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


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


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


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

- Masters in Business Administration, University of Technology, Sydney

- Bachelor of Communications, University of Canberra



General Manager, Investments


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



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.