We’re governed and managed by a trustee company called SCS Super Pty Limited.

Our Trustee Board’s directors are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of our fund.

Our Board is governed by industry legislation and regulations. Our Board is focused and seeks out your best interests and the interests of other key stakeholders, such as beneficiaries and employers at all times.

The key documents that govern our Board include:

We also have a number of corporate governance policies which support our governance framework.

Board Committees

Our Board subcommittees include:

  • Audit & Risk Management Committee
  • Insurance Claims & Complaints Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Appointment and removal of directors

Our current term of office for directors is four years.

Our most recent Trustee election was held in March–April 2019.

Our next election is scheduled for 2023.

Employer representative directors are nominated by the Fund’s Principal Employers and appointed by the Trustee Board. They will cease to hold office if they:

  • Resign or retire from office
  • Become ineligible under law
  • Fail to satisfy regulatory and Trustee fitness and propriety standards
  • Are incapable of performing the duties of a director due to mental or physical incapacity
  • Die.

If a vacancy opens for an employer representative director, the Trustee needs to fill the position within 90 days.

Member representative directors will cease to hold office if they:

  • Cease to be a member of the Fund
  • Are no longer employed or no longer reside in the electoral division from which they were elected, unless determined otherwise by the Trustee
  • Become ineligible under law
  • Resign or retire from office
  • Are removed by a notice in writing to the Trustee by the members as per the election rules
  • Fail to satisfy regulatory and Trustee fitness and propriety standards
  • Are incapable of performing the duties of a director due to mental or physical incapacity
  • Die.

If a casual vacancy opens for a member representative director, the Trustee will appoint an eligible member as per the election rules.

Remuneration of Directors and Executives

For remuneration of directors, please see the Remuneration for Responsible Persons

Our board

  • David Hutton - Chair/Employer Representative Director, QLD

    OAM, BCom, DipEd, BEd St, BTheol, MEd(Admin), FACE, FACEL, GAICD

    David is experienced as an educator, education officer and senior administrator in State, religious institute and diocesan Catholic schools in Queensland and NSW.

    He holds degrees in commerce, education and theology and has a Masters degree in Educational Administration. He is Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    David also has super experience. He was trustee director of the Queensland Roman Catholic Retirement Plan and a member of its Investment Committee from 1991 to 1995 before it was merged with our Fund in 2002.

    David is a Fellow of both the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Australian College of Educators. In June 2012, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services to Education in Queensland. He is an active member of the Mt Carmel Parish at Coorparoo, Queensland.

    Fund committee membership:  

    - Remuneration & Nominations Committee

  • Susanne Ainsworth – Member Representative Director, NSW

    BBus(Acc), FCPA, GAICD, FGIA, JP

    Susanne has spent over 25 years working in the Financial Services Industry, including 3 years in private business, 13 years in Chartered Accounting firms, and over 9 years in the Catholic Education sector.

    She is also a Director of a large Community Housing Organisation in the New England region.

    This experience in super, tax and accounting serves her well as a Member Representative Director. She has been an Member Representative Director since 2011.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Audit & Risk Management Committee
    - Remuneration & Nominations Committee

  • Frank Dannaher – Member Representative Director, NSW

    BCom(Acc)

    Frank served as Head of Financial Management at the Catholic Education Office (CEO), Sydney for 20 years until early retirement. The CEO role entailed appointment as an Employer Alternate Director of another industry superannuation fund.

    Prior to the CEO role, Frank’s employment entailed a further 20 years in administration, accounting, investment and fund secretary roles in State government and corporate superannuation funds. He has been a member of ASFA’s Reporting and Taxation Sub-committees. Accreditations and membership of Industry bodies has included CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Securities Institute of Australia.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Chair, Insurance, Claims & Complaints Committee

  • Shane Glasson – Member Representative Director, WA

    PhD, MBA, MMLEd, MREEd, GDipHRD, GCertOSHMgt, DipOSH, BEdSec, FACEL, FACELWA, FAIM, FGIA, GAICD

    Shane has been helping people reach their potential with Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) for three decades, including serving as a secondary school teacher, Deputy Principal and as a consultant to CEWA in the Teaching and Learning, Industrial Relations, Human Resources and Learning and Development Teams. Shane presently leads a state-wide project to improve the quality of CEWA’s head and regional offices and 164 schools: Quality Catholic Education. 

