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Our leadership team

Meet the directors

The Equip board consists of 12 directors: 4 member directors, 4 employer directors and 4 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 of the Board / Independent Director

    Andrew is the founding chair of Togethr, having served as Equip Chair for more than a decade. He has a long and distinguished association with the Australian Superannuation Industry. 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 practices as a consultant to Hall & Wilcox lawyers in Melbourne. With a passion for the Australian tourism sector and nature-based tourism in particular, Andrew was Deputy Chairman of Tourism Australia until June 2017. Keenly involved in the philanthropic sector he is Chair of the Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. Andrew is Deputy Chair of the Mornington Peninsula Foundation and the Greater Shepparton Foundation.

    Appointed: January 2009

  • Danny Casey, Deputy Board Chair, BComm, M. Econ., CPA

    Deputy Chair of the Board / Independent Director

    Danny joins the Togethr Board as the founding Deputy Chair with the merger of CSF and Equip. Prior to this role Danny was the CSF Board Chair for two years. Danny has extensive experience as a senior executive and management consultant with private and public sector organisations, as well as not for profits, in Australia and overseas. He has served on many boards and committees, including the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Sydney, the Board of the University of Notre Dame Australia, the Catholic Cemeteries Board and the Catholic Development Fund. Danny’s professional career includes senior executive roles with Energy Australia, Ernst & Young, Lend Lease as well as leadership of a commercial law firm. As a management consultant and advisor, he has assisted businesses and not-for-profit organisations on strategy and governance. Danny is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW and a Master of Economics from Macquarie University.

    Appointed: October 2019

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

    Independent Director

    Penny brings a focus on digital marketing strategy to the board. 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

  • 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

Member Directors

  • Jan Dekker, BSc, Masters of Law (Environmental), 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. As founder and managing director of Cleantech Ventures, Jan successfully raised and managed two venture capital funds - the Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies Fund and the Cleantech Australia Fund. Previously he held various executive roles with the NSW Government. Jan has a master’s 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 (GAICD). 

    Appointed: July 2016
    Membership: Equipsuper Superannuation Fund

  • Peter Haysey, BA (Economics), Dip. Ed., M.Ed. Admin, ASAF AIF

    Member Director

    Peter has a long history in teaching and has extensive experience in various senior roles in the superannuation industry. He has served as a director for CSF, the National Catholic Superannuation Fund and as Director/Secretary of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Superannuation Fund.

    Appointed: October 2019
    Membership: MyLifeMyMoney Superannuation Fund

  • Debra James, DIPT, GradDip RE

    Member Director

    Deb has an extensive education background, has served in the union movement for more than 25 years and is currently the General Secretary of the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania (IEU). After starting her working life as a teacher in Catholic primary schools in Melbourne, Deb commenced her union career representing teachers, principals and support staff in catholic and independent schools. This has culminated in a long career with the IEU. Deb was the first woman to occupy the role of General Secretary of the Victorian Tasmanian IEU branch representing the professional and industrial interests of over 20,000 members. She is a member of the Federal Council and Deputy President of the IEU Australia with 76,000 members nationwide. Deb also holds other director positions on the Teacher Learning Network and the Federation of Education Unions.

    Appointed: October 2019
    Membership: MyLifeMyMoney Superannuation Fund

  • David Doolan, BBus (Accounting), AAICD

    Member Director

    David holds more than 25 years’ experience in corporate treasury and finance, including extensive financial markets experience. He has worked for a number of global corporations across a diverse range of industries, including mining, automotive, financial services and manufacturing. David brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Member Director, having previously been a Member Director of Rio Tinto’s former Superannuation fund. David has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, is an Affiliate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AAICD) and an Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) accredited Trustee Director, for his former role with Rio Tinto’s Superannuation fund.

    Appointed: October 2020
    Membership: Equipsuper Superannuation Fund

  • Employer Directors

    • 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, 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. He holds a B. Juris LLB (Hons) from Monash, a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.

      Appointed: July 2017
      Nominating Source: Rio Tinto 

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

      Employer Director

      Michael is a successful human resource professional with 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. With previous experience as a trustee director in the profit-for-member superannuation sector, Michael oversaw the merger of the Seafarers Retirement Fund and the Stevedoring Employees Retirement Fund to form what is now Maritime Super.

      Appointed: April 2016
      Nominating Source: AGL Energy Ltd

    • Carolyn Harkin, BComm, FCPA, GAIST

      Employer Director

      Carolyn previously served as a CSF director for five years. She brings extensive experience in strategic financial management, reporting and accountability and governance within the Catholic education sector having previously worked to support schools in the Diocese of Sandhurst for 20 years. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Super Trustees (GAIST).

      Appointed: October 2019
      Nominating Source: Catholic Education Office - Diocese of Sandhurst 

    • Simone Thompson, BA/LLB, FAFSA, FGIA

      Employer Director

      Simone brings to the Togethr Board extensive experience in governance, risk management and compliance. She is Managing Director of ST Consult Pty Ltd, a boutique consultancy specialising in providing tailored and pragmatic governance, compliance, risk management advice and services to APRA and ASIC regulated entities.

      Appointed: October 2019
      Nominating Source: CSF Nominations Committee

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 and Catholic Super in September 2019. The two organisations joined forces to create one of Australia’s largest profit-for-member superannuation funds in late October 2019. It was 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).

    Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a chartered accountant.

    Appointed: September 2019

  • Anna Shelley

    Chief Investment Officer

    Anna Shelley is the Equip-Catholic Super Chief Investment Officer (CIO), responsible for managing the $26 billion joint venture’s assets. 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts/Science (honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

    Appointed: September 2019

  • Natalie Alford

    Executive Officer, Governance and Risk

    Natalie's portfolio of responsibilities includes the 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

    Chief Member Officer

    Tania joined 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 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 

  • Mark Ellis

    Executive Officer, Corporate Development and Catholic Super Growth

    Mark Ellis is responsible for bolstering the fund's long-standing employer brand and relationship and the industrialisation of the enterprise sales and retention framework. Drawing on his distinguished banking and finance credentials, Mark also has strategic oversight for the fund’s wholly owned bank, MyLifeMyFinance.

    Prior to his current role, Mark was Catholic Super's Chief Operating Officer. His considerable local and international financial services industry track record includes leading divisions of globally recognised brands, NAB and ANZ. At Investec, Mark oversaw seven distinct banking businesses. In addition, Mark has held senior roles with KordaMentha (Executive Director) and TD Securities (Executive Director).

    Mark holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University.

    Appointed: October 2019

  • Brett Grant

    Chief Operating Officer

    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

  • Sarah Guthleben

    Executive Officer, People and Enablement

    Sarah brings valuable insights from a range of industry sectors into her role as Executive Officer, People and Enablement. Sarah promotes knowledge and an operating environment that enables our people to deliver the outcomes expected by the fund's members and employers. Prior to her appointment as Executive Officer, Sarah held other senior positions in the organisation from May 2011.

    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.

    Appointed: October 2014

  • Marc Pizzichetta

    Chief Financial Officer

    Marc Pizzichetta is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strategic oversight of finance, technology, property and procurement. Marc was appointed to the joint venture role after serving as CFO for CSF Pty Ltd. In a career leading multi-disciplined teams across finance, superannuation, wealth management, investment and technology, Marc held the CFO reins at Kinetic Super and Victorian Funds Management Corporation. Marc is a Non-Executive Director for MyLife MyFinance, the bank wholly owned by Catholic Super. In addition to these executive roles, he also worked at Aviva and KPMG.

    Marc is a chartered accountant, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has an MBA from Monash Business School.

    Appointed: October 2019

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