Our Staff

Our Staff

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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Samantha Sims

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Sam is SuperFriend's Executive Assistant to the CEO.

Sam’s role includes one on one support to Margo Lydon as well as broader administrative support to the SuperFriend team. Sam brings over 15 years’ experience as a senior executive administrator to the role. Prior to joining SuperFriend, Sam worked across a number of industry sectors including IT, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Hospitality. Sam has… 

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Dina Goebel

GM - Innovative Solutions

Dina is a growth strategist with a passion for data-led innovation which to translate great ideas into winning enterprises.

Having held several senior strategy and innovation roles with organisations including Swinburne University, Australian Unity and Bupa ANZ, Dina has experienced the ground-up build of a multimillion-dollar business division to the launch of a disruptive health technology solutions and delivery of operating model transformation. With a Masters of Enterprise from Melbourne Business School and further… 

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Anjul Khera

Digital Solutions Manager

Anjul is a digital specialist and works with organisations to conceptualise, build and deliver products and solutions that leverage digital capability as a strategic business driver.

Passionate about how digital capabilities can help organisations in this connected world; he loves to explore inspirational approaches in creating digital products and services with a focus on end customer. Having over a decade of experience and working across different industries and geographies has helped him hone his ability to look at a problem through… 

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Sandy MacLeod

General Manager – Insurance Solutions

Sandy is SuperFriend’s General Manager of Insurance Solutions.

After more than 15 years working across a number of roles within the financial services industry, Sandy joined the SuperFriend family in July 2019. In leading the Insurance Solutions team, Sandy will oversee SuperFriend’s relationships with our group insurance partners and is committed to ensuring that these workplaces are industry leaders with respect to mental… 

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Keir Paterson

GM – Superannuation & Workplace Solutions

Keir is SuperFriend’s General Manager of Superannuation and Workplace Solutions.

With more than 20 years’ experience in superannuation and financial advice, he is committed to super’s core promise to enable working people to lead thriving lives to, and through, retirement. Keir joined SuperFriend in July 2019 after 10 years at Mercer, where he held various senior roles in financial advice and member services, product and… 

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Pippa Rose

Superannuation Solutions Manager

Pippa has tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy and Work, Health and Safety, and has worked in workplace health and wellbeing for over 17 years.

Pippa is a qualified lead auditor and has worked as an advisor to insurers, brokers, and national employers. More recently, Pippa’s role as Workplace Subject Lead at Beyond Blue involved strategic oversight of the content development for Beyond Blue’s Workplace Program as well as management of the Police and Emergency Services and Small Business programmes.… 

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Emma Vibert

Head of Fund Partnerships & Growth

Emma is SuperFriend's Head of Fund Partnerships & Growth.

Emma began her working life in wholesale financial services and has since gone on to hold diverse and senior roles in both the for-profit and for-purpose sectors. Prior to joining SuperFriend, Emma was the Fundraising Manager at the Reach Foundation, which provides peer-led workshops for young people aiming to improve their mental health and wellbeing.… 

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Rob Costello

Fund Partnerships Manager

Rob is SuperFriend's Fund Partnerships Manager.

Rob is responsible for managing and overseeing the relationships for some of SuperFriend’s key Partners. Prior to joining SuperFriend, Rob has worked across a number of diverse roles within Financial Services and specifically within Group Life Insurance and superannuation with some of the largest providers. With past experience across claims, product and account management within… 

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Michelle Dowling

Retirement Solutions Manager

Michelle joins SuperFriend with 20 years of experience in the IT sector in training, channel management, marketing and organisational transformation.

With a passion for education and collaboration Michelle brings a commitment to genuine stakeholder engagement that deliver outcomes for clients. As the SuperFriend Retirement Solutions Manager, Michelle will work with workplaces and their employees developing programs to assist them with their life stage transitions, where planning is key to wellbeing.

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Sarah Hellwege

L&D Solutions – Super & Workplaces

Sarah is a registered Psychologist and Workplace Mental Health Consultant who has extensive experience working alongside business to build psychologically safe and healthy workplaces.

