Catholic Super CEO

CEO: Frank Pegan

Prior to becoming the Catholic Super CEO in 2001, Frank was the Chair of Finance with the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Registered Tax Agent (RTA). Frank holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration.

Catholic Super board

The Trustee Board’s directors are ultimately responsible for administering the Fund in accordance with the law and the Trust Deed. Members and employers are equally represented. 

The term of office for directors is four years. Elections are decided on a first-past-the-post basis, (the nominee who receives the most votes will be elected). The Board members elect the Chair. 

Catholic Super is governed by a Corporate Trustee, CSF Pty Limited (ABN 30 006 169 286) (AFSL 246664).

Board Chair: Danny Casey

Danny has been appointed by the Board as an employer-representative director. Danny has extensive experience as a senior executive and management consultant having worked in and advised private and public sector organisations, as well as not for profits, in Australia and overseas.

Danny’s professional career includes senior executive roles with Energy Australia, Ernst & Young, Lend Lease as well as leadership of a commercial law firm. Danny was appointed as the Business Manager of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney in 2003. In 2008, Danny was the senior executive (COO) responsible for the planning and delivery of World Youth Day in Sydney - a major international event that involved over 130 nations and more international visitors than attended the Sydney Olympics. Over 500,000 people gathered at each of the major events which were broadcast to an estimated worldwide audience of in excess of 1.4 billion.

Danny is well experienced in corporate governance and 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, various Boards of Church owned entities, including the Catholic Cemeteries Board and the Catholic Development Fund.

In 2014, Danny was invited to assist the Vatican where he established new processes based on international standards and best practice. Since then, he has worked as a management consultant and advisor, assisting various businesses and not-for-profit organisations on strategy and governance. Danny is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW, and a Master of Economics from Macquarie University.

Member representatives

Debra James

Debra James

Deb has been a CSF Director since 2004 and has an extensive background in education has had 27 years in the union movement and is currently the General Secretary of the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania. 

Gregory Quinn

Gregory Quinn

Greg has a long history in teaching and extensive experience in the superannuation industry, including 8 years as a CSF Director and previously served 22 years as a Director of the National Catholic Superannuation Fund. Greg is currently the Assistant Dean of Learning, Ambrose Treacy College, Indooroopilly, Queensland.

John Connors

John Connors

John has been a CSF Director since 2008. He has a long history in teaching, holding various leadership positions throughout his career, including Principal, Religious Education Coordinator and Gender Equity Officer. He is currently the Principal at Resurrection Catholic Primary School, Kings Park, Victoria and is also President of the Principals’ Council, Victorian Independent Education Union.

Peter Haysey

Peter Haysey (Deputy Board Chair)

Peter has a long history in teaching and has extensive experience in various senior roles in the superannuation industry. He has been a CSF Director for 8 years and previously served 2 years as a Director of the National Catholic Superannuation Fund. He also served for many years as Director/Secretary of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Superannuation Fund.

Sheree Press

Sheree Press

Sheree has been a CSF Director since 2017, bringing extensive experience in Human Resources and Management. She has worked in roles such as Company Secretary and Human Resources Manager.

Employer representatives

Danny Casey

Board Chair: Danny Casey

See above for full bio.

Carolyn Harkin

Carolyn Harkin

Carolyn has been a CSF Director since 2014. She has extensive experience in administration, finance and resourcing, including providing strategic advice in relation to budget allocations, planning and reporting .

Chris Harkin

Chris Harkin

Chris has been a CSF Director since 2013. He has a strong history of Board and School Finance Committee Memberships and brings experience from his time in consulting roles such as Strategic Financial Planner, Management Consultant and Director of Finance.  

Marcia Clohesy

Marcia Clohesy

Marcia has been a CSF Director since 2003. She previously worked at the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne for a period of 20 years in the areas of finance, administration and human resources.  Marcia’s previous experience also includes 25 years as a Credit Union Director.

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Paul has been a CSF Director since 2012. He has a wide range of professional skills, including Human Resource Management, Organisational Development, Senior Management and Leadership. Paul brings experience in aged care, retirement living and rehabilitation. He is currently Principal Advisor - Retirement Living and Seniors Housing at Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)