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NGS Super announces key leadership appointments

By Jessica Penny
3 minute read

The industry super fund is looking to enhance its member-focused initiatives through the creation of two new roles.

NGS Super has announced three leadership appointments, including two newly created positions, to underpin the fund’s continued growth and drive member services.

Specifically, Carson McNamara has been named head of strategic partnerships, Leanne Nunn has joined the fund as senior strategic partnerships manager, and Sophie Harris is now client service manager.

Mr McNamara brings over two decades of financial services experience to the role, most recently serving as national manager, adviser partnerships at AustralianSuper.


Before this, he held roles at NAB and MLC.

Based in Melbourne, Mr McNamara now manages NGS’ newly created team of strategic partnership managers (SPMs).

According to the fund, he will be responsible for driving the growth of memberships and funds under management through acquisition of new employer default arrangements.

Meanwhile, Ms Nunn brings over 33 years of industry experience to her senior leadership role, having previously worked for Catholic Super, Hostplus, NAB, and AMP.

NGS commended her in a statement on Wednesday: “She is passionate about helping members improve their financial literacy so they can achieve their personal and financial goals.”

Namely, Ms Nunn is a director, national chair and WA chair of the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, which raises funds for research into breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

The fund also confirmed that she will be based in Perth, where she will be responsible for leading partnership development in Western Australia, as well as facilitating education sessions and seminars for members.

Ms Harris is a superannuation specialist with more than eight years in the sector, having worked across a number of managerial roles at CareSuper, Legalsuper, and LUCRF Super.

“Sophie is passionate about breaking down complex ideas so everyone can understand and maximise their super savings. She is also passionate about the education sector and inspiring the next generation,” NGS said.

Commenting on the recent appointments, NGS chief executive Natalie Previtera said she was delighted to welcome the trio to the team.

“These appointments underline our commitment to responsible and meaningful growth. As a leading super fund for education professionals, our aim is to provide employers and members with personalised services that are deeply relevant to them,” Ms Previtera explained.

“These appointments will help strengthen our strategic partnerships and our client service offering which are critical to our growth strategy.

“The expertise and experience that has been added to the team will be directed towards enhancing and safeguarding our members’ financial futures.”