Executive team

Graeme Russell

Chief Executive Officer


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


- 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


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


- Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants

- Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership



Chief Investment Officer


Nov 2017

Career overview

- Investment Consultant, Frontier Advisors

- Management Consultant - Merger Integration, Ernst & Young

- Consultant - Valuations and Business Modelling, Ernst & Young


- Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute

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

- Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Melbourne

- Negotiations Lab, The University of Cambridge Judge Business School


Jennifer McSpadden

General Manager, Engagement


June 2017

Career overview

- Digital Producer, SuperEd

- Head of Customer Management, Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

- Communications and Marketing Manager, REST Industry Super


- 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


September 2019

Career overview

- Regional Manager, Growth (VIC/TAS), Media Super

- State Manager, Hostplus

- Account Manager, Hostplus

- Senior Client Services Officer, SuperPartners


- Diploma of Business Management

- RG146


John Myers

Executive Manager, Growth – Employer & Marketing Partnership Development


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


- 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


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



michelle chasser

Legal Counsel & Company Secretary


June 2018

Career overview

- Legal Counsel, First Super

- Lawyer, K&L Gates

- Lawyer, Holley Nethercote

- Compliance Consultant, Compact Compliance & Training


- Bachelor of Laws

- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

- Diploma of Financial Planning


kimmy  leung shing

Risk Manager


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


- Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

- Associate of GRC Institute

- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Business Law)


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. 

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.