Trustee Board

Equip and Catholic Super, two top-10, profit-for-member superannuation funds have joined forces as a joint venture entity. Governed by a new, skills-based board of 12 directors, the $26 billion venture will manage funds for 150,000 members. Five former CSF directors will serve under Togethr Pty Ltd, the trustee of both Catholic Super and Equip.

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Andrew Fairley AM, LLB, FAICD

Chair of the Board / Independent Director

Andrew is the founding chair of Togethr, having served as Equip Chair for more than a decade. He has a long and distinguished association with the Australian Superannuation Industry. He commenced practice as a superannuation lawyer in 1980 and founded Australia’s first specialist superannuation law firm, IFS Fairley in 1993. He formed the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Committee in 1986 and remained its Chair for 10 years. He practices as a consultant to Hall & Wilcox lawyers in Melbourne. With a passion for the Australian tourism sector and nature-based tourism in particular, Andrew was Deputy Chairman of Tourism Australia until June 2017. Keenly involved in the philanthropic sector he is Chair of the Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. Andrew is Deputy Chair of the Mornington Peninsula Foundation and the Greater Shepparton Foundation.

Andrew Fairley

Danny Casey, Deputy Board Chair, BComm, M. Econ., CPA

Deputy Chair of the Board / Independent Director

Danny joins the Togethr Board as the founding Deputy Chair with the merger of CSF and Equip. Prior to this role Danny was the CSF Board Chair for two years. Danny has extensive experience as a senior executive and management consultant with private and public sector organisations, as well as not for profits, in Australia and overseas. He has served on many boards and committees, including the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Sydney, the Board of the University of Notre Dame Australia, the Catholic Cemeteries Board and the Catholic Development Fund. Danny’s professional career includes senior executive roles with Energy Australia, Ernst & Young, Lend Lease as well as leadership of a commercial law firm. As a management consultant and advisor, he has assisted businesses and not-for-profit organisations on strategy and governance. Danny is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW and a Master of Economics from Macquarie University.

Danny Casey
Penny Davy-Whyte

Penny Davy-Whyte

Independent Director, BA (Marketing & Communication), GAIST

Penny brings a focus on digital marketing strategy to the board. She has previously held a number of senior management positions, including her most recent role leading the Australian Federal Government’s media communications agency. Penny brings a breadth of expertise across traditional and digital communication and a thorough understanding of evolving technologies to the Fund.

Justine Hickey

Justine Hickey

Independent Director, BComm, FFin, GAICD

Justine is a professional non-executive director with over 24 years in investments, superannuation and corporate governance.  She chairs the board of fund manager, DNR Capital and is a director of Hastings Management.  Previously she was a director of the GPT Metro Office Fund, Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, Flagship Investments Ltd and an expert member of Sunsuper’s Investment Committee. Justine takes an active interest in the not for profit sector and is a director of RSPCA QLD and chair of YET Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and an Associate of the CFA Institute. She is also a member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA).

Member Directors

Jan Dekker

Jan Dekker

BSc, Masters of Law (Environmental), Grad Cert Applied Finance and Investment, GAICD

Jan is an experienced director and CEO, with over 16 years of board level experience in the funds management and commercial sectors. As founder and managing director of Cleantech Ventures, Jan successfully raised and managed two venture capital funds - the Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies Fund and the Cleantech Australia Fund. Previously he held various executive roles with the NSW Government. Jan has a master’s degree in law (environmental) from Sydney University, a BSc and post graduate diploma of Environmental Studies (Macquarie University) as well as post graduate qualifications in financial management from FINSIA. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). 

Peter Haysey

Peter Haysey

BA (Economics), Dip. Ed., M.Ed. Admin, ASFA AIF

Peter has a long history in teaching and has extensive experience in various senior roles in the superannuation industry. He has served as a director for CSF, the National Catholic Superannuation Fund and as Director/Secretary of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Superannuation Fund.

Debra James

Debra James

DIPT, GradDip RE

Deb has an extensive education background, has served in the union movement for more than 25 years and is currently the General Secretary of the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania (IEU). After starting her working life as a teacher in Catholic primary schools in Melbourne, Deb commenced her union career representing teachers, principals and support staff in catholic and independent schools. This has culminated in a long career with the IEU. Deb was the first woman to occupy the role of General Secretary of the Victorian Tasmanian IEU branch representing the professional and industrial interests of over 20,000 members. She is a member of the Federal Council and Deputy President of the IEU Australia with 76,000 members nationwide. Deb also holds other director positions on the Teacher Learning Network and the Federation of Education Unions.