    Shane holds eight university degrees and is the recipient of multiple Western Australian and national awards in recognition of his contributions to the field of education.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Remuneration & Nominations Committee

  • Bram Green – Employer Representative Director, QLD

    BSc(Hons), MBA, MACS, ATPL

    Bram has more than 25 years of experience in IT strategy and delivery across a wide range of industries. He is experienced in the banking and finance sectors (with a focus on super), investment management, life and general insurance. Bram is able to distil the ever-growing regulatory super administration and investment management requirements.

    Bram was formerly the Chief Information Officer for Centacare Brisbane and the Archdiocese of Brisbane. In this role, Bram was responsible for aligning business and IT strategies, delivering IT services and managing IT projects and programs.

    Fund committee membership:  

    - Audit & Risk Management Committee 

  • David Hartley – Employer Representative Director, NSW/ACT

    BA(Actuarial Studies), SFFin, GAICD

    David has almost 40 years of experience in international and Australian investment markets.

    In his most recent executive role, David was a member of the senior executive team and Chief Investment Officer at Sunsuper. During this time, the New York based aiCIO magazine marked him as one of the top 100 most influential CIOs in the world.

    On top of establishing and coaching highly skilled teams to deliver consistent investment outcomes, David has also presented at many investment and superannuation industry events.

    He brings to our Fund a wealth of experience in investments and the Australian superannuation industry.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Chair, Investment Committee

  • Steven Jeffery – Member Representative Director, QLD

    BEc, MPA, MBA, FCPA, GAICD

    Steven has been the Chief Financial Officer for the Queensland Catholic Education Commission since 2011, with responsibilities across all Queensland Dioceses and Religious Institute schools.

    He has extensive experience in financial management, advocacy and government relations, evidenced by the negotiation, distribution and governance of over $1.7bn in school and capital funding each year.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Insurance, Claims & Complaints Committee

  • Marie-dominique O’Connell – Employer Representative Director, WA

    BCom, CA, GAICD, GIA(Affiliate)

    Marie-dominique began her career at KPMG in their auditing division providing external audit services to clients from a range of industries. Since 2009, she’s held many positions within the Finance, Planning and School Resources Directorate of Catholic Education Western Australia. In her current role she leads the School Support Accountants team who work with Catholic Schools in Western Australia on financial administration and management. Marie-dominique is experienced in budgeting, management reporting and financial reporting. She has worked on financial governance and compliance matters in her roles in Catholic Education.

    Marie-dominique is a Chartered Accountant with full membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an affiliate member of the Governance Institute of Australia. She has completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Professional Accounting and Finance.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Chair, Remuneration & Nominations Committee

  • Steven Quirk – Member Representative Director, NSW

    BBus, CA, DipFin, RG146

    Steven has 26 years of experience as Chief Executive Officer of St Agnes Parish, Port Macquarie. He also has:

    • - 30 years of experience as a specialist in aged care consultancy, change leadership and strategy
    • - 26 years of experience in education, planning, building and operating schools from day care to high schools
    • - 8 years of experience of living with and working amongst indigenous in the East Kimberley in education
    • - 15 years of experience working and living with disadvantaged indigenous communities in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands developing financial and educational assist packages for villages and communities.

    Steven is family focused.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Insurance, Claims & Complaints Committee

  • William Walker – Member Representative Director, NSW

    BSc, DipEd, DipGeosc, MEd, DipEd(RE), MAcc, CPA, MAICD

    William has over 37 years of experience in Catholic education; as a teacher, in school leadership positions and in senior financial management positions, including director, at Sydney Catholic Schools. Before recent retirement he was CEO and Chancellor for Wollongong Diocese.

    His governance experience is informed through extensive professional development and membership of many boards and committees in the non-for-profit Catholic sector. He is currently a Director of two Boards and a member of numerous Committees.

