• Our key management team

  • Australian Catholic Superannuation is committed to providing excellent service to all members and employers.

    To make this happen, our key management team is responsible for execution of the Fund’s business plan as approved by the Board and for the day-to-day operations of the Fund.

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who oversees the performance of the management team is accountable to the Board. Supporting the Chief Executive Officer are the Head of Finance and Accounting, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Chief Investment Officer, Head of Client Services, Head of Information Technology, Head of People and Culture, Head of Special Projects and the Head of Risk and Compliance and the Head of Financial Advice.

    Read the profiles below to learn more about our team of people who are working for you.

  • Management team profiles

    • Executive - Greg Cantor, CEO

      Employed since: Dec 1989
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Business
      • Certified Practising Accountant
      • Diploma and Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
      • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
      • ASFA 146 and IFS PS 146
      • Fellow, Chartered Secretaries of Australia
      • Fellow, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST)
      • Fellow, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
      • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
      • Fellow, Governance Institute of Australia Ltd
       

      Skills and experience:

      Greg Cantor is the long-serving CEO of Australian Catholic Superannuation. When he commenced with the Fund more than 25 years ago, funds under management were in the region of $80 million. Today, they are over $7 billion. He has overseen over a dozen mergers into Australian Catholic Superannuation.

      His entire career of nearly 40 years has been spent in accounting/financial services positions.

      In 2011, Greg was awarded the Centre for Investor Education International Scholarship.

      Fund positions/committee memberships:

      • Chair, Management Committee
      • Secretary, Remuneration and Nominations Committee
      • Investment Committee


      Current/recent directorships
      :

      • Honorary Secretary, Religious Retirement Fund
      • Member, Ethics Committee, AMP Capital Responsible Leaders Fund
      • Member, Management Committee, Christian Superannuation Funds Association
      • Council Member & Member of the Finance Committee, Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney
       

      Executive - Chris Rutter, Head of Finance and Accounting

      Employed since: Nov 2010
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
      • Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting
      • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
      • Diploma of Financial Services (ASFA)
      • Associate Diploma of Superannuation Management (ASFA)
       

      Skills and experience:

      Chris has over 18 years' experience in the financial services industry acting in a variety of roles. Beginning in chartered accountancy, Chris was an audit supervisor for superannuation clients that varied from self-managed super funds, small APRA funds, pooled superannuation trusts to public offer funds. Other clients included listed entities, managed funds and a variety of organisations outside the financial services sector.

      Chris became the sole Fund Accountant for the Australian partners’ fund of a 'Big 4' accountancy firm between 2001 and 2006 and oversaw the successful transition to a successor fund.

      Since joining Australian Catholic Superannuation in 2010, Chris now leads the Finance & Accounting Team who are responsible for the fund’s financial reporting, tax compliance, and regulatory reporting requirements.

      Fund positions/committee memberships:

      • Company Secretary
      • Secretary, Audit & Risk Management Committee
      • Appointed an executive officer in August 2015
       

      Executive - Cameron Wood, Head of Marketing and Client Services

      Employed since: Jan 2002
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Management)
      • Diploma and Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
      • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
      • Fellow, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
      • PS 146 & ASFA 146
       

      Skills and experience:

      Cameron commenced with the Fund in January 2002 and has since worked in IT, administration and operational roles. He has over 15 years' experience in the financial services industry.

      He has worked within a number of industries throughout his career, including the transport, diversified computer systems and superannuation sectors.

      Cameron was awarded the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Super Operations/Administration Award for Excellence in 2011.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Business Development Manager


      Current/recent directorships:

      • Member, SuperMIND Working Party (an initiative to collect, analyse and understand superannuation claims relating to mental illness and suicide)
      • Member, Management Committee, Christian Superannuation Funds Association
       

      Executive - Michael Block, Chief Investment Officer

      Employed since: Dec 2014
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Certified Investment Management Analyst
      • Diploma of Financial Planning
      • Diploma of Law, LPAB
      • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Psychology)
      • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
      • Master of Commerce (Taxation, Japanese Economic History and Finance)
      • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)
       

      Skills and experience:

      Michael's involvement in the Australian financial services sector spans over 30 years and has seen him hold a diverse range of positions in investment banking, government and funds management.

      His previous roles have included:

      • Chief Investment Officer of Nambawan Super Limited, the major superannuation fund in Papua New Guinea
      • Independent consultant advising government and industry super funds and other financial service providers
      • General Manager - Investments for FuturePlus Financial Services, an organisation that serviced three superannuation funds with assets of around $12 billion.


      Michael was also instrumental in the design and implementation of the $14 billion Workers Compensation Insurance Fund during his tenure as General Manager – Investments at WorkCover NSW from 2004 to 2008. For nine years prior to that, he was Director of Treasury and Investment Services for the University of New South Wales, with responsibility for management of the University's reserves, endowments and commercial operations. 

