SuperFriend’s Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) assists the Board in its oversight of the innovation activities of SuperFriend. The EAC acts as an advisory and consultative committee to the Board and Management.
Chair, SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee; Director, SuperFriend Board
Niki Ellis is an occupational and public health physician. She has an unusual mix of skills having spent the 80s working on policy for governments – the Tasmanian Department of Health and the former WorkSafe Australia; the 90s in the private sector building up a consultancy business which she then took into PricewaterhouseCoopers; and the…Read more
Committee Member, SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee; Head of Mental Health & Wellness, Insurance, Zurich & OnePath
Maria has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has tertiary qualification in marketing, law and econometrics. Having previously held roles in law, Maria started her career fifteen years ago in risk and compliance at OnePath. Maria’s was also the Client Solutions Manager for OnePath’s group insurance business. In this role,…Read more
Committee Member, SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee; Executive Manager, Distribution, LUCRF Super
Chris joined LUCRF Super in November 2018 as Executive Manager, Distribution with strategic responsibility for the Contact Centre, Advice & Education and Business Development teams.
She works with her teams’ leaders to drive continuous improvement in engaging with members to provide access to the support they require to gain financial dignity now and in retirement. Chris has also been an active contributor to Community Health for many years and feels strongly about creating healthy and positive environments for people and…Read more
Committee Member, SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee
Dr Laura Kirby is an Organisational Psychologist with over a decade of experience in workplace mental health and wellbeing.
As the former Chief Executive of CommuniCorp, Laura has partnered with SuperFriend for many years to help develop and deliver Mental Health & Wellbeing Training and is both passionate and a strong advocate for the positive impact that workplaces can have on mental health. Laura continues to independently consult with a wide range of organisations…Read more
Committee Member, SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee; Director, Policy and Projects, Mental Health Australia
Harry Lovelock is Director of Policy and Projects at Mental Health Australia.
He has been working in leadership roles in the mental health sector for over 20 years including state government and professional associations for psychiatry and psychology. He led the establishment of the Mental Health Professions’ Association and Mental Health Professions Network on which he was a Board member and Chaired the Evaluation Committee. He has…Read more
Committee Member, SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee; Executive Manager Corporate Services, CareSuper
Mark’s philosophy at CareSuper is: ‘a positive internal culture helps us build momentum, and in turn, create growth for members.’ It is for this reason that he was compelled to join the SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee.
Mark develops and implements CareSuper’s operational strategy across its people and culture, business intelligence, corporate finance and technology departments. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions supporting health and wellbeing and over 30 years’ experience working in financial services and other highly regulated industries. Before joining CareSuper in 2017, he held senior…Read more
Committee Member, SuperFriend Expert Advisory Committee; General Manager, Shared Value Partnerships, AIA Australia
Margo Lydon is the Chief Executive Officer of SuperFriend – Industry Funds’ Mental Health Initiative. SuperFriend delivers targeted solutions, advocacy and insights to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all profit-to-member super funds, insurers and their members. Margo’s work forms a robust and critical bridge between the mental health, superannuation and life insurance industries.
SuperFriend is proud to acknowledge the leadership and direction of our Board of Directors. The Board is chaired by Cbus Super CEO, David Atkin, and is mostly comprised of senior executives from SuperFriend’s Partner Funds, together with Independent Directors. The Board meets four times a year and is responsible for the oversight of the strategic direction, governance, risk, finance and SuperFriend’s long-term sustainability.
SuperFriend advocates for, equips and empowers profit-to-member superannuation funds and insurers to achieve mentally healthy workplaces for their staff and members. Can you imagine an Australia where all workplaces are mentally healthy? That’s our vision. Pure and simple.