    As a member of our fund since its inception, William is committed to ensuring sustainability and maximising member returns.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Audit & Risk Management Committee
    - Insurance, Claims & Complaints Committee

  • Margaret Wallace – Employer Representative Director, NSW

    BCom LLB (UNSW), GAICD, SFFin

    Margaret was a founding director of the property division of boutique corporate advisors at Grant Samuel Property. Margaret has extensive experience in the provision of property investment and financial advice.

    As Divisional Director and COO of Grant Samuel Property, Margaret’s responsibilities included implementing business strategy, monitoring client assignment delivery, budget and financial performance, resourcing and recruitment, compliance and risk.

    Before Grant Samuel, Margaret worked for a real estate mezzanine debt provider, an international real estate agency and in litigation support and tax accounting with a chartered accounting firm.

    She is currently a consultant to a legal firm with a practice in conveyancing, property and estate planning.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Chair, Audit & Risk Management Committee
    - Investment Committee

  • Julian Widdup – Employer Representative Director, NSW/ACT

    BEc, MBA, FAICD, FIAA

    Julian Widdup is an experienced company director having served on the boards of major international, ASX and NSX listed entities. Julian’s current directorships include Rural Funds Group, Screen Canberra, Cultural Facilities Corporation and Catholic Schools NSW. He was previously a director of large investment management, finance, infrastructure, government, agriculture, healthcare, education and defence corporations.

    Julian is an economist and fully qualified actuary. During his career, Julian held executive roles with investment manager Palisade Investment Partners, Access Economics, Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and the Insurance and Superannuation Commission (now APRA). He has strong capabilities in corporate strategy, investment strategy, risk management, finance, compliance, operations, innovation and development.

    Julian is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute. He has completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School, is RG146 qualified, holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Adminstration from the Australian National University and was a recipient of the ANU University Medal.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Investment Committee

  • JoAnna Fisher – Independent Member, Investment Committee

    BEc, BAsianStudies, GAICD

    With over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector, JoAnna’s career has been both successful and international.

    JoAnna specialises in business performance improvement, governance, compliance and risk management. Her career has seen her work in investment management, wholesale banking and capital markets.

    JoAnna used to work as General Manager for the Commonwealth Bank in Strategy and Marketing. She also worked at Bankers Trust Corporation in the USA, Japan, the UK and Australia for 12 years. In this role she managed funds and developed the institutional funds management businesses.

    JoAnna’s current directorships are Chair and Independent Director Morphic Ethical Equities Fund Ltd, Independent Director Mainstream Group Holdings Ltd, and Member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

    Fund committee membership:

    - Investment Committee

Board meeting attendance record

Director
(Date appointed)

FY19

FY18

FY17

FY16

FY15

FY14

FY13

Richard Haddock AO, Chair
(Jul 2007)

10

8

8

8

7

9

11

Susanne Ainsworth
(Aug 2011)

10

7

8

8

7

9

11

Frank Dannaher
(Jul 2015)1

9

8

8

8

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bram Green
(Feb 2015)2

10

8

8

8

3

n/a

n/a

David Hartley
(Feb 2016)3

10

8

8

5

n/a

n/a

n/a

David Hutton OAM
(Sep 2013)4

10

6

8

8

4

8

n/a

Reuben Norris
(Aug 2011)

9

6

8

6

6

8

10

Marie-dominique O'Connell
(Feb 2017)5

10

8

5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Steven Quirk
(July 2015)1

10

8

8

8

n/a

n/a

n/a

Kevin Twomey
(Jul 2015)1

10

7

6

7

n/a

n/a

n/a

William Walker
(July 2015)1

10

8

8

7

n/a

n/a

n/a

Margaret Wallace
(Sep 2011)

10

8

8

8

7

9

10

Total number of Board
meetings held

10

8

8

8

7

9

11

1. Frank Dannaher, Steven Quirk, Kevin Twomey and William Walker commenced as directors in July 2015.
2. Bram Green commenced as a director in February 2015.
3. David Hartley commenced as a director in February 2016.
4. David Hutton commenced as a director in September 2013.
5. Marie-dominique O’Connell commenced as a director in February 2017.