Executive team

tony griffin

Acting Chief Executive 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


Graeme Russell

Strategic Adviser
(former 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 McQueen

Chief Investment Officer


February 2020

Career overview

- Head of Investment Strategy, LUCRF Super

- Manager, Investments, Kinetic Super

- Senior Equitiies Analyst, Myer Family Investments

- Equities Analyst, ANZ Trustees

- Equities Dealer, Goldman SachsJBWere Asset Management


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


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

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. 

Jennifer McSpadden; General Manager, Engagement; Exited 8 May 2020.