Meet the team

The LGIAsuper team is working hard to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcomes.

LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021. A new Board and Executive team have been selected to drive our fund forward.

You can find out more about our Board and Executive team below.

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Our Board

The LGIAsuper Trustee (ABN 94 085 088 484) is operated through our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for managing LGIAsuper in the best interests of its members.

The Board works closely with the Executive team to ensure your financial future is looked after and that LGIAsuper performs its responsibilities in a proper, effective and efficient way.

Board composition

A new Board was created following the merger of Energy Super and LGIAsuper on 1 July 2021.

The LGIAsuper Board will be made up of 15 members until 31 December 2022, comprised of equal numbers of employer and member representatives as well as three independent directors (including an independent Chair).

From 1 January 2023, this will reduce to nine directors comprised of four employer representative, four member representatives and one independent director.

Independent directors


Ronald Dewhurst

Ron Dewhurst was appointed as an LGIAsuper director in June 2018. He has extensive experience in Board and senior executive roles in Australia and overseas.

Ron’s former roles include Senior Executive Vice President at Legg Mason, and Managing Director and Head of Americas at JP Morgan Investment Management.

Ron is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Peter Kazacos, OAM

Peter Kazacos was appointed as an LGIAsuper director in December 2016.

He has over 40 years’ experience in the IT industry. He is the former Chair of the Australian Information Industry Association, and a former member of the Australian Administration Services Advisory Council.

Peter is the current Chairman of the Kaz Group of Companies, a member of the University of Technology Sydney Foundation and Business School Advisory Boards, and the founder of Your Angel Charity.

John Smith

John Smith was appointed as an LGIAsuper director in 2013. He was elected Chair of the Board in December 2016.

John is a qualified actuary with 40 years’ experience providing technical and strategic advice to large superannuation funds and corporations.

John is a former Director and Consulting Actuary with The Heron Partnership, and has served as Director, Executive Director and Senior Consulting Actuary for other organisations within the finance industry.

He was Chair of the Superannuation Policy Committee for a major international conglomerate, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Statistics) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Member representative directors


Ray Burton PSM

Ray Burton PSM was appointed as an LGIAsuper member representative director in July 2018.

He is a former Director (14 years) of Local Government Managers Australia (Queensland) and has more than 27 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer in local governments across Queensland and Victoria.

Ray holds a Masters of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management, and Diplomas of Business (Local Government and Accounting).

He was CEO at Townsville City Council from 2008 to 2016 and was awarded the Public Sector Professional of the Year (Queensland) in 2012. Ray is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2015.

Rosamund (Ros) Heit

Ros Heit was appointed as an LGIAsuper member representative director in July 2018. She has over 30 years’ experience as a board member and in management roles in rural Queensland.

Ros was a Local Councillor at South Burnett Regional Council for two terms (2013-2020) and managed the finance, ICT and HR portfolio, and the Audit Committee.

Ros has a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and Human Resource Management from the University of Southern Queensland, and a Science degree (Honours) from London University.

Ros is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was awarded the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) Professional Woman of the Year 2018.

Jennifer Sanders

Jennifer Sanders was appointed as an LGIAsuper member representative director in July 2018.

Jennifer is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Certificate in Development Processing, LGAQ Diploma of Local Government (Planning), RG146 General Advice in Superannuation, and a Diploma of Project Management. Jennifer was an elected Councillor at Scenic Rim Regional Council from 2012 to 2016 and Chair of the Planning and Development Committee for the same period.

Jennifer is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Jennifer won the Queensland Government’s inaugural Women in Local Government bursary in 2009, and was winner of the Excellence in Local Government Leadership Program scholarship 2014.

Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas was appointed as an Energy Super director in October 2017. Jennifer was appointed as an LGIAsuper member representative director when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Jennifer is the Executive President of the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union Queensland (Services and Northern Administrative) Branch and the Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees (The Services Union). As the Executive President, Jennifer’s responsible for a union membership of 12,900 and the union’s overall function including financial and industrial relation activities.

Jennifer has skills in Board strategy, industrial relations, remuneration and people through her current role, her roles as Vice President of the QLD Council of Unions, Executive Committee member of the Australian Services Union and Board and Committee memberships with Jobs Queensland, the QLD Government Energy Skills Advisory Committee for the Just Transition Group and QLD Government Housing Advisory Council.

She has a Commerce degree and as a QSU executive has skills in education, member advocacy and digital services. Her investment management skills have been developed through her AIST Trustee Director courses, her university education in commerce and her role with the QSU. Jennifer has also had extensive advocacy experience in superannuation having campaigned for better retirement outcomes for Members, all working Australians and closing the superannuation gender gap.

Neisha Traill

Neisha Traill was appointed as an Energy Super director in February 2017 and Deputy Chair in October 2020.

