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  • Meet our Board members

    The CareSuper Board is responsible for ensuring CareSuper is managed in the best interests of members. The Board consists of equal numbers of member and employer directors. Directors are nominated by relevant member and employer organisations in accordance with their nomination procedures (where applicable) in response to a detailed statement of responsibilities and any Board priorities regarding skills. Nominees are interviewed and appointments recommended to the board by a panel of member or employer representative directors and appointed by the Board. Decisions of the Board are made by at least a two-thirds majority.

    To fill the vacancy created by the retirement of former employer director Sandy Grant, it was resolved that the previously appointed independent director, Gabriel Szondy, would be re-appointed as an employer director. This resolution was passed in June 2017.

    There are currently six member directors and six employer directors on the CareSuper Board.

    • Catherine (Cate) Wood
      Director since

      2000 and Chair since 5 March 2014

      Current term commenced

      1 January 2014

      Catherine (Cate) Wood

      Chair – Member Director

      About Cate
      Cate Wood is an experienced Director who holds positions on numerous Boards, providing depth of knowledge in superannuation, governance, strategy and diversity.  

      She is a current director of Industry Super Australia, ISPT Pty Ltd and IGIPT Pty Ltd (Property Trusts), the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation and Women in Super (where she is also National Chair).

      She has previously held executive positions as CEO of AGEST Super and The Trade Union Training Authority. She was Deputy Chair of CareSuper from March 2012 until her appointment to Chair in March 2014.  

      Cate was nominated to the CareSuper Board by the Australian Services Union (ASU).

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), La Trobe University
      • Fellow of AIST
      • Graduate of AIST

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Chair, Development and Product Committee
      • Investment Committee
      • Governance and Remuneration Committee

      The Chair attends meetings of other Committees on an ex officio basis.

    • Terence (Terry) Wetherall
      Director since

      2015 and Deputy Chair since 1 Jan 2017

      Current term commenced

      1 August 2015

      Terence (Terry) Wetherall

      Deputy Chair – Employer Director

      About Terry
      Terry Wetherall serves as a current Director and Committee Member of the New South Wales Business Chamber (NSWBC).

      Terry is also the current Director of TCW Consulting, and a previous Director of JBA Planning. He holds membership in the Planning Institute of Australia and the Property Institute of Australia.

      Terry’s working career has spanned both local government and private business management, including roles in the meat and steel industries, and more recently the property industry.

      Terry has been a long-time participant in the Chamber of Commerce movement and is the President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is the immediate past president of the NSWBC.

      Qualifications

      • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
      • Associate Diploma in Valuation
      • Graduate Diploma in Urban & Regional Planning

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Chair, Governance and Remuneration Committee
      • Development and Product Committee
      • Investment Committee

    • Julie Bignell
      Director since

      2013

      Current term commenced

      5 April 2013

      Julie Bignell

      Member Director

      About Julie
      Julie Bignell is a professional Non-Executive Director and is on the Board of Austin Health. She was a member of the Board of the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation from 2000 to 2011

      From 2000 to 2015 Julie was the Branch Secretary of the Central and Southern Queensland Branch of the Australian Services Union (ASU). She served for a period as the National Vice President. She was also Vice President of the Queensland Council of Unions and the Assistant Secretary of Together.  She brings extensive strategic and business planning skills to the Board.

      Julie was nominated to the CareSuper Board by the ASU.

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Arts in Modern Asian Studies (Economics and Japanese)
      • Graduate Diploma of HR/IRM
      • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Chair, Member and Employer Services Committee
      • Investment Committee
      • Claims Review Committee

    • Chris Christodoulou
      Director since

      2012

      Current term commenced

      27 October 2012

      Chris Christodoulou

      Member Director

      About Chris
      Chris Christodoulou is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenacres Disability Services.

      From 1999 to 2013, Chris worked at Unions NSW, where he served as Senior Industrial Officer and reached the position of Assistant Secretary. He was also a Director of Asset Super prior to its merger with CareSuper in 2012. He brings management, governance and strategic planning skills to the Board and has extensive experience with membership organisations.

