Early access to super applications

If your application through myGov for an early release payment is approved by the ATO, they will send you a confirmation and notify Media Super. We will generally process your payment within five business days. Read the full details about timing and info to check before applying.

Board

Media Super's Board is responsible for setting the fund's strategic direction and oversees governance. The Board includes representatives from member and employer organisations in our member industries, as well as an independent Director.

  • Gerard Noonan (Chairperson)

    Gerard Noonan (Chairperson)

    Member Representative

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  • Katrina Ford

    Katrina Ford

    Member Representative

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  • Susan Heany

    Susan Heany

    Employer Representative

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  • Dale Bridle

    Dale Bridle

    Employer Representative

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  • Matthew Deaner

    Matthew Deaner

    Employee Representative

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  • Carmel Tebbutt

    Carmel Tebbutt

    Independent Director

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  • Gary Callaghan

    Gary Callaghan

    Member Representative

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  • Peter Clark

    Employer Representative

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Alternate Directors

Ann Tonks

Employer
Representative

Appointed1.7.2019
Nominating
Organisation
Live Performance Australia
Other roles,
directorships and
experience
Director of Media Super Limited from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019
Alternate Director of Media Super Limited from 13 August 2015 to 30 June 2017
Director of Media Super Limited from 13 March 2014 to 13 August 2015
Arts and Cultural Management Consultant, Live Performance Australia
Chair of Helpmann Awards Administrative Committee, Live Performance Australia
Former Advisory Board member, Australian School of Performing Arts
Casual academic, University of Melbourne
Casual academic, Central Queensland University
CEO/General Manager, Melbourne Theatre Company 1994-2012
Station Manager/Federal Editor, Radio National, ABC Radio 1989-1994
Station Manager, 6UVS-FM, 1986-89
Former Honorary Research Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
Former Vice President, Live Performance Australia
Chair, Helpmann Awards Administrative Committee
QualificationsMaster of Business Administration, University of South Australia
Bachelor of Economics (Honours), University of Western Australia
Graduate of Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
Paul Murphy

Member
Representative

Appointed1.8.2017
Nominating
Organisation
Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)
Other roles,
directorships and
experience
Director Media, MEAA 2012- present
Communications Consultant to national office United Voice 2011-2012
Chief of Staff to Verity Firth MP, Minister for Education and Training 2008-2011
Director Strategy and Planning, NSW Department of Community Services 2004-2008
Chief of Staff to Carmel Tebbutt, Minister for Community Services, Minster for Ageing and Disability, Minister for Juvenile Justice, Minister for Youth 1999-2004
Media Adviser to Ernie Page, Minister for Local Government 1995-1999
Industrial Officer for the Journalist’s Section of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) 1990-1995
Organiser for Australian Bank Employees Union (now the FSU) 1989-1990
Electorate Officer for Peter Baldwin MP 1988-1989
Electorate Officer for Tom Uren MP 1987-1988
Qualifications
Ian Mortimer

Member
Representative

Appointed27.6.2018
Nominating OrganisationAMWU – Printing Division
Other roles,
directorships and
experience
State President, AMWU - Printing Division
National Council Member, AMWU - Printing Division
Printing Machinist, NewsCorp Australia
QualificationsPrinting Machinist Trade Qualification

Former Directors

Philip Andersen, Employer Representative, appointed 11.2.1997 and ceased 30.6.2020, sponsoring organisation – Printing Industries Association of Australia


Ann Tonks, Employer Representative, appointed 01/07/2017 and ceased 30/06/2019, sponsoring organisation – Live Performance Australia


Matthew Deaner, Employer Representative (alternate), appointed 01/07/2017 and ceased 30/06/2019, sponsoring organisation – Screen Producers Australia


Stuart Gordon, Member Representative, appointed 28/08/2004 and ceased 28/03/2019, sponsoring organisation AMWU - Printing Division


Peter Halters, Employer Representative, appointed 19/10/2000 and ceased 28/03/2019, sponsoring organisation – Printing Industries Association of Australia


Alan Douglas, Employer Representative (alternate), appointed 01/09/2013 and ceased 30/05/2019, sponsoring organisation – Printing Industries Association of Australia