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NGS Super creates deputy CEO role, appoints CRO

By Jessica Penny
2 minute read

The industry super fund has undergone an executive restructure.

NGS Super has expanded its executive leadership team with current chief strategy officer (CSO) Ben Facer being elevated to the newly created role of deputy chief executive officer.

The super fund also confirmed that risk and compliance professional Phillipa Minney has joined as chief risk officer and head of corporate services, including people and culture.

Mr Facer first joined NGS in 2017 and was appointed to the executive team in August of that year. Before this, he spent five years as an actuarial consultant and partner at Deloitte and close to two decades at Mercer, operating in Sydney, London, and Singapore.

NGS Super CEO Natalie Previtera said the deputy CEO role was developed in response to the fund’s growth strategy and the expansion of the CEO role.

“Ben oversees the operating framework and development of the strategy that enables the fund to provide valuable, personalised services for members,” Ms Previtera explained.

“His previous experience and the responsibilities of his current role positions him strongly for these additional responsibilities of the deputy.”

Mr Facer will undertake his new responsibilities in addition to his current responsibilities as CSO, where he oversees the strategy, product, finance, and business intelligence functions within the fund.

Meanwhile, Ms Minney joins NGS following two years at Allianz as chief compliance officer. Prior, she held executive level compliance roles at Insurance Group Australia and was chief risk officer at Suncorp.

Speaking on her appointment, Ms Previtera acknowledged Ms Minney’s notable track record in leading risk and compliance functions across financial services.

“Given the increasingly complex and changing regulatory environment and the critical importance of our people, I am confident that Philippa’s appointment will help us drive our strategy by ensuring risk is well understood and managed, and that we have an effective people strategy to drive that.

“Ben and Philippa’s contribution to our leadership team will help us deliver on our commitment to exceptional member experiences and services to the independent education sector and will further strengthen our future growth and position in the superannuation industry,” Ms Previtera added.

Mr Facer holds a bachelor of economics in actuarial studies while Ms Minney is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce.