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.

Executive team

Media Super's Executive team is responsible for implementing the fund's strategy, delivering products and services to help our members reach a comfortable retirement.

  • Tony Griffin

    Tony Griffin

    Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary

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  • Elise van der Heyde

    Elise van der Heyde

    Chief Operating Officer

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  • Michael McQueen

    Michael McQueen

    Chief Investment Officer

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  • Tara Collins

    Tara Collins

    General Manager, Engagement

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  • Stephen Assimo

    Stephen Assimo

    Executive Manager, Growth – Member & Advice Development

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  • John Myers

    John Myers

    Executive Manager, Growth – Employer & Marketing Partnership Development

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Senior managers

Susan Hewitt

Finance &
Compliance Manager


AppointedFebruary 2007
Career overviewFinance & 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
QualificationsBachelor of Science
Advanced Diploma of Superannuation
RG 146
Michelle Chasser

Legal Counsel &
Company Secretary


AppointedJune 2018
Career overviewLegal Counsel, First Super
Lawyer, K&L Gates
Lawyer, Holley Nethercote
Compliance Consultant, Compact Compliance & Training
QualificationsBachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Diploma of Financial Planning
Kimmy Leung Shing

Risk Manager

AppointedJuly 2018 (currently on maternity leave)
Career overviewCompliance Manager, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Senior Tax Accountant, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Tax Accountant, Mars and Associates Chartered Accountant
Firm Auditor, KPMG
QualificationsCertified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
Associate of GRC Institute
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Business Law)
Vikram Malik

Risk Manager

AppointedMarch 2020
Career overviewGroup Manager – Risk and Compliance, Zinfra
Specialist – Audit, Risk and Compliance, State Trustees
Senior Analyst – Risk and Compliance, Royal Bank of Canada
Assistant Manager – Commercial Credit Risk, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
QualificationsMasters of Business Administrations, Finance and Marketing

Certified Practising Risk Manager
Certified Practising Risk and Compliance Management Professional

Former Executives and Senior managers

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


Graeme Russell: Chief Executive Officer | Exited 9 April 2020; Strategic Advisor | Exited 1 July 2020