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QSuper and Sunsuper finalise merged fund executive team

Media release - 10 September 2021

The executive team that will lead the $200 billion superannuation fund resulting from the planned merger of QSuper and Sunsuper has been finalised with two new appointments.

Anthony Rose has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, and Helen Jackson has been appointed Chief People Officer.

Anthony is a highly skilled Chief Financial Officer with more than 30 years’ experience in financial services across investment banking and retail/business banking. He has held leadership positions at Bank of Queensland, Suncorp Bank, Citi Australia, Merrill Lynch Australia, and most recently, Credit Suisse Australia.

Helen is an experienced senior executive with 35 years’ experience across a range of sectors, both in Australia and globally. She has held roles at Queensland Rail, Westpac, Ernst & Young, the NSW Government, and most recently at Advisian, a business line of Worley Group.

Anthony’s start date is still being finalised and Helen commenced her role last month.

The Chief Executive Officer of the merged fund, Bernard Reilly, said both appointees have impressive backgrounds and bring strong commercial experience to the roles.

“At merger, we will be Australia’s second largest superannuation fund with two million members, and we have created a leadership team equipped to serve their needs,” said Mr Reilly.

“The executive team has a blend of experience and background and, most importantly, a shared commitment to the best financial interests of our members.

“These appointments are another important step in setting up our merged fund for success and the Board and I are confident this executive team is well placed to deliver for our members and our people.”

The executive team members of the merged fund will be:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Bernard Reilly
  • Chief Financial Officer – Anthony Rose
  • Chief Growth Officer – Dave Woodall
  • Chief Investment Officer – Ian Patrick
  • Chief Member Officer – Karin Muller
  • Chief People Officer – Helen Jackson
  • Chief of QInsure – Phil Fraser
  • Chief Risk Officer – Anne Browne
  • Chief Strategy Officer – Teifi Whatley
  • Chief Technology Officer – Rod Greenaway
  • General Counsel – Deanne Wilden

QSuper and Sunsuper signed a Heads of Agreement in March to merge and create a superannuation fund with more than $200 billion in funds under administration and two million members open to all Australians. The merger remains subject to a range of conditions, including regulatory, legislative and final board approvals.

QSuper currently has $130 billion in funds under administration and 600,000 members. Sunsuper has $90 billion in funds under management and 1.4 million members.