Our Program Committee

SuperFriend’s Program Committee is Chaired by Teifi Whatley, Executive General Manager, Customer & Technology at Sunsuper and assists SuperFriend and the Board of Directors through monitoring the implementation and impact of SuperFriend’s solutions, advocacy and insight work.


Our Program Committee

Teifi Whatley

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

Teifi Whatley is a Director of SuperFriend's Board and the Chair of SuperFriend's Program Committee, of which she has been a member for many years.

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… 

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Geoff Brooks

Committee Member, SuperFriend Program Committee; Executive Officer, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Equip

Geoff is a communications and marketing specialist with experience across a broad range of industry sectors. Having started his career as a journalist on Brisbane’s The Courier-Mail, he moved into public relations and corporate affairs with Ford Australia in the early 1980s. He then went on to head communications and public relations for leading Australian… 

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Jenny Oliver

Committee Member, SuperFriend Program Committee; General Manager, Group Insurance, TAL

SuperFriend Program Committee Member

Jenny has been with TAL for more than 15 years. With a strong background founded in finance, her experience includes roles such as Head of Finance and GM of Commercial, and responsibility for the strategic, operational and commercial outcomes of the business. She remains at TAL after all these years because of her passion for… 

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Joanne Warner

Committee Member, SuperFriend Program Committee

Joanne is a Human Resource professional with over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG, consumer electronics, retail, manufacturing and government sectors. Her work in Human Resources has provided her with firsthand experience of how mental health issues touch people in their daily lives.

Joanne joined the SuperFriend Program Committee in 2011, amazed by the scope of the Initiative’s work. She believes it will contribute not only in the lives of those affected by mental illness and their carers but also the professional services around them. We are proud to have Joanne on our Program Committee.

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Mark Davis

Committee Member, SuperFriend Program Committee; Principle, Mark Davis Consulting

Mark is the principal of Mark Davis Consulting working with organisations around their risk, governance and quality programs.

He has over twenty years of senior management experience in a variety of industries, including responsibility for return to work programs and emergency responses such as establishing EAP services for staff.  Mark has a lived experience with suicide after his partner died by suicide and his own personal journey.  Mark believes his experiences can help… 

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Dr Laura Kirby

Committee Member, SuperFriend Program 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… 

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Harry Lovelock

Committee Member, SuperFriend Program 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… 

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Mark Lyons

Committee Member, SuperFriend Program 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 Program 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… 

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