      Chris was nominated to the CareSuper Board by Unions NSW.

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Relations), Wollongong University
      • Trade Union Program (Harvard University)

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Governance and Remuneration Committee
      • Development and Product Committee

    • Michelle Gardiner
      Director since

      9 February 2016

      Current term commenced

      9 February 2016

      Michelle Gardiner

      Member Director

      About Michelle
      Michelle’s career in the financial services industry spans 30 years and includes senior management roles in funds management, asset consultancy, research and strategic planning.

      From 1994 to 2000, Michelle worked at Rothschild Australia in a variety of senior roles including business development and product management. After moving to Queensland she joined van Eyk Research and a Queensland based super fund, where she was appointed CEO of its subsidiary advice service. In 2004 Michelle joined CANNEX as head of banking product research and was subsequently appointed acting General Manager to assist the business through a transition period in 2005/06.

      Michelle has lectured in Banking and Finance (undergraduate level) and as a volunteer has loaned her skills to a number of charitable organisations.

      Michelle was nominated to the CareSuper Board by the SDA.

      Qualifications

      • Diploma of Arts (Anthropology), University of Queensland
      • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
      • Master of Business (Banking & Finance), University of Technology Sydney
      • Diploma of Financial Planning, Deakin University
      • Bachelor of Economics, Macquarie University

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Deputy Chair, Investment Committee
      • Compliance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

    • Keith Harvey
      Director since

      2013

      Current term commenced

      10 December 2013

      Keith Harvey

      Member Director

      About Keith
      Keith Harvey currently chairs Aspire Learning Resources, a not-for-profit training resources publisher specialising in the business and community services sectors.

      Through his roles with the Federated Clerks Union (FCU), and subsequently the Australian Services Union (ASU), Keith has represented the interests of clerical and administrative employees for over 30 years.

      Keith’s varied responsibilities have included international exposure, and he brings a breadth of knowledge regarding superannuation, industrial relations, management and strategic and business planning to the Board.

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Arts (majors in Economics and Politics)
      • Graduate, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
      • Certificate IV, Assessment and Workplace Training
      • Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA – Trade Union Program

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Member and Employer Services Committee
      • Development and Product Committee
      • Claims Review Committee

    • Gregory (Greg) McLean OAM
      Director since

      2016

      Current term commenced

      23 May 2016

      Gregory (Greg) McLean OAM

      Member Director

      About Greg

      Greg McLean OAM is an experienced director with expertise in social and competition policy, political engagement, industrial relations, superannuation and financial management.

      Greg has been a director of several corporate and not-for-profit organisations, along with state-owned corporations. He has spent around 40 years representing working Australians, including as the Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Services Union.

      Greghas acted as a political representative at a range of national and international conferences. He was also a member of the Federal Government Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government, and is an elected Councillor of Sutherland Shire Council.

      Greg was awarded an Order of Australia for services to industrial relations and a range of boards, including those associated with skills and training. He holds a Scroll of Honour from Unions NSW.

      He was nominated to the CareSuper Board by Unions NSW.

      Qualifications

      • Graduate of the Trustee Director Course, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
      • Postgraduate Labour Law Course, University of Technology Sydney
      • Postgraduate Industrial Law Course, NSW Law Society/University of Sydney
      • Short Labour Law Course, Armidale University

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Compliance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
         

    • Claire Keating
      Director since

      2017

      Current term commenced

      1 January 2017

      Claire Keating

      Employer Director

      About Claire
      Claire Keating is a qualified chartered accountant and experienced director. She currently serves as a Director on the Board of multiple financial organisations and is the Chair of Finance, Investment and Infrastructure at Yooralla.

      From 2002 to 2016, Claire was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Her career at PwC has spanned several senior management roles in assurance and as the lead on numerous consulting assignments. These include her position as the Melbourne lead and Partner for PwC’s Financial Services Assurance Practice and as the National leader of the PwC Investment Management Assurance sector. Prior to this, she served as a member-elected Director on the Board of PwC’s Superannuation Fund from 1998 to 2002.

      Claire is actively involved in supporting and consulting with leading super industry bodies, such as the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. With over 25 years’ experience in funds management, she brings a wealth of knowledge on superannuation administration and risk management to the Board.

      Qualifications:

      • Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
      • Graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors
      • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
      • Diploma of Superannuation Management, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, Macquarie University

      CareSuper Board Committee membership:

      • Chair, Compliance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
      • Member and Employer Services Committee

    • Katherine Sampson
      Director since

      1 May 2014

      Current term commenced

      1 May 2014

      Katherine Sampson

      Employer Director

      About Katherine
      Katherine is Managing Director and principal of Mahlab Recruitment (Vic) Pty Ltd, a specialist legal recruitment firm. Katherine joined Mahlab Recruitment after a career in law at Corr & Corr.

      Katherine has served on a number of boards and committees in the past, in both legal and non-legal spheres, including the Monash Law School Foundation, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute Ethics Committee, the Melbourne International Arts Festival and Deputy Chair of the Australian Press Council.

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Monash University
      • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
      • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Investment Committee
      • Development and Product Committee
      • Governance and Remuneration Committee

    • Mark Sibree
      Director since

      2013

      Current term commenced

      5 February 2013

      Mark Sibree

      Employer Director

      About Mark
      Mark Sibree has executive management experience in the financial services, building society, health and general insurance, pharmacy and other industries. He is currently a self-employed consultant.

      Previously, Mark was a Director and President of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as Group Managing Director of Australian Unity and General Manager – Investment & Ventures within the Amcor Group.

      Mark was nominated to the CareSuper Board by the Victorian Chamber.

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Science, Sydney University
      • MBAs from Sydney and Melbourne Universities
      • Fellow of AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors)

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Member and Employer Services Committee
      • Development and Product Committee
      • Claims Review Committee

    • Andrea Waters
      Director since

      2015

      Current term commenced

      1 February 2015

      Andrea Waters

      Employer Director

      About Andrea
      Andrea is a chartered accountant. She spent 28 years at KPMG and was Partner – Financial Services Audits from July 1996 to July 2012. She is now a professional Non-executive Director, serving on a number of boards including Citywide. She has in-depth knowledge of finance and accounting, superannuation, compliance and risk.

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Commerce, Melbourne University
      • ICAA Professional Year
      • Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
      • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Compliance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

    • Gabriel Szondy
      Director since

      2001

      Current term commenced

      1 January 2013

      Gabriel Szondy

      Employer Director

      About Gabriel
      Gabriel is a qualified Chartered Accountant and was a Senior Partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), specialising in superannuation and taxation.

      He is a Director and Chair of Frontier Advisers and, in addition to accounting and tax skills, he has extensive knowledge in investments.

      Gabriel’s involvement in the superannuation industry spans over 30 years. He has been involved with CareSuper since its inception and became a Board member in 2001.

      Qualifications

      • Diploma of Business Studies (Commerce), Gordon Institute of Technology (now Deakin University)
      • Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds in Australia

      CareSuper Board Committee membership

      • Chair, Investment Committee

  • Meet our executive team

    The CareSuper Board has appointed an executive group who manage the day to day operations of CareSuper.

    • Julie Lander

      Julie Lander

      CEO

      Julie joined CareSuper in 2001 as General Manager – Trustee, Investment & Member Services and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2002. She is responsible for developing and implementing the Fund’s strategy and business plan to meet the needs of members, employers other stakeholders and for overall management of the Trustee’s operations through the executive team and staff.

      Her experience in superannuation has been developed over 20 years with corporate superannuation funds – both defined benefit and accumulation, as well as with industry funds. Prior to joining CareSuper, Julie worked for professional service firms and membership organisations, including 13 years as National Manager HR for a major employer organisation and five years in manufacturing. Julie holds a Bachelor of Business and has completed RG146 (Superannuation). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. She serves on the Policy Committee of AIST, is a Director of the Fund Executives Association Limited and the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and is the Chair of Industry Funds Forum.

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    • Suzanne Branton

      Suzanne Branton

      Executive Manager – Investments

      Suzanne joined CareSuper in February 2015 as General Manager – Investments. She is responsible for managing the investment program of the Fund and CareSuper’s internal investment team. Suzanne works with the Fund’s external managers and advisers to manage the investments of the Fund in accordance with the investment strategy and policies determined by the CareSuper Board and Investment Committee.

      Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets, primarily in direct investment roles. Her experience encompasses both research and portfolio management, with a long-standing focus on strategy and asset allocation. Prior to joining CareSuper, Suzanne spent nine years at another industry super fund. Her role extended across the fund’s investment functions and included manager research and selection, asset class responsibility and fund strategy. Suzanne has also held senior positions at Goldman Sachs JBWere. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

    • Mark Lyons

      Mark Lyons

      Executive Manager – Corporate Services

      Mark joined CareSuper in May 2017 as Executive Manager – Corporate Services. He is responsible for developing and implementing operational strategy in a range of areas including human resources, business intelligence, corporate finance and technology.

      Mark has around 30 years’ experience working within financial services and highly regulated industries. Before joining CareSuper he held senior management roles in banking and local government, where he focused on delivering superior customer outcomes and business performance. In previous roles, Mark managed activity such as governance, corporate planning, asset management and business improvement.

      Mark holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Business Administration. He is a qualified accountant and a member of CPA Australia. 

    • Paul Northey

      Paul Northey

      Executive Manager – Relationships & Growth

      Paul joined CareSuper in May 2017 as Executive Manager – Relationships & Growth. His responsibilities include the development and execution of the Fund’s growth and retention strategies, and leading CareSuper’s client and member facing teams.

      Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at CareSuper, having spent over 20 years in the financial services industry. His wide-ranging experience encompasses senior executive roles in superannuation and funds management, financial planning, life and general insurance and banking. Prior to joining CareSuper, Paul was General Manager of RACV Insurance and before that was the Director of Wealth Management for a leading internationally owned banking group. He has also led distribution and marketing teams with major wealth management firms.

      Paul holds qualifications including a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School, has also studied executive development at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    • Belinda Ray

      Belinda Ray

      Executive Manager – Governance & Risk

      Belinda joined CareSuper in January 2012 and is responsible for managing governance and risk, and the compliance team for CareSuper. Belinda has over 18 years’ experience in superannuation including consulting, auditing and accounting.

      Belinda started her career as an auditor for Ernst & Young before moving to Towers Watson where she held numerous roles including Senior Consultant for corporate super funds and Head of Research, Information and Compliance.

      Belinda holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Information Systems) and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

      Belinda is a Committee member of the Geelong Mother’s Day Classic.

    • Rachel Reynolds

      Rachel Reynolds

      Executive Manager – Operations

      Rachel joined CareSuper in January 2015 as General Manager – Operations. She is responsible for managing the administration of the Fund, as well as providing reporting and analysis to internal stakeholders.

      Rachel has previously worked in administration and operations management at law firms and other super funds. Her experience in the super industry spans 14 years, and she has developed an extensive knowledge of superannuation operations and associated systems.

      Rachel holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation) and has also studied continuous improvement programs, focused on delivering efficient and effective processes and services.

    • Peter Theodorakopoulos

      Peter Theodorakopoulos

      Executive Manager – Marketing & Brand Strategy

      Peter joined CareSuper in 2002 as General Manager – Marketing & Client Services. He is responsible for marketing strategy and execution, and for the delivery of member and employer services, including education, communications, business services and ancillary products.

      His experience in the superannuation industry spans over 20 years across a variety of roles which include marketing, sales, relationship management, product development, sponsorship agreements and administration. Peter has experience in accumulation and defined benefit schemes, as well as corporate superannuation. Peter is a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) and has completed RG146 (Superannuation).

