COO to depart SuperConcepts as role revamped

Executive Move


SuperConcepts' newly appointed CEO, Lara Bourguignon, has announced a leadership team restructure which will include the mid-June departure of chief operating officer, James Fitzpatrick, and changes to the role of COO.

In acknowledging Fitzpatrick's service, and his "decision to take up an opportunity outside of the SMSF sector", Bourguignon said: “SuperConcepts is incredibly grateful for the immense contribution James has made over the past three years. James has achieved huge professional goals and we wish him well in his decision to move to the next phase of his career.”

Replacing the role of COO will be two newly-created roles: general manager of product, risk and strategy, and general manager of growth. Recruitment is underway for both.

Joining the new-look leadership team is former people and culture executive manager, Sherry Midgley, who has been promoted to general manager; former finance manager, Mark Bailey, who has been promoted to chief financial officer; and executive manager, communications and content, Garth Montgomery;

Of the changes, Bourguignon said: “Our existing Leadership Team has a long tenure with deep experience and I’m excited to be adding to it by promoting from within and identifying new roles that will help better serve our clients and business objectives."


June 2019

Chief Operating Officer


News reports on this move

Self Managed Super Magazine
Financial Standard
Money Management