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QSuper Sunsuper merged fund executive team announced

Media release - 11 June 2021

The structure of the executive team that will lead the $200 billion superannuation fund resulting from the planned merger of QSuper and Sunsuper has been announced.

The executive team members appointed to date are:

  • Chief Member Officer – Karin Muller
  • Chief Growth Officer – Dave Woodall
  • Chief Investment Officer – Ian Patrick
  • Chief Risk Officer – Anne Browne
  • Chief Technology Officer – Rod Greenaway
  • Chief Strategy Officer – Teifi Whatley
  • General Counsel – Deanne Wilden
  • Chief of QInsure – Phil Fraser

An external selection process is underway to appoint the two remaining executive team positions, Chief Financial Officer and Chief People Officer.

Two additional executives have been appointed to roles that will form part of the merged fund’s broader leadership group:

  • Deputy Chief Investment Officer – Charles Woodhouse
  • Chief of Staff – Lachlan East

All roles will be effective from the date of the merger.

The CEO of the merged fund, Bernard Reilly, said the appointed executives have the right mix of expertise and experience to deliver outstanding services, greater efficiencies and lower costs for the merged fund’s two million members and their $200 billion in retirement savings.

“After a robust, independent selection process, we landed on a team that has the balance of thought and experience required for the success of the merged fund,” Mr Reilly said.

“It’s important that from day one we have a team in place that is both highly capable and strongly focused on the needs of our combined two million members.

“These announcements are an exciting milestone as we progress towards merging our two funds. In the meantime, the executive teams at both funds remain focused on delivering for our respective memberships.”

QSuper and Sunsuper signed a Heads of Agreement in March to merge and create a $200 billion superannuation fund with 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 $120 billion in funds under administration and 600,000 members. Sunsuper has $80 billion in funds under management and 1.4 million members.

Executive team bios available here.