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Meet the Directors

The Equip board consists of nine directors: 3 member directors, 3 employer directors and 3 independent directors.

The board appoints one of the independent directors as Chair. The directors must be qualified to hold office in accordance with relevant legislation. The maximum tenure for a director is 12 years (four terms).

  • Andrew Fairley AM, LLB, FAICD

    Chair

    Andrew has a long and distinguished association with the Superannuation Industry in Australia. He commenced practice as a superannuation lawyer in 1980, and founded Australia’s first specialist superannuation law firm, IFS Fairley in 1993. He formed the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Committee in 1986 and remained its Chair for 10 years.

    He has built a reputation as a leading practitioner in superannuation law and practice, and has been named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s best superannuation lawyers from 2013 to 2018.

    He specialises as a legal advisor to trustees of both industry and corporate superannuation funds.  He practices as a consultant to Hall & Wilcox lawyers in Melbourne.  

    He also has a passion for the Australian tourism sector and nature based tourism in particular, and served as the Deputy Chairman of Tourism Australia until June 2017.

    Andrew is very involved in the philanthropic sector, and is Chair of the Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation, and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. He is Deputy Chair of the Mornington Peninsula Foundation and the Greater Shepparton Foundation.  

     

    Appointed: January 2009

  • John Azaris, BEng (Elec), MBA

    Employer Director

    John has had an extensive career in the power industry. Most recently, he was general manager, service delivery for AusNet where he was responsible for all maintenance operations functions for AusNet’s transmission, electricity distribution and gas distribution businesses. Prior to this, and after an earlier career in various engineering, operations, maintenance and management roles, he headed up the human resources and communications function within AusNet.

    Appointed: June 2007
    Current term expires: March 2020

  • Mark Cerche, B. Juris LLB (Hons)

    Employer Director

    Mark has more than 35 years-experience in superannuation, estate planning and administration, elder law, funds management and corporate and securities law. He retired as a partner of Allens after 36 years and continues in practice as a sole practitioner. 

    Mark is Chairman of the Corporate Superannuation Association and a Member of the Law Council of Australia's Superannuation Committee. In these roles Mark has had significant contact with Treasury officials and Parliamentary Committees and Working Groups in connection with Superannuation and Financial Services Law in Australia. He holds a B. Juris LLB (Hons) from Monash, a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws with Honours.

    Appointed: July 2017
    Current term expires: July 2020

  • Michael Clinch, Grad Dip Employee and Industrial Relations, GAICD

    Employer Director

    Michael is a successful human resource professional who has hands on experience in developing and implementing human resource strategies. He has worked within the maritime, fire services and Victorian electricity industries, working at both strategic and operational levels. He has previous experience as a trustee director in the profit-for-member superannuation sector and oversaw the merger of the Seafarers Retirement Fund and the Stevedoring Employees Retirement Fund to form what is now Maritime Super.

    Appointed: April 2016
    Current term expires: March 2020

  • Jan Dekker, BSc, GradDip Environmental Studies, Grad Cert Applied Finance and Investment, GAICD

    Member Director

    Jan is an experienced director and CEO, with over 16 years of board level experience in the funds management and commercial sectors. Jan was previously an Employer Director on Equip's board from April 2016 to July 2017. He is a founder and managing director of Cleantech Ventures, where he has successfully raised and managed two venture capital funds - the Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies Fund and the Cleantech Australia Fund. Previously he was an associate director at the NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority and held various executive roles with the NSW Environment Protection Authority. Jan possesses a masters degree in law (environmental) from Sydney University, a BSc and post graduate diploma of Environmental Studies (Macquarie University) as well as post graduate qualifications in financial management from FINSIA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). 

    Appointed: July 2017
    Current term expires: March 2023

  • Justine Hickey, BComm, FFin, GAICD

    Independent Director

    Justine is a professional non-executive director with over 24 years in investments, superannuation and corporate governance.  She chairs the board of fund manager, DNR Capital and is a director of Hastings Management.  Previously she was a director of the GPT Metro Office Fund, Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, Flagship Investments Ltd and an expert member of Sunsuper’s Investment Committee. Justine takes an active interest in the not for profit sector and is a director of RSPCA QLD and chair of YET Foundation. 

    She has a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of FinSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and an Associate of the CFA Institute. She is also a member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA).

    Appointed: July 2017
    Current term expires: July 2020

  • Penny Davy-Whyte, BA (Marketing & Communication), GAIST

    Member Director

    Penny Davy-Whyte joins the board with a focus on digital marketing strategy. She has previously held a number of senior management positions, including her most recent role leading the Australian Federal Government’s media communications agency. Penny brings a breadth of expertise across traditional and digital communication and a thorough understanding of evolving technologies to the Fund.

    Appointed: July 2018
    Current term expires: June 2021

  • Lisbeth Rasmussen, MSc (Development Studies), GAICD

    Member Director

    Lisbeth Rasmussen brings a deep and comprehensive understanding of investment strategy and risk mitigation to the Board. She has over 30 years’ experience managing superannuation member funds, has previously overseen $42 billion in assets, and has worked closely with the SAS Trustee Corporation Board, which is the board responsible for State Super.

    Appointed: July 2018
    Current term expires: June 2021

  • Wayne Walker, BSc (Hons), MBA, FIAA

    Independent Director

    Wayne brings a deep technical knowledge and practical experience of superannuation, based on a long and distinguished career consulting to superannuation funds. He has been a leading consultant to corporate funds in outsourcing employee superannuation trusteeship and associated investment and administration services, both in his own practice and as a Partner at Deloitte. Wayne’s advice was central to the Cooper Review, which published his insights in full within its report.  He managed and led Mercer’s Australian superannuation business for over 10 years, including the establishment of the Mercer master trust.

