UniSuper restructures leadership

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UniSuper has made a number of changes to its leadership team, including three newly created roles, which the firm said has been part of a review of its organisational structure.

Anna Leibel

Tim Anderson, executive manager – marketing & product and Nick Drohan, executive manager – program management, will also be departing the fund in May.

Anna Leibel, who has been leading UniSuper's technology division since March 2017, has been appointed to the new position of chief technology & delivery officer.


Her role will be bringing together an end-to-end back office function incorporating technology, program management and fund operations.

Two other roles have been created: chief commercial officer, responsible for fund strategy, product and marketing and chief operating officer, overlooking risk and governance, legal and finance.

UniSuper is currently recruiting for these posts.

The firm said it has taken on the changes in response to the changing competitive landscape and regulatory environment.

“Given the abundance of change occurring within both the super and the higher education sectors, our new structure will better enable UniSuper to deliver the best possible retirement outcomes for our members,” Kevin O’Sullivan, chief executive, UniSuper said.

“Our members’ best interests are at the heart of everything we do and this has been the key driver for making these changes.”

Chief investment officer John Pearce remains in his role, as do Julie Watkins (people), Jack McCartney (advice) and Lee Scales (chief customer officer).

The new structure becomes effective in May.

Mr O’Sullivan added that the departing executive managers had made significant contributions to the fund.

“I am enormously grateful for Tim’s work over the last eight years building our strong brand, award-winning product suite and digital strategy,” he said.

“And Nick has been instrumental in transforming the way we govern and manage our busy and complex project pipeline.

“I wish Tim and Nick all the best for the future and thank them for their significant support and contribution to our success.”


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Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins is a journalist at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth. 

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked in trade media and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio. 

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