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Cathy Yuncken

State Super appoints new board member

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The super fund has added an experienced financial services executive to its board.

State Super has announced the appointment of Cathy Yuncken to its board following an extensive search process.

Ms Yuncken has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the financial services industry, including corporate finance and investment banking roles at Bank of America and Barclays Capital.

She has also previously held senior leadership positions at GE Capital, Commonwealth Bank’s institutional bank and Westpac Group.


Commenting on the appointment, State Super chair Nicholas Johnson described Ms Yuncken as an outstanding financial services industry professional.

“I am excited for her to join us on the State Super board, and am confident that her proven skills, commitment to members and fresh perspective will be of great benefit to State Super during this highly challenging superannuation environment.”

Currently, Ms Yuncken is a non-executive director of Eclipx Group and a member of its audit and risk, and people, culture, remuneration and nominations committees.

She is also chairman of the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation and MD of commercial and financial advisory consultancy See Y. 

Her previous directorships have included chair of BT Private Nominees, executive director of the advisory boards of BankSA and Bank of Melbourne and non-executive director of Fitted for Work.

Ms Yuncken holds bachelor of laws and bachelor of commerce degrees from UNSW and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“I’m extremely pleased that Cathy has chosen to join us at State Super,” said StateSuper CEO John Livanas.

“Her depth of skills, knowledge and passion will be a valuable addition to the board and will no doubt support our management in guiding us through these complex market challenges.”

Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg is a journalist for Momentum Media's Investor Daily, nestegg and ifa. He enjoys writing about a wide variety of financial topics and issues and exploring the many implications they have on all aspects of life.