Executive team

Graeme Russell

Chief Executive Officer


March 2013

Career overview

- CEO, First Super
- Deputy CEO, Melbourne Enterprises International Ltd.
- Finance Director, Communication Industries Pty. Ltd.
- CFO, STA Travel (Worldwide)
- Chief of Staff, Minister for Public Transport and the Arts (VIC)
- Director, Just Super


- Bachelor of Business, RMIT
- Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (Financial Planning)
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
- Fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees


Michael Rooney

Deputy Chief Executive Officer


January 2003

Career overview

- General Manager Finance and Compliance, Media Super
- General Manager Operations, Print Super
- Product Manager, ANZ
- Superannuation Manager, AM Corporation


- Diploma of Financial Planning (Superannuation)
- RG146


Erick Cordero

General Manager, Growth


25 August 2014

Career overview

- Business Development & Strategic Corporate Relationships, REST

- Corporate Superannuation – Senior National Strategy & Sales Manager, ING

- National Operations & Customer Service Manager, ING

- Corporate Superannuation Senior Transition Manager, ING


- GradDip Applied Finance and Investment (SIA)

- MBA Executive (AGSM)

- Fellow of FINSIA

- Associate of ASFA


Senior Managers


Susan Hewitt

Finance & Compliance Manager


February 2007

Career overview

- Finance & Compliance Manager, Media Super
- Transition & Operations Manager and Executive Manager, JUST SUPER
- Client Relationship Manager and Project Manager, Citistreet
- Team Leader and Project Manager, Watson Wyatt


- Bachelor of Science
- Advanced Diploma of Superannuation
- RG 146



Farhaana Desai

Company Secretary and Compliance Manager


17 February 2014

Career overview

- Compliance Manager, Media Super
- Compliance Manager and Company Secretary, Bell Asset Management
- Secretariat and Compliance Officer, UCA Funds Management
- Governance Officer, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
- Legal Support and Estate Planning Officer, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited


- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)  - RMIT
- Bachelor of Law - Monash
- Diploma in Legal Practice – Leo Cussens
- Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance – Governance Institute of Australia
- Associate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia
- Diploma of Superannuation (cont) – ASFA


Former executive officers

Joel Clapham; General Manager, Communications & Marketing; Exited 21 November 2016.

Lisa Collins; General Manager, Client Relations; Exited 29 April 2015.