Executive team

Graeme Russell


Chief Executive Officer

Appointed

March 2013

Career overview

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

Qualifications

- 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
- Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

tony griffin


Chief Operating Officer &  Company Secretary

Appointed

April 2019

Career overview

- Associate Director, KPMG
- Chief Operating Officer, Local Government Super
- Chief Financial Officer, FuturePlus Financial Services
- Head of Finance, Apostle Asset Management
- Financial Controller and Company Secretary, TWU Super

Qualifications

- Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants
- Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership

 

Michael McQueen


Chief Investment Officer

Appointed

February 2020

Career overview

- Head of Investment Strategy, LUCRF Super
- Manager, Investments, Kinetic Super
- Senior Equities Analyst, Myer Family Investments
- Equities Analyst, ANZ Trustees
- Equities Dealer, Goldman Sachs JBWere Asset Management

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Science (Physics), The University of Melbourne

 

Jennifer McSpadden


General Manager, Engagement

Appointed

June 2017

Career overview

- Digital Producer, SuperEd

- Head of Customer Management, Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

- Communications and Marketing Manager, REST Industry Super

Qualifications

- Graduate, Company  Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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

- Masters in Business Administration, University of Technology, Sydney

- Bachelor of Communications, University of Canberra

 

Stephen Assimo


Executive Manager, Growth – Member & Advice Development

Appointed

September 2019

Career overview

- Regional Manager, Growth (VIC/TAS), Media Super
- State Manager, Hostplus
- Account Manager, Hostplus
- Senior Client Services Officer, SuperPartners

Qualifications

- Diploma of Business Management
- RG146

 

John Myers


Executive Manager, Growth – Employer & Marketing Partnership Development

Appointed

September 2019

Career overview

- Regional Manager, Growth (NSW/ACT), Media Super
- Business Development Manager, Media Super
- Superannuation Services Manager, JUST Super
- Financial Services Consultant, Hudson Global Resources

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
- Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation Trusteeship)
- Member of Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, AACTA/AFI, AGDA

 

Senior Managers

 

Susan Hewitt


Finance & Compliance Manager

Appointed

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

Qualifications

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

 

 

michelle chasser


Legal Counsel & Company Secretary

Appointed

June 2018

Career overview

- Legal Counsel, First Super

- Lawyer, K&L Gates

- Lawyer, Holley Nethercote

- Compliance Consultant, Compact Compliance & Training

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Laws

- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

- Diploma of Financial Planning

 

kimmy  leung shing


Risk Manager

Appointed

July 2018

Career overview

- Compliance Manager, BNP Paribas Securities Services

- Senior Tax Accountant, BNP Paribas Securities Services

- Tax Accountant, Mars and Associates Chartered Accountant

- Firm Auditor, KPMG

Qualifications

- Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

- Associate of GRC Institute

- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Business Law)

 

Former executives and senior managers

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

Laurie Kennedy; Risk Manager; Exited 29 November 2018.

Erick Cordero; General Manager, Growth; Exited 30 November 2018. 

Michael Rooney; Deputy CEO and Company Secretary; Exited 7 March 2019. 

Norman Zhang; Chief Investment Officer;  Exited 2 March 2020.