Sarah has consulted, coached, and facilitated across industry sectors including; Department Education and Training, Department of Health and Human Service, VicPol, Australian Federal Police, Australian Taxation Office, Border Force, Air Services, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Aust Post. Sarah acknowledges the important opportunity to deliver simple and easy to digest messages on psychological health to the… 

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Julia Ellershaw

Project Manager Wellbeing On Call

Julia is an Organisational Psychologist with a passion for employee wellbeing and using data driven evidence to improve employee outcomes.

Julia’s experience includes academic and market research, as well as projects related to improving employee engagement and wellbeing. Julia is responsible for managing a pilot program aiming to protect and promote the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian Contact Centre workers in the financial and insurance services industry by improving their intrinsic and extrinsic job… 

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Kate Lambert

Fund Partnerships & Growth Coordinator

Kate’s role involves supporting the delivery of mental health and wellbeing programs and initiatives.

Her day-to-day tasks involve communicating with SuperFriend service providers, partners and employers to organise program bookings and ensure the smooth delivery of programs to members and employers. Kate completed a Bachelor of Business from Monash University specialising in Human Resource Management. She comes to SuperFriend with a background in wealth management and financial services. Kate… 

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Robynne Tongue

Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance Project Manager

Robynne is responsible for project managing the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance (MHWA).

Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance Prior to this role, Robynne has worked across a number of diverse roles in mental health, including at headspace and within primary and secondary schools delivering wellbeing initiatives and community partnerships. With a wealth of experience from almost two decades working in organisational development and corporate wide HR projects in one… 

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Danielle Clarke

GM Impact, Communications & Insights

Danielle is SuperFriend's GM Impact, Communications & Insights, and is passionate about driving positive change in the industry she loves.

With more than two decades of experience, Danielle has held several senior marketing and communications roles with both profit-to-member and retail super funds, and in qualitative research. She thrives on translating complex information into content people can genuinely understand and enjoy, as well as harnessing the power of simple and effective design. Danielle loves and… 

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Renada Lee

Impact Manager

Renada is SuperFriend's Impact Manager.

Renada’s passion for data stems from her ongoing desire to solve problems and make a difference.  With nearly two decades of experience and a Master of Science (Applied Statistics), Renada thrives on translating data into stories and recommendations that make sense. Her professional background encompasses a broad range of industries including finance, technology, tourism, retail… 

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David Hunt

Impact Manager

David’s is excited to be in a role all about capturing and communicating SuperFriend’s impact.

He has over 15 years of experience across varied roles in public health, mental health and substance use. Prior to joining SuperFriend in January 2020 David led research mobilisation at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. He loves bringing together different types of knowledge and holds honours degrees in English Studies and Psychology and an MSc… 

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Claire Dellora

Digital Communications Manager

Claire is SuperFriend's Digital Communications Manager and finds creative ways to help leaders understand the value of a well workforce.

Claire was drawn to this role as she believes SuperFriend has the potential to dramatically reduce the impact of mental health issues through its extensive access to employers and focus on workers. The role is focused on creating engaging digital content to increase the knowledge of people leaders’ and ensuring they are applying mental health… 

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Megan Gerring

Communications Consultant

Megan is SuperFriend's Communications Consultant

Megan holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing from RMIT, and has a wealth of social media and event management experience. Megan’s role involves managing SuperFriend’s strong social media presence and other marketing and communications activities, as well as Victorian and Queensland-based events and support for strategic collaborations. Megan is a keen traveller, café… 

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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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Terry Coleing

Head of Finance & Infrastructure

Terry is SuperFriend's Head of Finance & Infrastructure, moving with his family to Australia from the UK a few years ago seeking a healthier work/life balance.

Terry has more than 20 years’ experience working in senior finance roles within the not-for-profit sector in local government, education, charities and health organisations. Qualified as an accountant with an internationally recognised ACCA qualification, Terry is responsible for all strategic and operational financial aspects and for driving SuperFriend’s financial performance in line with the organisation’s… 

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