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  • Meet our financial planners

    No matter how complex or simple your financial goals and needs, a range of financial advice can be tailored for you. For quick, super-related advice you can speak to a Financial Planner over the phone for no charge. For more complex advice, visit one of our Financial Planners in CareSuper offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Your first visit is free.

    • Renae Anderson

      Renae Anderson

      Financial Planner – VIC

      Renae is qualified to provide you with personal financial advice. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and has also completed an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).

      Renae commenced her financial services career as a paraplanner in Brisbane, before re-locating to Melbourne where she represents Industry Fund Services as an Industry Fund Planner for CareSuper members. Renae has over 10 years’ experience as a financial planner, 7 of which have been with CareSuper helping members achieve their financial goals.

      The little spare time Renae has is devoted to her family and exercise.

      Contact Renae
      Phone: 03 8623 0700

    • Rohan Harrington

      Rohan Harrington

      Financial Planner – VIC

      Rohan is qualified to provide you with personal financial advice. He has completed an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) and holds a Bachelor of Business Management.

      Rohan is no stranger to giving financial advice. He’s worked for Industry Fund Services since 2006 – first as a paraplanner and now at CareSuper’s Trustee office in Melbourne, where he’s dedicated to looking after the financial planning needs of CareSuper members. Rohan is also studying towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

      Outside of work Rohan enjoys music, martial arts and sports.

      Contact Rohan
      Phone: 1300 360 149

    • Tiana Bayne

      Tiana Bayne

      Financial Planner – QLD

      Tiana holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning. She has over 8 years’ experience in the finance industry, including 2 years as a financial advisor.

      Tiana provides members with advice on a range of general and super-related topics, including insurance and investment choice. She knows that every CareSuper member has different financial needs, and will tailor her advice so that your plan is easy to understand and achievable.

      Outside of work, Tiana enjoys spending time with her young family and reading.

      Contact Tiana
      Phone: 1300 360 149

    • Dan Bridgland

      Dan Bridgland

      Financial Planner – NSW

      Dan is qualified to provide you with financial advice. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and has spent over three years in the financial industry.

      Dan specialises in providing members with a wide range of advice. In addition, he addresses common questions like how much super you’ll need for retirement. He works hard to understand your financial situation, so he can support you in making informed decisions.

      Outside of work, Dan is dedicated to health and fitness. He enjoys offshore fishing.

      Contact Dan
      Phone: 1300 360 149

    • Gordon de Silva

      Gordon de Silva

      Associate Financial Planner – National

      Gordon specialises in over-the-phone financial advice on a range of topics including contributions, investment choice and insurance. He is passionate about helping CareSuper members understand their superannuation.

      Gordon has been with Industry Fund Services for over 6 years in various roles, including as a paraplanner and an Associate Financial Planner. He is qualified to provide you with personal financial advice, having completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), an MBA and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

      Outside of work, Gordon enjoys spending time with family and watching movies.

      Contact Gordon
      Phone: 1300 360 149

    • Darko Petkovic

      Darko Petkovic

      Associate Financial Planner – National

      Darko holds a Bachelor of Business in Financial Planning and is qualified to provide you with financial advice.

      Darko specialises in providing CareSuper members with advice on a range of super-related topics, such as investment choice, insurance cover and which contribution strategy might suit you best. For Darko, it’s important that members understand their options in super – which is why he strives to explain complex concepts in easy-to-understand language.

      In his free time Darko enjoys playing video games and catching up on good movies. He’s also an avid Melbourne Victory fan.

      Contact Darko
      Phone: 1300 360 149

    • Financial advice is offered through CareSuper’s relationship with Industry Fund Services Limited (IFS), and is provided by an authorisation under the Australian financial services licence of IFS, ABN 54 007 016 195, AFSL 232514.

  • Meet our client partnership team

    • Darren Hawthorne

      Darren Hawthorne

      Head of Client Partnerships

      Darren has worked in the superannuation industry for over 10 years. Prior to super, Darren serviced corporate clients in his role as Business Development Manager within the area of foreign exchange.

      Darren is RG146 qualified and has successfully completed the AFMA Diploma of Financial Services.

