Managing Your Super

Managing Your Super

The Trustee of Media Super is Media Super Limited. The Board of Media Super Limited includes individuals nominated by the sponsors of Media Super to represent all members and employers. The Board appoints the Chairperson.

Member Representatives

Gerard Noonan (Chairperson)

 

Appointed 1/2/1991

 

Nominating Organisation

Media Entertainment and Arts Allinance (MEAA)

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Board member, AIST
  • President, ACSI
  • Director, The News Daily 
  • Editor, Australian Financial Review, 1988-1992
  • Chairperson of JUST Super, 1 February 1991 – 30 June 2008
  • Former Chairperson of JUST Super Investment Audit & Compliance Committee
  • Former President, AIST

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Latrobe University
  • Master of Arts, Sydney University
  • Graduate of Australian Institute Superannuation Trustees

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Benefit & Insurance Claims Committee
  • Remuneration & Nominations Committee
  • Investment Committee

Lorraine Cassin

Appointed 15/10/2009

 

Nominating Organisation

AMWU – Printing Division

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Federal Secretary, AMWU – Printing Division
  • Executive Member, ACTU
  • Member, Women on Boards
  • President, UNI Graphical & Packaging, APRO
  • Member, Pulp & Paper Industry Innovation Council
  • Chairperson, Printing Industry Working Group
  • Member, Book Industry Collaborative Council
  • Member, Innovation & Business Skills Australia – Printing & Graphic Arts Sector Advisory Committee
  • Future Print management committee member
  • National industry printing training committee director
  • UNI Graphical & Packaging Global Union -Vice President
  • Former Director, Amcor Super Fund

Qualifications

  • Graduate of Australian Institute Superannuation Trustees

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Remuneration & Nominations Committee
  • Investment Committee

Katrina Ford

Appointed

1/7/2008

20/8/2002 – 30/6/2008 (Print Super)

 

Nominating Organisation

AMWU – Printing Division

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • National Industrial Officer, AMWU – Printing Division
  • Member, Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association
  • Practicing Solicitor specialising in Industrial Employment Law
  • Panelist Member, Women on Boards

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts & Law, UTS
  • Graduate of Australian Institute Superannuation Trustees
  • Certificate – University of Sydney – Advocacy in the Commission

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Benefit & Insurance Claims Committee

Stuart Gordon

Appointed

1/7/2008

26/8/2004 to 30/6/2008 (Print Super)

 

Nominating Organisation

AMWU – Printing Division

 

Other roles and directorships

  • Representative, AMWU (South Australia)
  • Deputy, Construction Benefit Services (South Australia)

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Benefit & Insurance Claims Committee (Chair)

Chris Warren

Appointed

1/7/2008

6/6/1986 – 30/6/2008 (JUST Super)

 

Nominating Organisation

Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Former Federal Secretary, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)
  • Director of Super Chat Media Pty Ltd

 

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, AGSM
  • Certificate of Trustee Practice

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Investment Committee

Carmel Tebbutt

Independent Director

 

Appointed

10/12/2015

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Chief Executive Officer, Medical Deans ANZ
  • Honorary Associate, Graduate School of Government, The University of Sydney
  • Member – Good Shepherd Marrickville, Service and Growth Committee
  • Director – The Lysicrates Foundation (promoting the performing & visual arts)
  • Director, NSW Kids in Need Foundation
  • Member for the NSW Parliament 1988 – 2015
  • NSW Shadow Minister for Education & Training, March 2011 – December 2013
  • NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Health, September 2009 – March 2011
  • NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Climate Change & the Environment, Minister for Commerce, September 2008 – September 2009
  • Chair, Committee on Children & Young People, April 2007 – September 2008
  • NSW Minister for Education & Training, January 2005 – March 2007
  • NSW Minister for Community Services, Aging, Disability Services, July 2002- January 2005
  • NSW Minister for Juvenile Justice, Assisting the Premier on Youth, April 1999- March 2003

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate – Institute of Company Directors 2014
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney 1986

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Audit & Risk Committee

Employer Representatives

Philip Anderson

Appointed

1/7/2008

11/2/1997 – 30/6/2008 (Print Super)

 

Nominating Organisation

Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA)

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Director, Printing Industries Credits Ltd, 1994–2008
  • Chief Executive Officer, Printing Industries Association of Australia, 2005–2011
  • Director, Printing Industry Services Ltd, 1994–2000
  • Board Member, Australian Business Economists, 1984–1998
  • NSW Council Member, Economics Society of Australia, 1988–1992

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Investment Committee (Chair)
  • Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Dale Bridle

Appointed

1/7/2008

21/2/2008 – 30/6/2008 (JUST Super)

 

Nominating Organisation

Fairfax Media

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Chief Financial Officer, Fairfax New Zealand
  • Group Treasurer, Fairfax Media Limited, 1999–2012
  • Policy Committee Member, Fairfax Superannuation & Rural Press Superannuation Fund, 2001–2008

 

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Business
  • Graduate of Australian Institute Superannuation Trustees
  • Internal Auditor Course – Quality, International Quality Systems

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Remuneration & Nominations Committee (Chair)
  • Investment Committee

