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 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. Margo has 18 years’ experience in mental health. She also has an extensive background leadership,… 

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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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Emma Vibert (formerly Emma Warren-Smith)

Head of Partner Relationships

Emma is SuperFriend's Head of Partner Relationships.

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

Partner Relationship Manager

Rob is SuperFriend's Partner 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 Programs & Initiatives

Kristina is SuperFriend's Head of Programs & Initiatives.

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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John Capon

Program Manager, Mental Health & Wellbeing Training

John is SuperFriend's Program Manager, Mental Health & Wellbeing Training.

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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Erin Farmer

Program Manager (parental leave)

In her role as Program Manager, Erin manages the development and delivery of SuperFriend projects and programs, ranging from Financial Services Training to digital apps and workplace programs. 

Since completing her degree in Psychology, Erin has spent the last 7 years developing and delivering policies and programs that aim to improve mental health outcomes in Australia and Internationally. With complementary qualifications in fitness, policy and project management, Erin applies an integrated and holistic approach to meet the needs of fund members, employers and supporting stakeholders.

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Tom Notley

Program Manager, Financial Services

Tom is SuperFriend's Program Manager, Financial Services.

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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Julia Ellershaw

WorkWell Project Manager

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

Program Manager, Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing

Danielle is SuperFriend's Program Manager, Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing.

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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Eliza Smith

Program Coordinator

Eliza is SuperFriend's Program Coordinator.

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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Kate Lambert

Program Support Coordinator, Programs and Initiatives

Kate’s role involves supporting the Programs and Initiatives team in 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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Danielle Clarke

Head of Marketing & Communications

Danielle is SuperFriend's Head of Marketing & Communications, 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

Evaluation & Impact Manager

Jamie is SuperFriend's Evaluation and Impact Manager.

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

Evaluation & Impact Manager

Renada is SuperFriend's Evaluation and 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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Claire Dellora

Digital Communications Specialist

Claire is SuperFriend's Digital Communications Specialist 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 Assistant

Megan is SuperFriend's Communications Assistant.

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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Terry Coleing

Head of Finance

Terry is SuperFriend's Head of Finance, 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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Michelle Klaric

Financial Accountant

Michelle is SuperFriend's Financial Accountant, and has experience in finance and commercial roles across the airline, property and transport sectors.

In her busy role, Michelle maintains accurate financial records for financial and management reporting relating to SuperFriend’s activities. As well as supporting the SuperFriend team with a broad range of financial matters, Michelle also assists with governance, compliance and administration activities. A dedicated mum, spending time with her family is a priority for any spare… 

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