    Appointed: July 2017
    Current term expires: July 2020

Executive team

This team leads the day-to-day operations of the business to ensure reliable and consistent delivery of products, services and communications to members and employers.

  • Scott Cameron

    Chief Executive Officer

    Scott Cameron was appointed Chief Executive Officer to head both Equip Super and Catholic Super in September 2019. The two organisations are joining forces to create one of Australia’s largest profit-for-member superannuation funds in market. The joint venture company begins operating in October 2019. It will be the first time that two Australian superannuation funds have concurrently had the same CEO.  

    Scott is an experienced CEO and CFO. He has worked across global corporate, financial services and advisory environments with a track record of integrating and expanding a highly complex ASX listed entity. Most recently Scott served as CEO for Computershare’s Australia and New Zealand region, bringing market leading services to corporate clients in multiple markets and countries. He was also a member of Computershare’s global leadership team, co-head of Global Diversity and a director of several companies. Scott was Computershare’s Chief Financial Officer for the Asia-Pacific region. During his time as CFO and then CEO, Computershare completed a number of acquisitions and integrations.

    Prior to Computershare Scott was a Partner at Ernst & Young (EY).

    Appointed September 2019

  • Natalie Alford

    Executive Officer Governance and Risk

    Natalie's portfolio of responsibilities includes the fund's risk and compliance, legal and company secretarial functions. She joined Equip from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), where she was a manager in the Specialised Institutions Division, leading analysts in the prudential supervision and risk assessment of large and complex industry funds. Natalie's qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Bond University, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law in Melbourne and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

    Appointed: November 2017

  • Tania Cumming

    Executive Officer Strategy and Markets

    Tania joins Equip following senior roles in the energy sector and private health insurance. She is a marketing professional who is passionate about the customer experience and member engagement. Tania is responsible for supporting the development of our business strategy across marketing channels and customer touchpoints. She looks forward to empowering Equip’s members to get the most out of their super, and helping them achieve their long term financial goals. Tania holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the IMD Business School.

    Appointed: April 2018 

  • John Farrington

    Executive Officer, Corporate Development and Growth

    John joined Equip from Citigroup, where he was Head of Retirement Services. Prior to Citigroup, John worked for AXA Australia. He has worked in most areas of superannuation and is now responsible for Business Development. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monash University and a diploma of Financial Planning from FINSIA. Prior to his appointment as Executive Officer, John held other senior positions in the organisation from May 2005.

    Appointed: August 2012

  • Brett Grant

    Executive Officer, Commercial

    Brett was previously Fund Secretary of the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund prior to its merger with Equip on 1 July 2017. He has extensive experience in superannuation, having previously been employed in senior roles at Mercer and the Melbourne Water Board. Brett is a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (FASFA) and his qualifications include a BBus (Acc) from Victoria University of Technology. 

    Appointed: July 2017

  • Wayne Grant

    Executive Officer, Investment Integration

    Wayne was Principal Investment Officer for the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund before it merged with Equip on 1 July 2017. He is responsible for the integration and alignment of the two funds' investment portfolios within the Equip investment options and product framework. Prior to RTSSF, Wayne held senior positions with the Government Superannuation Office and STA Super. His qualifications include a BSc (Hons) and a DipFP.

    Appointed: July 2017

  • Sarah Guthleben

    Executive Officer People, Capability and Enablement

    Sarah brings valuable insights from a range of industry sectors into her role at Equip. Sarah promotes knowledge and an operating environment that enables our people to deliver the outcomes expected by the fund's members and employers. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction) from RMIT and a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Human Studies from the University of Western Australia. Prior to her appointment as Executive Officer, Sarah held other senior positions in the organisation from May 2011.

    Appointed: October 2014

  • Camille Magee

    Executive Officer, Member Engagement

    Camille is responsible for the full spectrum of Equip's member advisory and support services, from member Helpline to full-service financial planning advice. Her career in financial planning includes roles with Telstra Super Financial Planning, Citigroup and Westpac/BT Financial Group. Camille’s qualifications include a Diploma of Financial Advising through the Securities Institute. She is a Certified Financial Planner, awarded by the Financial Planning Association. Camille joined Equip to lead the financial planning team in October 2008.

    Appointed: September 2017

  • Anna Shelley

    Chief Investment Officer

    In May 2019 Equipsuper and Catholic Super announced plans to join forces to create one of Australia’s largest profit-for-member superannuation funds. Anna Shelley was appointed as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to manage the $26 billion joint venture’s assets on 23 September 2019. Prior to this current role, Anna was CIO for CSF Pty Ltd, comprising Catholic Super and MyLife MyMoney superannuation trust fund.

    With deep market experience extending beyond managing assets and implementing multiple investment strategies, Anna also brings expertise in governance, business strategy and product development to her CIO role. As General Manager (Product and Strategy) at Perpetual, with assets totalling $30 billion, Anna rebuilt and restructured the investment manager’s product team, led the development of a new global equity capability and launched its first listed investment company (raising $250 million).

    Anna also worked at MLC Investment Management where she was responsible for developing NAB’s MySuper strategy. She began her career at JANA Investment Advisers, as a Principal Investment Consultant, Head of Australasian Equities Research and Deputy Head of Consulting. Anna is a finalist for the Investment Professional of the Year in the 2019 Women in Financial Services Awards. In a move to promote the inclusion of leading women in commentary about the financial sector, Anna was recently selected to participate in Bloomberg’s New Voices initiative.

    Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts/Science (honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

    Appointed: September 2019

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