About Us

Board & Leadership

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Our Leadership Team

SuperFriend’s executive leadership team is led by CEO Margo Lydon and consists of General Managers with expertise in innovation, communications, operations, superannuation and life insurance.

Margo Lydon
Chief Executive Officer

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Samantha Sims
Executive Assistant to the CEO

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Dina Goebel
GM – Innovative Solutions

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Danielle Clarke
GM – Impact, Communications & Insights

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Keir Paterson
GM – Superannuation & Workplace Solutions

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Sandy Macleod
GM – Insurance Solutions

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Glenn Cassidy
GM – People, Tech & Enablement • Company Secretary

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Our Board

SuperFriend is proud to acknowledge the leadership and direction of our Board of Directors.

The Board is Chaired by Cbus CEO, David Atkin, and our Directors include senior representatives from SuperFriend’s Partner Funds, and Independent Directors. The Board meets at least four times a year and is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s strategy, governance, risk, finance, culture and long-term sustainability.

David Atkin (Chair)
Cbus – Chief Executive Officer

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Teifi Whatley (Deputy Chair)
Sunsuper – Chief Strategy & Impact Officer

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Rose Kerlin
AustralianSuper – Group Executive, Membership

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Vicki Doyle
Rest – Chief Executive Officer

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Sarah Guthleben
Equip – Executive Officer, People & Enablement

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Megan Bonny
Independent Director

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Professor Niki Ellis
Independent Director

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Mitch Wallis
Independent Director

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Margo Lydon
SuperFriend – Chief Executive Officer

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Glenn Cassidy
SuperFriend – GM, People, Tech & Enablement, Company Sec

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Our Expert Advisory Committee

SuperFriend’s Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) acts as an advisory and consultative committee to the Board and Management. The Committee is Chaired by Professor Niki Ellis, Independent Director, and is responsible for overseeing the development and evaluation of SuperFriend’s innovative solutions.

Professor Niki Ellis (Chair)
Founder – Niki Ellis & Associates, Health Consultant

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Maria Falas
Zurich – Head of Mental Health & Wellness, Insurance

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Dr Laura Kirby
Organisational Psychologist

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Harry Lovelock
Mental Health Australia – Director, Policy and Projects

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Chris Deakin
LUCRF Super – Executive Manager, Distribution

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Mark Lyons
CareSuper – Executive Manager Corporate Services

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Stephanie Phillips
AIA Australia – GM, Shared Value Partnerships

Improving mental health and wellbeing in your workplace doesn’t need to be complicated.

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