      Darren is passionate about making a real difference to members’ super experience and enjoys educating members on the benefits of growing their superannuation.

      Outside of super Darren enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. He aspires to live a happy and healthy life in retirement.

      Contact Darren
      Phone: 03 8623 0701 or 0400 204 234

    • Caroline Ballard

      Caroline Ballard

      Manager, Client & Member Relationships – Northern Region

      Caroline has over 10 years’ experience in super and financial services.  She holds a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma of Financial Planning and has previously worked in the areas of financial advice and relationship management.

      Caroline enjoys working with her clients to help them achieve an informed and comprehensive view of their super arrangements. She is passionate about highlighting the importance of super and enjoys seeing the real difference it makes to the lives of Australians in retirement.  

      Outside of work Caroline spends time at the beach and with friends.

      Contact Caroline
      Phone: 02 9216 5416 or 0498 154 394

    • Mark Patman

      Mark Patman

      Alliance Partnership and Employer Relationship Manager

      Mark began his career in superannuation. He has been with CareSuper for over 11 years and in the financial services industry for over 16 years. He is qualified with an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation).

      Mark is passionate about member education and the industry fund ethos. He enjoys helping members understand what super has to offer.

      Outside of super, Mark enjoys spending time with his young family, cooking and watching movies. Mark also has a collection of bonsai plants.

      Contact Mark
      Phone: 02 9216 5401 or 0400 204 322

    • Chille Ostia

      Chille Ostia

      Employer Relationship Manager – NSW

      As an Employer Relationship Manager Chille is passionate about understanding and identifying the best ways to achieve her clients’ goals.

      Before joining CareSuper she spent seven years at ME in a variety of roles including Workplace Relationship Manager and Customer Relations Analyst.

      Chille is RG146-qualified and is also interested in humanitarian work and the development of young female professionals. She is proud to be part of a profit-for-members fund like CareSuper.

      Contact Chille
      Phone: 02 9216 5414 or 0498 121 695

    • Mathew Nguyen

      Mathew Nguyen

      Employer Relationship Manager – NSW

      As an Employer Relationship Manager, Mathew strives to make super easy to understand and manage. He works closely with employers to help them make sense of their super obligations and the processes available to them.

      Mathew holds a Bachelor of Business and brings a wealth of knowledge to CareSuper, with over six years’ experience in the finance industry. Prior to working at CareSuper, he was a Relationship Manager at one of the big four banks and a Corporate Actions Analyst at a large investment bank.

      Outside of work, Mathew enjoys watching live sports and catching up with friends. He hopes to achieve a comfortable and stress-free retirement.

      Contact Mathew
      Phone: 02 9216 5402 or 0490 427 822

    • Reda Daher

      Reda Daher

      Employer Relationship Manager – NSW

      Reda brings a wealth of experience to CareSuper, with over 11 years spent in financial services. Prior to CareSuper, he worked in a variety of roles including as a paraplanner and a business development manager.

      Reda works alongside his clients to understand their business and what that might mean for their super needs. He is a valuable partner to CareSuper’s employers and provides them with the relevant resources and information to manage their obligations.

      Outside of the office, Reda barracks for the Essendon Bombers. He’s looking forward to achieving a comfortable retirement one day in the future.

      Contact Reda
      Phone: 02 9216 5422 or 0409 795 298

    • Neil Kapadia

      Neil Kapadia

      Employer Relationship Manager – NSW

      Neil brings a broad range of skills and knowledge to CareSuper, with over five years’ experience in the financial industry. He has completed RG146 training and holds a Bachelor of Business in Applied Finance and Economics.

      Neil is passionate about building strong relationships with employers and helping them make the most of their super arrangements. He aims to add value to your organisation by provide you with the right resources and information for your business’ super needs.

      When he’s not at work, Neil can be found on a motorbike or spending time with his family. He hopes to continue leading a healthy life and aims to achieve a comfortable retirement.