      His undergraduate qualifications are in law, accounting, finance and philosophy and he holds postgraduate qualifications in law, applied finance, economic history and economics.

      Michael enjoys playing and watching sport and was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Member, Investment Committee 
       

      Executive - Sharnie Barabas, Head of Client Services

      Employed since: Nov 2004
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Diploma of Financial Planning
      • PS146 & ASFA 146 
      • Business-related courses
       

      Skills and experience:

      Sharnie has over 16 years’ superannuation industry experience, gained primarily working with large corporate super funds.

      She joined Australian Catholic Superannuation’s administration team in 2004 and since then has held progressively more senior positions.

      As current Head of Client Services, Sharnie has responsibility for all of the Fund’s administration functions and processes and ensuring they meet or exceed legislative requirements. She strives for excellence and the provision of a seamless experience for Fund members regarding the management of their accounts.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Member, Insurance Claims & Complaints Committee
      • Member of various internal steering committees
      • Appointed an executive officer in February 2014


      Current/recent directorships

      • Back-up Member, SuperMIND Working Party (an initiative to collect, analyse and understand superannuation claims relating to mental illness and suicide)
       

      Executive - Alex Morelli, Head of Information Technology

      Employed since: Feb 2012 

      Qualifications:

      • Diploma of Automotive Engineering
      • CIO Pathways
      • Project Management (Prince 2) Practitioner
      • SAP/ CRM
      • IT-related courses
       

      Skills and experience:

      Alex has gained over 25 years' experience in information technology while working for a number of large Australian companies.

      He has held senior management roles in a number of different industry sectors, including transport, telecommunications, government, financial services and public services infrastructure.

      He is experienced in IT operations, sales, strategy, security, project and vendor management across various IT systems, including infrastructure, mobility platforms, airline, asset and facility management, financial and ERP systems.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Member, IT Steering Committee
      • Appointed an executive officer in July 2013
       

      Executive - Sandy Rimagmos Head of People and Culture

      Employed since: June 2016
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Diploma of Human Resource Management
      • Advanced Certificate in Personnel Management
      • Advanced Certificate in Accounting
      • HR related accreditations
      • Certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)
       

      Skills and experience:

      Sandy has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources management which has seen her hold a number of senior strategic HR roles in Financial Services, Investment Banking, Investment Management and Property industries.

      Sandy has also gained international HR experience having spent 3 years working in a senior global HR role in Zurich, Switzerland.

      As Head of People and Culture, Sandy is responsible for setting and applying the strategic direction for People and Culture in alignment with our strategic goals, including organisational development, leadership development, performance management, culture, employee engagement, talent management, workforce planning, remuneration, payroll, employee relations, workplace health and safety, and all people and culture related matters.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Appointed an executive officer in October 2016
      • Remuneration and Nominations Committee
       

      Executive - Violette Stewart, Head of Risk and Compliance

      Employed since: Jun 2015
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Law
      • Bachelor of Business
      • Certificate 3 in Financial Services
      • Diploma in Financial Services (Studies ongoing)
       

      Skills and experience:

      Violette has over 12 years’ experience working in the financial services industry, including in the areas of funds management, superannuation, custody, banking and finance.

      During this time Violette has held responsibility for developing and implementing global enterprise-wide risk management frameworks, as well as having honed her skills in the compliance and internal audit discipline.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Appointed an executive officer in June 2015
       

      Executive - Sue Willems

      Employed since: Feb 2008
      Fund member

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Science
      • Diploma of Education
      • Graduate Conversion Course in Accounting
      • Certified Practising Accountant 
      • Advanced Diploma of Superannuation Management
      • Fellow, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
       

      Skills and experience:

      Sue has over 25 years experience in the superannuation industry, serving in a wide variety of roles:

      • Trustee Director
      • CEO of a large industry fund
      • Senior Policy Adviser, ASFA
      • Risk & Compliance Manager, Australian Catholic Superannuation

      Sue is responsible for the management of ad hoc projects such as the implementation of the Stronger Super legislation. As a former teacher, Sue has an ongoing interest in education. In 2014, she won the Women in Financial Services award for Mentor of the Year.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Appointed an executive officer in February 2016
       

      Executive - Tim Poole

      Employed since: Oct 2016

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Economics (UQ)
      • Bachelor of Commerce (UQ)
      • Chartered Accountant
      • Certified Financial Planner 
       

      Skills and experience:

      Tim has been in the finance industry for over 20 years. His early career was spent working in both personal income tax and audit qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.

      After progressing to financial advising in the retail sector, Tim became a Certified Financial Planner specialising in providing holistic strategic advice on; retirement planning, estate planning, investment portfolio construction, insurance and investment structures.

