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

 

Michael Rooney

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Appointed

January 2003

Career overview

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

Qualifications

- Diploma of Financial Planning (Superannuation)
- RG146

 

Erick Cordero

General Manager, Growth

Appointed

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

Qualifications

- MBA Executive (AGSM)

- GradDip Applied Finance and Investment (SIA)

- Fellow of FINSIA

- Associate of ASFA

 

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

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

- Masters in Business Administration, University of Technology, Sydney

- Bachelor of Communications, University of Canberra

 

NORMAN ZHANG

General Manager, Investments

Appointed

Nov 2017

Career overview

- Investment Consultant, Frontier Advisors

- Management Consultant - Merger Integration, Ernst & Young

- Consultant - Valuations and Business Modelling, Ernst & Young

Qualifications

- Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute

- Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

- Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Melbourne

 

 

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)

 

Laurie Kennedy 

Risk Manager

Appointed

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

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

- Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

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

 

Former executives and senior managers

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

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