Susan Heaney

Appointed

1/9/2013

 

Nominating Organisation

Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA)

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Managing Director, Heaneys Performers in Print
  • Former National Vice President, PIAA
  • Member, Book Industry Collaborative Council
  • Queensland State Patron, Women in Print (WIP)
  • Director, Pacprint exhibition Board, 2012–2013
  • Inaugural Board President/Chair, PIAA, 2011-Dec 2013
  • Director, PrintEX11 exhibition Board, 2010-2011
  • Acting National President, PIAA, Sept-Dec 2010
  • National Vice President, PIAA, 2009-2010
  • Alternate Director, Media Super, 2007-Sept 2013
  • National Councillor, PIAA, 2006–2010
  • State President – Queensland, PIAA, 2006–2008
  • Regional Councillor – Queensland, PIAA, 2003–2010
  • Director, Hortsuper. Member, Investment, Governance & Benefits Committee. Member, Insurance Committee. 1999–2004

 

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Business
  • Graduate of Australian Institute Superannuation Trustees
  • Internal Auditor Course – Quality, International Quality Systems

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Audit & Risk Committee

Peter Halters

Appointed

1/7/2008

19/10/2000 – 30/6/2008 (Print Super)

 

Nominating Organisation

Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA)

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Director, McPherson Binding Pty Ltd

                       

Qualifications

  • Director, Sydney Binding
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Chartered Secretary
  • Graduate of Australian Institute Superannuation Trustees
  • Chartered Tax Advisor

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Audit & Risk Committee (Chair)

Matthew Deaner

Employer representative

 

Appointed

13/8/2015

 

Nominating Organisation

Screen Producers Australia

 

Other roles, directorships & experience

  • Chief Executive Officer, Screen Producers Australia
  • Manager Strategy & Research, Screen Australia, 2009–2012
  • Manager Legal, Policy and Industry Development, Australian Subscription Television & Radio Association, 2002–2009
  • Business Development Manager, IF Media, 2001–2002
  • Lawyer, Minter Ellison, 1999–2001

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Adelaide University / McGill University Canada
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Adelaide University
  • Bachelor of Economics, Adelaide University

 

Media Super Board Committee Membership

  • Audit & Risk Committee

Director Information

Directors’ attendance at Board and Committee meetings

The number of meetings held in the period and the number of meetings attended by each Director is set out below. Seven Board meetings were held during the year.

In addition, Directors have responsibility for attending nominated committee meetings. Individual membership of a committee is denoted through applicable attendance (depending on when a Director was appointed to the Board or joined a committee).

 

Director remuneration

The Directors of Media Super are remunerated for the work they do as Directors, although in some cases the payment is made to the nominating sponsoring organisation in compensation for the time and costs associated with the involvement by the Director in the management of the Fund.

Directors receive a base rate of $42,039 (including super if it is paid to the individual) per year ($75,670 including super for the Chair). An additional 10 per cent of the base rate is paid to Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Committee chairs.

 

* Total actual payments for 2016–17, including tax and super guarantee. Amounts may vary due to timing.

Executive Team

Graeme Russell

Chief Executive Officer

 

Appointed March 2013

 

Career overview

  • CEO, First Super
  • Chief of Staff, Minister for Public Transport and the Arts (VIC)
  • Deputy CEO, Melbourne Enterprises International Ltd
  • Finance Director, Communication Industries Pty Ltd
  • CFO, STA Travel (Worldwide)
  • Director, Just Super

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business, RMIT
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (Financial Planning)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Michael Rooney

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

 

Appointed January 2003

 

Career overview

  • General Manager Finance & Compliance, Media Super
  • General Manager Operations, Print Super
  • Product Manager, ANZ
  • Superannuation Manager, AM Corporation

 

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Financial Planning (Superannuation)
  • RG146

Erick Cordero

General Manager, Growth

 

Appointed August 2014

 

Career overview

  • Business Development & Strategic Corporate Relationships, REST
  • Senior National Strategy & Sales Manager, Corporate Superannuation, ING
  • National Operations & Customer Service Manager, ING
  • Senior Transition Manager, Corporate Superannuation, ING

 

Qualifications

  • MBA Executive (AGSM)
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment (SIA)
  • Fellow of FINSIA
  • Associate of ASFA

Jennifer McSpadden

General Manager, Engagement

 

Appointed June 2017

 

Career overview

  • Digital Producer, SuperEd
  • Head of Customer Management, Mine Wealth + Wellbeing
  • Communications & Marketing Manager, REST Industry Super

 

Qualifications

  • Masters in Organisational Change (in Progress) Melbourne Business School
  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Communications, University of Canberra

Executive Information

Executive & management salaries

The Total Remuneration Packages* effective 30 June 2017 of Executives employed by Media Super are as follows:

* Total Remuneration Package includes salary, superannuation, motor vehicle lease or allowance selected at the discretion of the executive.
Employment with Media Super ceased November 2016 and remuneration reported is for the period worked. In addition to the remuneration shown above, a termination payment of $39,862.95 was made.
^ Employment with Media Super commenced June 2017 and remuneration reported is for the period worked.