      Tim's next role was working for Industry Funds Services providing advice to members of a number of super funds. In 2011 this was extended exclusively to Australian Catholic Superannuation. After a number of years servicing Australian Catholic Superannuation as the financial planning leader of a national team of advisers, he was appointed Head of Financial Advice in December 2016.

      Fund positions/committee memberships

      • Embedded planner since July 2011
      • Appointed an executive officer in December 2016
       

  • Remuneration of management

    • Our remuneration practices have been designed to reward our people fairly and responsibly.

      The Trustee's Remuneration & Nominations Committee, in consultation with independent external consultants, is responsible for ensuring that:

      • All remuneration is in line with industry standards
      • The Fund continues to attract and retain quality people to most efficiently and expertly run and operate the Fund
      • The Fund’s remuneration is consistent with our core tenet of being a 'profit to members' fund.


      Our managers, along with all other Fund staff, are remunerated by way of a fixed salary package which takes into account the specific responsibilities and duties of their roles and is reviewed on an annual basis. An independent external consultant provides benchmark salary information to assist with the remuneration of new and existing roles. The Fund does not pay any short or long-term incentives, believing that these are not in accordance with its ‘profit to members’ ethos.

      The following table shows the total remuneration received by our executive officers for the two previous financial years.

      2015/2016

         

      Short-term employee benefits

      Post-employment benefits

      Name

      Position

      Cash salary, fees &
      short-term compensated absences1

      Non-monetary benefits2

      Pension &
      super benefits

      Greg Cantor3

      Chief Executive Officer

      $483,941

      $550

      $35,906

      Chris Rutter 

      Head of Finance and Accounting

      $152,596

      $18,817

      Cameron Wood

      Head of Marketing and Business Development

      $244,122

      $344

      $26,973

      Michael Block 

      Chief Investment Officer

      $382,378

      $30,624

      Sharnie Barabas

      Head of Client Services

       
      $205,676
      (+$34,529 cashed-out 
      annual leave)

      $344

      $21,725

      Alex Morelli

      Head of Information Technology

      $216,361

      $300

      $20,281

      Tammy Hawkins

      HR Manager

      $139,687

      $344

      $17,233

      Violette Stewart 

      Head of Risk and Compliance

      $172,178

      $21,368
      Sue Willems 

      Head of Special Projects

      $89,952

      $344

      $11,101

      Sam Hallab4

      Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Company Secretary

      $477,0595
      (+ $7,979 cashed-out
      annual leave)

      $371

      $22,620

      2014/2015

         

      Short-term employee benefits

      Post-employment benefits

      Name

      Position

      Cash salary, fees &
      short-term compensated absences1

      Non-monetary benefits2

      Pension &
      super benefits

      Greg Cantor3

      Chief Executive Officer

      $480,705
      (+ $31,770 cashed-out
      annual leave)

      $654

      $26,177

      Sam Hallab

      Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Company Secretary

      $439,272
      (+ $25,500 cashed-out
      annual leave)

      $532

      $33,941

      Cameron Wood

      Head of Marketing and Business Development

      $232,131

      $344

      $26,281

      Michael Block6

      Chief Investment Officer

      $205,791

      $25,724

      Sharnie Barabas

      Head of Client Services

      $186,708

      $344

      $17,508

      Alex Morelli

      Head of Information Technology

      $210,250

      $554

      $19,711

      Tammy Hawkins

      HR Manager

      $135,840

      $344

      $16,753

      Violette Stewart7

      Head of Risk and Compliance

      $6,575

      $822

      Uttam Mukherjee8

      Risk Manager

      $141,9119

      $15,015
      Anne Whittaker10

      Chief Investment Officer

      $90,9429

      $7,959

       

      1.May include salary packaged motor vehicle and other benefits and associated fringe benefits tax, salary sacrificed superannuation, leave loading and first aid allowance.
      2.May include Qantas Club membership, home phone, home internet (including GST).
      3.The Fund's Chief Executive Officer also receives payment for a number of external board/committee positions he holds. However, all such remuneration is paid in full to Australian Catholic Superannuation & Retirement Fund. This money is retained by the Fund. For the 2015/2016 and 2014/2015 financial years, this amounted to $ 26,816 and $47,731 respectively.
      4.Concluded with the Fund on 31/07/15. An amount of $485,070 was paid following Mr Hallab’s conclusion with the Fund in accordance with the terms of his employment. It also includes payment for accrued but unused annual leave and unused long service leave.
      5.Includes a payment in lieu of notice in accordance with the employment contract.
      6.Commenced with the Fund in December 2014.
      7.Commenced with the Fund in June 2015.
      8.Resigned from the Fund in May 2015.
      9.Also includes unused annual leave paid on resignation.
      10.Resigned from the Fund in October 2014.

      Note: No short-term cash profit sharing and other bonuses were paid. No other short-term employee benefits were paid. No other post-employment benefits were paid.

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