We’re pleased to share with you the results of our 2019 Trustee Election

Australian Catholic Superannuation members were recently given the opportunity to have a say in how their super is managed by voting in this year’s Trustee election.

The election process commenced with a call for nominations on 5 November 2018 and concluded when ballot voting closed on Friday, 5 April 2019. The results have now been verified by the independent Returning Officer.

Across the three electoral divisions – NSW/ACT, QLD and WA – there were 16 candidates vying for the six Member Representative Director (member-elected) seats on the Trustee Board.

We are pleased to announce that the following candidates were elected and will take up their four-year term of office commencing 1 July 2019:

Susanne Ainsworth

Financial Controller, Roberts & Morrow
Diocese of Armidale

I am honoured to have served as a Member Representative Director of Australian Catholic Superannuation since 2011. In serving my final term as Trustee Director, I will use the knowledge and experience I have gained over previous years to help ensure the best outcomes for Fund members. I am a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Graduate of AICD. I have worked in financial services for 21 years, including 9½ years in the Catholic Education sector. The superannuation environment is constantly changing and I believe it is essential for members to become more engaged with their superannuation, particularly women.

Frank Dannaher

Archdiocese of Sydney

I look forward to continuing Fund improvements and maintaining Board stability in a period of rapid change in the superannuation environment. Personal attributes and experience include 20 years’ administering major government and corporate superannuation funds (investment, taxation, insurance, accounting, communications), plus an Alternate Director role in an education industry fund during 20 years as Head, Financial Management at Sydney CEO. A personal goal is to pursue making superannuation available to assist first home-owner purchases. An allocated pension member, I fully appreciate the concern of existing and pending retirees.

Dr Shane Glasson

Catholic Education Office of Western Australia
Archdiocese of Perth

I love helping people reach their potential and have done so for CEWA for three decades. During my career, I have served 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. Currently, I lead a statewide CEWA project to develop high-potential future leaders. I hold seven university degrees and am the recipient of multiple State and national awards. I bring my qualifications, experience and passion to the Board of Australian Catholic Superannuation to help our communities grow stronger, together.

Steven Quirk

Self-Employed Consultant
Diocese of Lismore

As Trustee Director of Australian Catholic Superannuation, my primary focus has been to improve financial returns for members and to support the Fund’s exceptional team. I am a Chartered Accountant with a Degree in Business and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning. My industry-related qualifications include a Trustee Certificate, RG146 Certificate and a Diploma in Superannuation. I have over 30 years’ experience across corporate private practice, executive management, investment (national/international) and specialist skills in strategy, aged care and retirement, and property investment and management. I am well qualified to deliver the results members require.

Steven Jeffery

Queensland Catholic Education Commission
Archdiocese of Brisbane

I am the Chief Financial Officer with the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and I have been in this role since 2011. My role has responsibilities across all Queensland Dioceses and Religious Institute schools. My statewide experience, with all Catholic schools, would allow me to bring a unique perspective to the Board. I have extensive experience in financial management, advocacy and government relations. Negotiating and managing the distribution and governance of over $1.7bn in school funding and capital funding each year are essential responsibilities of my role. I am married; we have two teenage boys; and we live in Sandgate, Brisbane.

William Walker

Archdiocese of Sydney

I recently retired as CEO and Chancellor for Wollongong Diocese after having worked for 37 years for Catholic Education in Sydney, most recently as Director of Financial Services. I have a Master of Accountancy and I am CPA Australia qualified. I have been a Trustee Director of Australian Catholic Superannuation since July 2015. I am a member of two other company Boards, including a Catholic college and a Catholic aged care facility as Chair. I am honoured to again serve the Fund’s members and I am committed to applying my knowledge and skills to growing members’ returns.

More information

Australian Catholic Superannuation's Trustee Board is equally made-up of Employer Representative Directors and Member Representative (member-elected) Directors. Find out more about all of the current directors on Our Trustee Board.

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