Our Staff

Our Staff

Margo Lydon

Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary

Margo Lydon is the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary 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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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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Tom Notley

Insurance Solutions Manager

Tom is SuperFriend's Insurance Solutions Manager

Tom has over 11 years’ experience of clinical treatment and Occupational Rehabilitation within the Insurance and Finance sectors in both the UK and Australia. Tom specialises in the development and delivery of innovative early intervention, claims management and rehabilitation services for the Life Insurance industry. Tom leads the development of programs developed specifically for the… 

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John Capon

Training Solutions Manager

John is SuperFriend's Training Solutions Manager.

In his role, John is responsible for managing the development and delivery of training that supports workplaces to promote mental health and wellbeing, and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. With a Masters in Applied Psychology, he brings over 13 years’ experience in organisation development and workplace mental health across a variety of industries… 

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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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Emma Vibert

Head of Fund Partnerships

Emma is SuperFriend's Head of Fund Partnerships.

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 Relationship Manager

Rob is SuperFriend's Fund Relationship 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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Kristina Basile

Head of Policy & Strategic Alliances

Kristina is SuperFriend's Head of Policy & Strategic Alliances.

Kristina oversees the design and delivery of SuperFriend’s evidence-informed solutions (programs, training and resources). Kristina has a public health background and has worked in the education, community health and state government sectors. In these roles she has developed extensive experience in health promotion program planning, policy development and delivering state-wide programs targeting chronic disease prevention… 

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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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Danielle Raven

Workplace Solutions Manager

Danielle is SuperFriend's Workplace Solutions Manager

Danielle brings SuperFriend a passion for creating and supporting thriving workplaces through a focus on culture and wellbeing developed through over 10 years’ experience as a learning and organisational development practitioner in the finance sector. Through her role as Program Manager, Danielle supports workplaces and their employees to flourish using the latest evidence in workplace… 

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Helena Andrews

Positive Psychology Solutions Manager

Helena Andrews is the Positive Psychology Solutions Manager at SuperFriend

Helena believes that positive wellbeing solutions should be based in good evidence as well as being easy to understand and implement in workplaces. She has recently completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne. Outside of work, Helena loves to travel and enjoys getting out in nature. She is currently training… 

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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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Kate Lambert

Solutions Support 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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Eliza Smith

Workplace Solutions Project Manager

Eliza is SuperFriend's Workplace Solutions Project Manager

Eliza’s role involves supporting the Programs and Initiatives Team in the development and implementation of SuperFriend’s solutions (programs, training and resources). Managing the day-to-day administration of program delivery activities, Eliza works with SuperFriend service providers, partners and employers to coordinate the delivery of programs and initiatives to members and employees. Whilst completing her tertiary qualifications… 

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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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Jamie Swann

Impact Manager - Super & Workplaces

Jamie is SuperFriend's Impact Manager - Super & Workplaces

Jamie’s role involves providing evidence-based insights and evaluation in support of SuperFriend’s workplace mental health solutions and partnerships. Jamie commenced his career as a research psychologist with a focus on mental health screening and personal selection systems. He has since managed a variety of research and evaluation projects in areas such as workplace safety and… 

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Renada Lee

Impact Manager - Insurance

Renada is SuperFriend's Impact Manager - Insurance

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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Tambelin Boykin

Partner Communications Manager

Tambelin is responsible for developing a program of communications that increase the strength and impact of SuperFriend’s partner relationships.

Prior to joining SuperFriend, Tambelin worked for Social Ventures Australia, managing their brand communications including SVA’s website and social media platforms, media relations, thought leadership and cornerstone collateral. Prior to this Tambelin spent several years in research and communications roles with international and boutique communications agencies, and with political offices in Australia and the United… 

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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

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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