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



Jennifer McSpadden

General Manager, Engagement


26 June 2017

Career overview

- Digital Producer, SuperEd

- Head of Customer Management, Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

- Communications and Marketing Manager, REST Industry Super


- Masters in Organisational Change (in Progress) Melbourne Business School

- Masters in Business Administration, University of Technology, Sydney

- Bachelor of Communications, University of Canberra


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



Laurie Kennedy 

Risk Manager


03 July 2017

Career overview

- Risk Manager, First Super

- Manager Process Control and Operations, Group Risk, ANZ

- Manager Financial Governance, Group Finance, ANZ

- Senior Financial Governance Manager, Personal Division, ANZ

- Manager GST Compliance, Consumer Finance, ANZ

- Finance Manager, Banking Products, ANZ

- Group Audit, ANZ

- Retail Banking, ANZ


- Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

- Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

- Senior Associate Financial Services Institute of Australasia (SA Fin)


Former executive officers

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

Farhaana Desai; Company Secretary and Compliance Manager; Exited 27 November 2017.