Executive team

Executive team

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This team of highly experienced professionals was appointed by the CareSuper board to manage the day-to-day operations of CareSuper for members.

Each executive has clear goals to achieve and their performance is formally reviewed at least once a year. The most recent review was completed for the financial year ending 30 June 2022. The Chief Executive Officer reviews the executive team and the board chair reviews our Chief Executive Officer. This process ensures the successful running and ongoing growth of CareSuper.

Michael Dundon

Chief Executive Officer
‘Our members are at the heart of everything we do. With personalised care and unwavering commitment, we pave the way to a fulfilling retirement, ensuring peace of mind every step of the way.’

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of CareSuper. He’s responsible for executing CareSuper’s business strategy and leading our strong, thriving and inclusive culture. He oversees the implementation of these plans across the fund, with the support of the executive team, to help members and employers get the most they can out of their super fund.

Michael has over 30 years’ experience in financial service across superannuation, insurance and utilities, and in executive leadership roles at profit-to-member super funds. He has a strong track record leading and consulting to super funds undertaking mergers with other super funds. Michael is committed to CareSuper’s 2027 strategy, and ensuring all decisions are made in accordance with members’ best financial interests.

Immediately prior to his role at CareSuper he was an Executive consultant at Aware Super, where he was responsible for leading its inorganic growth strategy. He also held the role of CEO of VicSuper for close to a decade where he was responsible for the overall leadership and management of the fund. Other notable roles include CEO of ESSSuper and General Manager Finance at TRUenergy Australia.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics (BEc), Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Appointed in 2023.

Suzanne Branton

Chief Investment Officer
‘We deliver strong long-term returns with lower risk, and care about making a positive difference to our members’ financial future.’

Suzanne is the Chief Investment Officer at CareSuper. She’s accountable for CareSuper’s investment performance, the execution of the investment strategy and the management of CareSuper’s active and sophisticated investment portfolio.

In her role, Suzanne leads development and direction of the Investment team and the investment capabilities that serve our members. Her responsibility for the investment function encompasses investment selection and monitoring, operations, ensuring accountability for CareSuper’s investment-related service providers and advisers and stakeholder management.

Suzanne has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets, primarily within superannuation and asset management. A respected leader in the finance industry, Suzanne has extensive experience in portfolio management across diverse asset classes, investment strategy and portfolio design, asset allocation and manager research and selection. Her career has been distinguished by her leadership in guiding investment teams and functions and her track record of successful investment decision-making.

For the past 18 years, Suzanne has managed the investments of profit-to-member super funds at CareSuper and previously Equipsuper. Prior to this, she held senior positions in investment strategy and financial market economics at Goldman Sachs and JBWere.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance. She is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Appointed in 2015.

Paul Northey

Chief Growth Officer
‘At CareSuper, we place incredible value on our relationships with our members and employers, offering unwavering support to help you achieve your best financial future.’

Paul is responsible for building and driving CareSuper's growth objectives. This includes leading the Client Partnership and Business Development teams who establish and engage the fund’s strategic relationships which are vital to growing the fund. He also has strategic responsibility for CareSuper's brand and products through our Growth Marketing team.

Paul is a highly experienced senior executive, having held leadership roles in superannuation and funds management, platform administration, financial planning, general and life insurance and banking.

Prior to joining CareSuper, Paul was the General Manager of RACV Insurance, and before that, led the Australian wealth management division of a prominent international banking group. He has held executive roles of major wealth management and financial services firms such as Aviva Australia and ING.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School. Paul is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Appointed in 2017.

Mark Lyons

Chief Capability Officer
‘Our unique and positive culture guides us to unleash our collective potential and drive extraordinary results for our members and employers.’

Mark develops and implements CareSuper’s operational strategy across its people and culture, business intelligence, project management, fund administration, internal communications and technology departments.

Mark has over 30 years’ experience working in financial services and other highly-regulated industries. He has held senior management positions in banking and local government, where he focused on delivering superior customer outcomes and business performance. His extensive experience includes corporate planning, governance, 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.

Appointed in 2017.

Sam Horskins

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
‘Operating with a laser focus on the benefit to our members drives our strategic financial approach and mindset throughout CareSuper.’

Sam is responsible for overseeing the statutory and operational finance function, reporting, commercial and taxation matters at CareSuper.

A highly experienced finance and operations executive, Sam has led teams across financial services organisations including super funds for more than 20 years. He has a proven record guiding large organisations to successfully deliver on business performance, growth and continuous improvement.

As a leader, Sam takes a strategic financial mindset to all business activity. He is passionate about communicating vision and purpose, emphasising accountability, developing talent and driving positive change across organisations.

Sam previously held the CFO role at public sector super fund VicSuper (which has since merged with Aware Super), financial and professional services company Guild Group, and insurance broker OAMPS. He started his career at Ernst & Young where he held roles consulting to a range of clients across the insurance, banking and funds management industries.

Sam is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Appointed in 2021.

Jean-Luc Ambrosi

Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
‘We deliver positive experiences to empower our members, one inspiring interaction at a time, to secure their financial futures with confidence.’

Jean-Luc is responsible for leading the digital, member engagement and customer experience functions within the Fund. This includes member communication, member education, member servicing, insurance and financial advice.

Jean-Luc is a recognised industry leader in brand, digital, customer experience and relationship management. Prior to joining CareSuper, he was Executive General Manager Marketing and Digital at TelstraSuper, where he led these respective teams and provided critical input and analysis to business strategy and planning. Prior to this, he held a number of senior leadership roles with Vanguard, BlackRock and NAB. He has authored a book, Branding to Differ, published in November 2013.

Jean-Luc holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of Marketing from Webster University. He has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course GAICD.

Appointed in 2022.

Christine (Thanh-Ha) Nguyen

Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
‘Protecting and managing risk around superannuation is critical to maximising and safeguarding positive outcomes for our members.’

Christine is responsible for leading the Risk and Compliance team and managing CareSuper’s relationship with key regulators, and to support the Fund to maintain strong governance standards.

Christine has extensive experience in managing governance functions, having held a number of senior roles in superannuation, risk and compliance advisory services, consulting, and auditing. Christine joined CareSuper in 2021 as Head of Risk where she was responsible for enhancing the fund’s risk capability. Prior to joining CareSuper, she was the Head of Enterprise Risk Management at AwareSuper. She’s also served in senior risk-related roles at VicSuper, Mercer, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), AIA Australia and PwC Australia.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT University. She’s been accredited as a Compliance Associate (GRC Institute) and achieved the Certified Practising Risk Manager certification (Risk Management Institute of Australasia).

Appointed in 2022.