Lisbeth Rasmussen

Lisbeth Rasmussen

MSc (Development Studies), GAICD

Lisbeth Rasmussen has a deep and comprehensive understanding of investment strategy and risk mitigation. She has over 30 years’ experience managing superannuation member funds, has previously overseen $42 billion in assets, and has worked closely with the SAS Trustee Corporation Board, which is the board responsible for State Super.

Employer Directors

Mark Cerche

Mark Cerche

B. Juris LLB (Hons)

Mark has more than 35 years’ experience in superannuation, estate planning and administration, elder law, funds management, corporate and securities law. He retired as a partner of Allens after 36 years and continues in practice as a sole practitioner. Mark is Chairman of the Corporate Superannuation Association and a Member of the Law Council of Australia's Superannuation Committee. He holds a B. Juris LLB (Hons) from Monash, a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.

Michael Clinch

Michael Clinch

Grad Dip Employee and Industrial Relations, GAICD

Michael is a successful human resource professional with hands on experience in developing and implementing human resource strategies. He has worked within the maritime, fire services and Victorian electricity industries, working at both strategic and operational levels. With previous experience as a trustee director in the profit-for-member superannuation sector, Michael oversaw the merger of the Seafarers Retirement Fund and the Stevedoring Employees Retirement Fund to form what is now Maritime Super.

Carolyn Harkin

Carolyn Harkin

BComm, FCPA, GAIST

Carolyn previously served as a CSF director for five years. She brings extensive experience in strategic financial management, reporting and accountability and governance within the Catholic education sector having previously worked to support schools in the Diocese of Sandhurst for 20 years. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Super Trustees (GAIST).

Simone Thompson

Simone Thompson

BA/LLB, FAFSA, FGIA

Simone brings to the Togethr Board extensive experience in governance, risk management and compliance. She is Managing Director of ST Consult Pty Ltd, a boutique consultancy specialising in providing tailored and pragmatic governance, compliance, risk management advice and services to APRA and ASIC regulated entities.

Executive team

Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron

Chief Executive Officer, Equipsuper and Catholic Super, BCom, CA ANZ

Scott Cameron was appointed Chief Executive Officer to head both Equipsuper and Catholic Super in September 2019. The two organisations are joining forces to create one of Australia’s largest profit-for-member superannuation funds in market. The joint venture company begins operating in late October 2019. It will be the first time that two Australian superannuation funds have concurrently had the same CEO. 

An experienced CEO and CFO, Scott brings to both funds a record of blending cultures, integrating organisations and introducing innovative technology.

Scott has worked across global corporate, financial services and advisory environments with a track record of expanding a highly complex ASX listed entity. Most recently Scott served as CEO for Computershare’s Australia and New Zealand region, bringing market leading services to corporate clients in multiple markets and countries. He was also a member of Computershare’s global leadership team, co-head of Global Diversity and a director of several companies. Scott was Computershare’s Chief Financial Officer for the Asia-Pacific region. During his time as CFO and then CEO, Computershare completed a number of acquisitions and integrations. Prior to Computershare Scott was a Partner at Ernst & Young (EY).

Anna Shelley

Anna Shelley

Chief Investment Officer, Equipsuper and Catholic Super, BA, Arts & Science (Hons), GradDipAppFin

In May 2019 Equipsuper and Catholic Super announced plans to join forces to create one of Australia’s largest profit-for-member superannuation funds. Anna Shelley was appointed as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to manage the $26 billion joint venture’s assets on 23 September 2019. Prior to this current role, Anna was CIO for CSF Pty Ltd, comprising Catholic Super and MyLife MyMoney superannuation trust fund.

With deep market experience extending beyond managing assets and implementing multiple investment strategies, Anna also brings expertise in governance, business strategy and product development to her CIO role. As General Manager (Product and Strategy) at Perpetual, with assets totalling $30 billion, Anna rebuilt and restructured the investment manager’s product team, led the development of a new global equity capability and launched its first listed investment company (raising $250 million).

Anna also worked at MLC Investment Management where she was responsible for developing NAB’s MySuper strategy. She began her career at JANA Investment Advisers, as a Principal Investment Consultant, Head of Australasian Equities Research and Deputy Head of Consulting. Anna is a finalist for the Investment Professional of the Year in the 2019 Women in Financial Services Awards. In a move to promote the inclusion of leading women in commentary about the financial sector, Anna was recently selected to participate in Bloomberg’s New Voices initiative. Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts/Science (honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.