Our Board

SuperFriend is proud to acknowledge the leadership and direction of our Board of Directors.

The Board is chaired by Cbus CEO, David Atkin. The Board of Directors are senior representatives from SuperFriend’s Partner Funds, together with Independent Directors. There are currently eight Directors on the SuperFriend Board. The Board meets at least four times a year and is responsible for oversight of the strategic direction, governance, risk, finance and long-term sustainability of the organisation.

Our Board

David Atkin

Chair, SuperFriend Board; Chief Executive Officer, Cbus

David is the CEO for Cbus, the national industry fund for more than 777,987 building and construction workers Australia-wide, with AUD $46.7 billion funds under management.

David was formerly the CEO for Emergency Services and State Super and also the CEO for JUST Super, the industry fund for the media and entertainment industries. He was also employed as the National Marketing and Communications Manager for STA Super. David was the Australian asset owner representative on the PRI Board (Principles of Responsible… 

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Teifi Whatley

Deputy Chair, SuperFriend Board; Executive General Manager, Customer & Technology, Sunsuper

Teifi is Executive General Manager, Customer & Technology at Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation businesses. She has had an extensive career in the wealth management industry with more than 15 years’ experience in executive management roles.

In her current role, she is responsible for positioning Sunsuper at the forefront of the industry, charged with providing strategic direction for the design and delivery of leading product and service experiences for members, employers and advisers through digital and technology capability. Prior to joining Sunsuper, Teifi had an extensive career in the broader financial… 

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Paul Schroder

Director, SuperFriend Board; Chief Risk Officer, AustralianSuper

At AustralianSuper, Paul is responsible for understanding and meeting member needs, delivering value and building confidence.

He leads a team of reputation, product, research, engagement, marketing, public policy and external relations professionals. He was previously the National Secretary of the Finance Sector Union of Australia. Paul played an active role in the transfer of Finsuper, Westscheme, AGEST and IBM Super into AustralianSuper, and has served as a member-elected and employer-appointed trustee… 

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Vicki Doyle

Director, SuperFriend Board; CEO, REST

Vicki joined Rest as CEO in May 2018, bringing more than 17 years’ senior executive leadership experience in superannuation, insurance, wealth management and banking. Vicki’s experience includes executive leadership roles at some of Australia’s largest financial services organisations. She has an extensive background in distribution, strategic marketing, digital, fund operations and contact centres, customer strategy… 

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Megan Bonny

Director, SuperFriend Board

Megan Bonny is an Independent Director on SuperFriend's Board. She has more than 20 years’ experience in managing communications and stakeholder relations at senior executive levels in government, including in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Treasury and in ministerial advisory roles.

Megan brings hands on experience in media relations and an extensive network as a former broadcast journalist, and has worked in collaboration with boards, peak bodies, not-for-profits and governments on strategic and digital communications, stakeholder engagement and change management to support policy, corporate and business agendas. In addition to her stakeholder relations expertise, Megan is… 

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Sarah Guthleben

Director, SuperFriend Board; Executive Officer, Capability & Enablement, Equipsuper

Sarah Guthleben has over 19 years’ experience in human resources and organisational change management and brings valuable insights from a wide range of diverse industry sectors, including manufacturing and financial services.

Sarah’s role extends beyond the traditional human resource spectrum and includes partnering with executive teams to identify and implement strategies for the attraction, retention and development of diverse workforces is environments that promote organisational wellbeing. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction) from RMIT and a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Human Studies from… 

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Mitch Wallis

Director, SuperFriend Board; Founder - Heart on My Sleeve Movement

Mitch Wallis is an emerging leader in the Millennial generation with a lifelong mission to empower others to overcome suffering and reimagine the healing power of the mind through the power of authenticity.

After 7 years of MICROSOFT living the “dream” life in his mid-20’s, Mitch’s lifelong battle with mental health became too much and he broke down completely, leaving him unable to continue his life as he knew it. On the 30th May 2017, Mitch released a video of his story, in the hope that someone out… 

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Professor Niki Ellis

Director, SuperFriend Board

Niki is an occupational and public health physician. Her career has spanned policy development in government, consultancy in the private sector and more recently academia.

She worked in both the Tasmanian Department of Health and the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, where she developed her long-standing professional interest in workplace mental health, before establishing a consultancy business, which she subsequently moved into PricewaterhouseCoopers. Working for the University of Queensland and then Monash University, she was the Foundation CEO and… 

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Margo Lydon

Chief Executive Officer

Margo Lydon is the Chief Executive Officer of SuperFriend – Industry Funds’ Mental Health Initiative.

SuperFriend is a workplace mental health and wellbeing organisation advocating for, equipping and empowering profit-to-member superannuation funds and insurers to achieve mentally healthy workplaces for their staff, employers and members. Actively supported by the Partner Group Insurers and Superannuation Funds, Margo’s work intersects with the Mental Health, Superannuation and Life Insurance Industries. Margo has more… 

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Glenn Cassidy

GM - People, Technology & Enablement and Company Secretary

Glenn joins SuperFriend after 13 years at World Vision where he led an international team of 30.

As an Executive Leader with strong general management, financial, technology and digital expertise, Glenn has a comprehensive knowledge of strategic and operational transformation across multiple countries in APAC, Europe and the Americas. Glenn has led multiple IT functions with a focus on customer service and business value creation in both for profit and for-purpose industries. Glenn is a… 

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