Executive team

Executive team

Our leaders are your experts in super

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 2019. The CEO reviews the executive managers and the board chair reviews our CEO. This process ensures the successful running and ongoing growth of CareSuper.

Julie Lander

CEO
‘Over 250,000 Australians trust us with their super. That’s a responsibility we take very seriously.’

Julie is the CEO of CareSuper. She’s in charge of developing a business strategy and plan designed to help members and employers get the most out of their super fund. She oversees the implementation of these plans across the fund, with the support of the executive team.

Julie has over 30 years’ experience in superannuation, across both corporate and industry super funds. She joined CareSuper in 2001. Previously she worked in human resources in manufacturing and for membership organisations in the professional services industry. She was the National HR Manager for a major employer organisation.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Business and is RG146 qualified. She is a Director of AIST, where she also serves on the Policy Committee. In addition, she is a Director of the Fund Executives Association Limited and the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals.

Suzanne Branton

Chief Investment Officer
‘Just like our members, I’m in this for the long-term.’

Suzanne is responsible for managing CareSuper’s $15 billion investment portfolio. She works with a team of internal investment analysts and external fund managers and advisers to maximise members’ returns, while maintaining a strong focus on governance.

Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience in financial markets, primarily in direct investment roles within superannuation and asset management. She has extensive, expert knowledge of portfolio management across asset classes and is experienced portfolio strategy and design, asset allocation, manager research and selection.

Suzanne joined CareSuper in February 2015. She previously worked in senior positions at Goldman Sachs, JBWere and another industry fund. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Mark Lyons

Executive Manager – Corporate Services
‘A positive internal culture helps us build momentum, and in turn, create growth for members.’

Mark develops and implements CareSuper’s operational strategy across its people and culture, business intelligence, corporate finance and technology departments.

Mark has over 30 years’ experience working in financial services and other highly regulated industries. Before joining CareSuper in 2017, he 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.

Paul Northey

Executive Manager – Relationships & Growth
‘Building valuable partnerships that last the distance is a huge part of what my team does.’

Paul drives the fund’s growth and retention strategies and leads the client and member facing teams.

Paul’s experience includes senior executive roles in superannuation and funds management, financial planning, general and life insurance and banking. He was previously the General Manager of RACV Insurance and prior to that, the Director of Wealth Management for a prominent international banking group. He also led the distribution and marketing teams of major wealth management firms.

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 and studied executive development at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.

Paul is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He joined CareSuper in 2017.

Belinda Ray

Executive Manager – Governance & Risk
‘We protect the things that matter – like your money, and the way it’s managed.’

Belinda leads CareSuper’s Compliance and Risk team in identifying and managing governance and risk. She is also the corporate company secretary.

Belinda has over 18 years’ experience in superannuation consulting, auditing and accounting, starting as an auditor for Ernst & Young. Later, she moved on to hold several senior roles at Towers Watson, including Senior Consultant for corporate super funds and Head of Research, Information and Compliance. She joined CareSuper in 2012.

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

Rachel Reynolds

Executive Manager – Operations
‘We don’t just focus on keeping the wheels turning. We look for ways to make the ride smoother.’

Rachel is responsible for ensuring CareSuper’s services continue to meet the evolving needs of members and employers in a cost-efficient fashion. She leads and oversees the operational strategy of the fund’s administration and insurance products.

Rachel has close to 20 years’ experience in the superannuation industry, and first joined CareSuper in 2015. She previously worked in operations management at law firms and other superannuation funds.

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

Peter Theodorakopoulos

Executive Manager – Marketing & Brand Strategy
'We’ll listen to your individual definition of success, then provide you with the tools to achieve it.'

Peter oversees CareSuper’s marketing strategy. He also manages member and employer communications, educational resources, business support and a range of additional benefits offered through the fund, like tax support and home and contents insurance.

Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the superannuation industry, and joined CareSuper in 2002. He’s held roles in marketing, sales, relationship management, sponsorship agreements and product development for both corporate and industry super funds.

He is RG146 qualified and a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.