Macquarie University. In 2015 Claire became a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

     

    Glenn ThompsonGlenn Thompson

    Member Director

    Glenn Thompson is a Member Director appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd to the AustralianSuper Board on 31 January 2020. Glenn was elected to the position of Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) in 2003, having previously held the role of Industrial Officer. Current directorships include The New Daily, National Entitlement Security Trust (NEST), Australian Construction Industry Redundancy Trust (ACIRT) and UCOVER. Glenn was previously a Director of Coal Long Service Leave (Coal LSL), and the Construction Industry and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC). Glenn was previously a Director of CBUS where he chaired a number of committees including Marketing and Services; People, Culture and Remuneration; and was a member of the Risk and Audit committee. Glenn is a qualified fitter and turner and has been advocating for workers both domestically and abroad for over 30 years. Glenn holds an RG 146 certificate with AIST, and has completed a Foundations of Directorship Program and a Risk Analysis, Investigation & Oversight Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

     

    Daniel WaltonDaniel Walton

    Member Director

    Daniel Walton is a Member Director appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd as a Director of the Board on 15 December 2016. Daniel was elected to the position of National Secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) in November 2016, having previously held the positions of Assistant National Secretary and National Vice President. The AWU is Australia’s oldest and largest blue-collar trade union representing over 70,000 working men and women and their families. Daniel was elected ACTU Vice President in 2019 and is a director of ACTU Super Shareholding. Other directorships include Chifley Financial Services and the Migration Council of Australia.

    Innes Willox

    Employer Director

    Innes Willox is an Employer Director appointed by the Ai Group as a Director of the Board on 9 December 2014. Innes is Chief Executive of the Ai Group, a leading industry organisation, representing businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, construction and transport, and was appointed to this role in May 2012. His current board appointments include - Director of the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre, Chair of the Migration Council of Australia, Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Skilled Migration and Chair of the RMIT College of Business Industry Advisory Board. Innes served as the Australian Consul General to Los Angeles from 2006 to 2008. He was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, from 2004 to 2006. Earlier, Innes held a number of private sector and government positions including Manager of Global Public Affairs for Singapore Airlines based in Singapore (2000-04). Innes began his working career as a journalist. His positions included Chief of Staff at The Age newspaper in Melbourne and Chief Political Correspondent for The Age in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery. Innes was educated at Melbourne High School; Monash University (BA History and Politics); and Edinburgh Business School.

    Nixon Apple

    Alternate Director

    Nixon Apple was appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd as Alternate Director for Glenn Thompson on 31 January 2020 and has been a Member of the Investment Committee since 1 July 2006. Nixon has served on the AustralianSuper Board as a Director and Alternate Director since 1 July 2006. Prior to that he served on the Board of STA and its Investment Committee from 1998. He brings a wealth of experience to the Investment Committee having worked as a Director at the Australian Trade Commission and the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research, along with a depth of experience with the ACTU including roles as the Industry and Investment Policy Adviser and as a research officer. Nixon is a strong advocate of industry superannuation funds. He has also been published widely on economic and industry development issues. Nixon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (with Honours) and a Masters in Arts both from Carleton University Ottawa Ontario Canada.

     

    Dr Peter Burn

    Alternate Director

    Peter Burn was appointed by the Ai Group as Alternate Director for Innes Willox on 23 February 2015 and was a member of AustralianSuper's Investment Committee from 2009 to 2019. Peter is Director – Public Policy at the Ai Group. His responsibilities range across Ai Group’s public policy interests including environment and climate policy; taxation; innovation; infrastructure; industry policy and business regulation. Prior to joining Ai Group Peter was a Policy Director at the Business Council of Australia. He has also held a number of academic posts after beginning his professional career in the Commonwealth Treasury. Peter has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New England and completed a PhD in Economics at the University of New South Wales.

     

    Brad Crofts

    Alternate Director

    Brad Crofts was appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd as an Alternate Director for Daniel Walton on 15 December 2016. Brad is a member of AustralianSuper's Investment Committee and Finance & Audit Committee. Brad has an established consultancy practice and previously served as AWU’s nominee to the board of Prime Super between 2010 and 2013 both as deputy chairman and chair of its Investment Committee. Prior to this he spent many years as a policy maker with both the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments and as economist with the AWU. Brad has a Bachelor of Economics (first class honours) from the University of Queensland, he holds a certificate of Foundations in Trustee Governance with AIST, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

     

    Peter Cozens

    Alternate Director

    Peter Cozens was appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd as Alternate Director for Glenn Thompson on 31 January 2020. Peter is currently the National Executive Officer of AMWU, having previously held a number of roles at the AMWU, including the position of National Administration Officer, National Finance Officer and National Research Officer. Prior to joining the AMWU, Peter was the National Research Officer of the Printing and Kindred Industries Union (PKIU). Peter is currently a Director of The Creative Works and is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA. He was previously Deputy Chair of the National Parent Childhood Council.

     

    Anne Flanagan

    Alternate Director

    Anne Flanagan was appointed by the Ai Group as an Alternate Director for Lucio Di Bartolomeo on 26 October 2015 and is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee. Anne is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in accounting and financial and general management both in the UK with KPMG and Price Waterhouse, and in Australia with ANZ Banking Group and RACV. Previously Anne was a Superpartners Director and Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee from 2006 to 2010. She was the Chief Financial Officer of RACV from 2001 to 2019 and a Trustee Director of the RACV Superannuation Fund from 2006 to 2009. Anne is a director of the Navy Health Board and the Lyceum Club Board. She is a member of the National Executive of the GlOO, the peak body for CFO's. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the London School of Economics.

