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 OAM – Chair/Employer Director, QLD

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

    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’s 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’s also an active member of the Mt Carmel Parish at Coorparoo.

    Fund committee membership:  

    • Chair, Remuneration & Nominations Committee
  • Susanne Ainsworth – Employee Director, NSW

    With over 13 years of experience in chartered accounting firms and over 6 years of experience working in the not-for-profit education sector, Susanne is one of our most accomplished directors.

    Her experience in super tax and accounting serves her well as Employee Director. She has been an Employee Director since 2011.

    Fund committee membership:

    Audit & Risk Management Committee

  • Francis Dannaher – Employee Director, NSW

    Francis has been Head of Financial Management for the Catholic Education Office Sydney, for 20 years.

    He also has over 20 years’ experience in accounting, investment, and Fund Secretarial roles in State Government and Corporate Superannuation Funds.

    He was previously a member of ASFA’s Reporting and Taxation sub-committees.

    Fund committee membership:

    Insurance, Claims & Complaints Committee

  • Dr Shane Glasson – Employee Director, WA

    Shane has been helping people reach their potential with Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) for three decades, including serving as a 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 also leads a statewide CEWA project to develop high-potential future leaders.

    He holds seven university degrees and is the recipient of multiple State and national awards.

  • Steven Jeffery – Employee Director, QLD

    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.

  • Steven Quirk – Employee Director, NSW

    Steven has more than 30 years of experience as a manager/owner of investment business and private chartered accountant roles. He also has 26 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer of St Agnes’ Parish, Port Macquarie and 12 years as Consultant and Business Manager to the Dioceses of Bereina (PNG) and Honiara (Solomon Islands).

    He is also a consultant to the IT Job Training Centre Ltd in Port Moresby and Kimbe, PNG.

    Fund committee membership:

    Insurance, Claims & Complaints Committee 

  • William Walker – Employee Director, NSW

    William has over 37 years of experience in Catholic education. He has worked as a teacher and more recently in senior financial management positions, including director, at the Catholic Education Office Sydney.

    His governance experience comes through membership of various boards and committees in the non-profit sector.

    As a long-time member of our fund, William focuses strongly on sustainability and quality strategic planning. He’s committed to making sure returns are maximised within acceptable limits of risk for all members.

    Fund committee membership:

    • Audit & Risk Management Committee 
  • Bram Green – Employer Director, QLD

    Bram has more than 25 years of experience in IT strategy and delivery across a wide range of industries. He’s 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. This talent has made him a success.

    Bram is currently the Chief Information Officer for Centacare Brisbane and the Archdiocese of Brisbane. In this role, Bram is 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 Director, NSW

    David has more than 30 years of experience in International and Australian investment markets.

    For the last decade, 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 
  • Marie-dominique O’Connell – Employer Director, WA

    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.

    Marie-dominique is experienced in budgeting, management reporting and financial reporting. She’s also responsible for many governance and compliance related matters in her current role in Catholic Education.

    Fund committee membership:  

    • Remuneration & Nominations Committee
  • Margaret Wallace – Employer Director, NSW

    Margaret is 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 include 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.

    Fund committee membership:

    • Chair, Audit & Risk Management Committee
    • Investment Committee
  • Julian Widdup – Employer Director, NSW/ACT

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

    During his career, Julian held executive roles with asset managers, asset consultants and the Insurance and Superannuation Commission (now APRA). He has strong capabilities in strategy, investment, risk management, corporate finance, governance, compliance, operations, innovation and development.

    Julian is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.

  • JoAnna Fisher – Independent Member, Investment Committee

    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. 

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.