      Contact Neil
      Phone: 02 9216 5420 or 0490 432 626

    • Reno Baldacchino

      Reno Baldacchino

      Employer Relationship Manager – VIC

      Reno brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at CareSuper, with over 19 years’ experience in the finance sector. Prior to working at CareSuper, he spent 11 years at ME as a State Business Development Manager.

      Reno is RG146-qualified and passionate about super education. He makes super manageable for employers by providing them with the right resources for their workplace.

      Outside of work Reno enjoys cycling and spending time with his young family.

      Contact Reno
      Phone: 03 8623 0772 or 0498 020 179

    • Michael Kim

      Michael Kim

      Employer Relationship Manager – VIC

      Michael utilises his qualifications and experience to simplify super for his clients. He cares about empowering employers and members so they can make smart, informed decisions about retirement. Michael is well-versed in finance, having spent the past 20 years in the banking industry. He is RG146-qualified and holds a Diploma of Financial Services.

      In his spare time Michael enjoys cooking for family and friends. 

      Contact Michael
      Phone: 03 8623 0772 or 0498 019 341

    • Tara Lombardi

      Tara Lombardi

      Employer Relationship Manager – VIC

      As an Employer Relationship Manager, Tara is dedicated to helping employers make sense of their super arrangements. She knows how important it is each employer receives the right support, which is why she works hard to understand their individual situations and needs.

      Tara has completed RG146 training has over 10 years’ experience in senior account management roles.

      Outside of work, Tara enjoys travelling and broadening her linguistic horizons. She’d like to one day travel to Scandinavia and Antarctica.

      Contact Tara
      Phone: 03 8623 0753 or 0448 386 478

    • Adrian Sanzaro

      Adrian Sanzaro

      Employer Relationship Manager – VIC

      Before joining CareSuper, Adrian spent seven years at ME in a variety of roles including Workplace Manager and Senior Consultant.

      Adrian has completed RG146 training and is passionate about helping clients understand their super arrangements. As an Employer Relationship Manager he uses his skills to provide employers with the tools and education they need to make super easy.

      Outside of work, Adrian enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing golf and snowboarding.

      Contact Adrian
      Phone: 03 8623 0756 or 0437 748 030

    • Bronwyn Barling

      Bronwyn Barling

      Client Partnership Manager – QLD/NT

      Bronwyn is well-equipped to help you with your super questions, with close to three decades experience in the financial services industry. Prior to her role with CareSuper, she worked as a Business Development Manager at ME Bank and as a Client Relationship Manager at another industry fund. She has completed RG146 training and holds a Diploma in Financial Planning (Superannuation & Retirement).

      As a Client Partnership Manager, Bronwyn works hard to make sense of your current super situation and the opportunities available to you. She strives to nurture engagement with super in members, and is there to help employers implement super solutions at a business level.

      When she’s not in the office, Bronwyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, or relaxing at Airlie Beach, or ideally a combination of both! She hopes to travel the world in her retirement.

      Contact Bronwyn
      Phone: 07 3020 6202 or 0400 204 998

    • Rachel Dobing

      Rachel Dobing

      Client Partnership Manager – ACT

      In a past life, Rachel worked as a qualified personal trainer – she is now dedicated to keeping something else fit: your super!

      Rachel has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry across both major retail and community banks. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve a retirement free of financial pressure. She works hard to demystify super so that members and employers alike can understand their capabilities and opportunities.      

      At home Rachel enjoys cooking, scrapbooking and watching AFL.

      Contact Rachel
      Phone: 0498 008 776

    • Damien Small

      Damien Small

      Transition Manager

      Damien is well-equipped to assist you with your superannuation needs, having spent over 20 years in the industry. His previous roles include in administration at Mercer, as Fund Accountant at Legal & General, and as a client services manager at another fund. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

      Damien can help employers transition their employees to CareSuper with minimal fuss. He focuses on ensuring employers’ needs are heard and addressed at all steps of the transition process, and has a broad range of knowledge in dealing with different transition situations.  

      In his spare time, Damien is a keen reader of both fiction and non-fiction. 

      Contact Damien
      Phone: 03 8623 0704


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