     

    Sheena Kay

    Alternate Director

    Sheena was appointed by the Ai Group as Alternate Director for Gabrielle Coyne on 25 January 2018 and is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee. Sheena is a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor with almost 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry with a particular focus on the superannuation and funds management sectors. Her expertise includes financial governance and risk management and an understanding of superannuation member engagement and international investment. She was previously a senior partner of KPMG Australia until 2014 and a Director of MannaCare Inc until April 2019. Sheena holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Higher Diploma in Tax Law, both from the University of the Witwatersrand. Sheena is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and holds an RG146 for the Superannuation Industry.

     

    Carmen Pace

    Alternate Director

    Carmen Pace was appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd as Alternate Director for Julia Angrisano on 31 August 2017 and is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee. Carmen is the Manager Operations at the Victorian Building Authority, and a Councillor on the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council Adult & Community Further Education Advisory Board. Carmen was previously the Operations Director at the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Previous board positions include Melbourne Organisation for Business and Enterprise. Carmen holds a Masters of Business Administration from Swinburne University.

     

    Heather Ridout

    Alternate Director

    Heather Ridout was appointed by the Ai Group as an Alternate Director for John Dixon and as a member of the Investment Committee on 26 September 2019. Prior to this Heather was a Director of the AustralianSuper Board since July 2007 and Chair from April 2013 to September 2019. Heather is a company director with a long history as a leading figure in the public policy debate in Australia. She is a Director of Sims Limited and ASX Ltd. Other appointments include member of the Boards of: the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Advance Global Advisory Board. Heather has been a delegate to the B20, the key business advisory body to the international economic forum which includes business leaders from all G20 economies. Her previous appointments include: board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, member of the Henry Tax Review panel, board member of Infrastructure Australia, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, Climate Change Authority, member of the National Workplace Relations Consultative Committee, and the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing. In 2014 Heather was made an Officer in the general division of the Order of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (honours) from the University of Sydney and has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Business from Macquarie University and the University of Ballarat.

     

    Jo-anne Schofield

    Alternate Director

    Jo-anne Schofield was appointed by ACTU Super Shareholding Pty Ltd as Alternate Director for Brian Daley on 12 December 2019. Jo-anne is currently the National President of the United Workers Union and ACTU Vice President, having previously held a number of roles at the United Voice Union (and its predecessor union, the LHMU) including the positions of National Secretary and President. Prior to joining United Voice Jo-anne was Executive Director of Catalyst Australia, and was Manager Superannuation Legal and Executive Services in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Jo-anne is currently a Director of the ACTU Member Connect Board. Previous directorships include a Ministerial appointment on the NSW TAFE Advisory Board, the Australian Retirement Fund, and was Deputy Chair of the Property Services Industry Training Board. Jo-anne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of NSW.

     

    George Stamas

    Alternate Director

    George Stamas was appointed by the Ai Group as Alternate Director for Innes Willox on 1 January 2020 and has been a Member of the Member & Employer Services Committee since 2012. He has over 40 years’ experience in corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, financial management, and large-scale business development and expansion. He has held senior corporate roles with Mayne Nickless, Electrolux & Tempo services. He is a current Director and former National President of the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA), Director of Facility Management Association of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Since 1987 George has held the position of Managing Director at GJK Facility Services and Director of GJK Indigenous Solutions. He is also a member of numerous community and charitable organisations. George holds a Diploma of Marketing from the Australian Institute of Management.

     

    Russell Maddox

    Committee Member

    Russell Maddox has been a member of AustralianSuper’s Investment Committee since 15 July 2014. Russell is an experienced investor who has experience across a range of asset classes. Russell was the Chief Investment Officer at Merrill Lynch/BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd from 2004 to 2012 responsible for managing multi-asset portfolios within BlackRock. He joined BlackRock in 2000 as the Head of Australian Fixed Income and moved to London in 2001 to head up the Global Fixed Income team for Merrill Lynch. Prior to this Russell worked at Macquarie Investment Management in various investment roles and Credit Suisse First Boston as the Head of Fixed Interest Research. He also worked as an economist for various banking institutions before moving into investment related roles with fund managers. Russell began his career with the Australian Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra after obtaining an Honours Degree in Economics from Monash University.

     

    Clifford Rosenberg

    Committee Member

    Clifford Rosenberg was appointed a member of the Technology Committee on 12 March 2020. He was previously a consultant on the AustralianSuper Technology Advisory Panel from 2017-2019. With over 30 years’ experience in the digital industry, Cliff was until recently the Managing Director of LinkedIn ANZ and SE Asia, a role he held since 2009. Prior to this he was the managing director of Yahoo! (ANZ) and the founder and managing director of iTouch (ANZ). In addition to his executive experience, Cliff is on the board of several listed companies, namely: BidCorp (JSE), A2B Australia Limited (ASX), Nearmap (ASX) and TechnologyOne Limited (ASX). Cliff holds a Master of Science in Management from Boston University / Ben Gurion University, Israel; and a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

     

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