First State Super appoints Head of Business Development from Cbus

Executive Move


First State Super has confirmed to Industry Moves the appointment of Lisa Collins as head of business development for the $84 billion fund, effective 30 October 2017.

Collins, who has over 20 years’ experience in superannuation and financial services, was previously the general manager of business development at Cbus.

Prior to this she worked in executive and senior management roles with Media Super and Print Super and in sales, relationship and financial advisory roles with ANZ and CBA.

Collins succeeds former First State Super head of business development, Michael Keyte, who retired in July after almost 12 years with the fund.

"People are everything": Q&A with First State Super's Lisa Collins

What initially drew you towards a career in financial services?

My career in financial services began in the retail sector working for the CBA. My interest in financial planning came from my desire to assist customers with their financial needs and the satisfaction from speaking to people and getting to understand how I could help. I feel like I grew up in the financial services industry having been a part of it since leaving school……too many years ago now!

What have you enjoyed the most about your first few weeks working with First State Super?

Having only just arrived at First State Super I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my team and understanding the First State Super story so far. Being such a successful fund and one of the industry’s leading profit for member funds, it’s great to have insight into the strategic plan and to know that the Business Development team will play an integral part in that plan is very exciting.



October 2017

GM - Business Development



October 2017

Head of Business Development

First State Super