Spotlight: Changes at the top of Australia's Super Funds

Thursday 15th November 2018

Spotlight on Industry Funds

CEOs at super funds, especially the not-for-profit ones, are traditionally stayers (as Penny Pryor’s 2014 article, CEOs that stay, can attest). 2018 though, has seen a change at the top of six of Australia's largest super funds. With the departure of some of the veterans of the industry, we shine a spotlight on their successors, three of which have been women.

Christian Super

Ross Piper Ross Piper
Appointed: February 2018
Ross Piper replaced former CEO Peter Murphy, who left as CEO after almost a decade with the fund. Piper's previous roles included head of corporate risk at Macquarie Group and senior director of operations, Middle East and Eastern Europe at World Vision International.

Read more HERE

LGIA Super

Kate Farrer Kate Farrer
Appointed: April 2018
Queensland based super fund, LGIAsuper, announced the appointment of Kate Farrar as its new chief executive officer in April, taking over from CEO/CIO David Todd. Farrer's previous roles include senior implementation leader at McKinsey & Company, managing director of QEnergy and senior positions at Barclays and Suncorp.

Read more HERE


Vicki Doylei Vicki Doyle
Appointed: May 2018
Former director, superannuation, retirement & investments at AMP, Vicki Doyle, was appointed CEO of the $50 billion fund, taking over from Damian Hill who departed the fund in January 2018 after 18 years' service, 11 as CEO.

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Ben Palmer Ben Palmer
Appointed: July 2018
Ben Palmer joined the super fund for government employees in Western Australian in December 2012 as a senior investment strategist. He was appointed as the fund’s general manager, investments in March 2017 and also spent 11 months in the acting CEO role following the departure of former CEO Howard Rosario who left the fund in January 2017.

Read more HERE

First State Super

Deanne Stewart Deanne Stewart
Appointed: October 2018
Deanne Stewart joined the $90 billion fund in October taking over from CEO Michael Dwyer, who will depart on November 30 after 14 years in the top job. Before joining FSS, Stewart was CEO of MetLife Australia and held senior roles with BT Financial Group, Merrill Lynch Investment Management in New York and McKinsey & Company in London.

Read more HERE

Catholic Super

Vacancy Vacancy

Catholic Super has commenced an international search for a new CEO following a leadership restructure that saw the departure this month of long-serving CEO, Frank Pegan.

Read more HERE

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