Neisha was appointed as an LGIAsuper member representative director when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Neisha provides diversity of thinking as our youngest member on the Board. She is highly aware of the needs and nuances of the younger membership. She complements the Board by providing expertise in industrial relations, member advocacy and member knowledge. She has Responsible Superannuation Entity (RSE) governance and risk management skills through AIST’s Trustee Director training course and has previously been a Member of Australian Super’s Queensland Advisory Board.

Her member services, remuneration and people experience has been gained through her role as an ETU industrial officer. In that role, she has prepared industrial agreements, employment-related advice and fulfilled advocacy roles in the Industrial Relations Commission and the broader community.

She has focused on investment skills as a member of the Board through participating in investment related training through AIST, ASFA and internal education.

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is Energy Super’s longest serving director, having been on the Board since 2011.

Scott was appointed as an LGIAsuper member representative director when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Scott has sat on all Committees of the Board, as well as the Board of ESI Financial Services. He has a deep knowledge of Energy Super and its operations.

He has held previous Board experience as a Director of Electro Group Training and Apprentices. His skills in RSE governance and risk management, investments, finance and audit have been supplemented by graduating from the AIST Trustee Directors training course, attaining RG146 qualifications and he is currently undertaking a Diploma of Superannuation.

As a member of the Fund since 1982, together with his work as a Training Officer and Union State Organiser, he has provided critical insights into Member services such as insurance, financial advice, education and communication. He has also supplemented his experience and knowledge with formal training of 30 hours each year and other qualifications such as CERT IV in Training and Assessment. As a Director of ESI Financial Services, and given his experience in industrial relations through his external roles, Scott has a strong knowledge of remuneration and people.

Employer representative directors


Teresa Dyson

Teresa Dyson was appointed as an Energy Super director in July 2017. Teresa was appointed as an LGIAsuper employer representative director when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Teresa is a professional Non-Executive Director with an extensive portfolio of Board positions. She has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours IIA) and is an admitted solicitor in QLD, NSW, Victoria and the High Court. Teresa has extensive knowledge and skills in business issues, strategic decision-making and critical operational matters, acquisitions, divestment and re-organisation structuring. Her industry experience includes the financial services sector, transport services, infrastructure projects and the resources industry.

Her governance and risk management skills have been gained through her roles as a Partner for accounting and law firms and her directorships in health, energy, not-for-profit, infrastructure and Federal Treasury appointments.

Teresa’s investment skills are extensive, with Masters degrees in both Tax and Applied Finance in addition to her legal, advisory and management roles.

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was appointed to the Energy Super Board in February 2016, and is the Managing Director of a major electrical engineering and contracting company, employing up to 300 persons.

Richard was appointed as an LGIAsuper employer representative director when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

His expertise in governance and risk management has been gained through more than 30 years’ experience running a successful business and through directorships on Boards such as the Queensland Electrical Safety, ECA, Joint Industry Training Company and CIRT.

Through his experience and roles, he has extensive knowledge related to administration, insurance, business development and strategic business planning.

Richard makes a significant contribution to the investment skills base of the Board. These skills relate to property and infrastructure asset management through property development, planning and estimating, return on investment analysis, and project management.

He has complemented these skills through training internally, external investment programs and the Trustee Directors course though AIST.

Greg Hallam AM PSM

Greg Hallam was appointed as an LGIAsuper director in September 2020.

He is the former CEO of the Local Government Association of Queensland and has more than 30 years’ experience. Greg was a Chair and Deputy Chair on several boards including the National Packaging Covenant Council, Racing Queensland, Queensland Music Festival, Sporting Wheelies, and Local Government Mutual Services.

He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Strategic Corporate Communications, and Campaign Management.

Greg was awarded the Member (AM) of the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for his contribution to Local Government Sport & Disability, the National Emergency Medal in 2012, the Olympic Council’s Committees Merit Award in 2005, the Public Service Medal in 2000, and the Centenary Medal in 2001.

Cr Mark Jamieson

Cr Mark Jamieson was appointed as an LGIAsuper director in July 2018.

He is the current Mayor at Sunshine Coast Regional Council, and President of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ). Mark is a Patron of Sunnykids, the Beacon Foundation, the Friendship Force of the Sunshine Coast, and the Sunshine Coast Sports Federation.

Mark was an Executive at APN Australian Publishing from 1981 to 2006, and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2009. He is also a former Director of the Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service.

Cr Cameron O'Neil

Cr Cameron O’Neil was first appointed as an LGIAsuper director in October 2016, and reappointed in August 2020. He has served as Chair of the People and Culture Committee since 2018, and a Member of the Investment Committee.

He is a current Councillor of the Maranoa Regional Council, a position he has held since 2012. Cameron has extensive experience on several Boards, as well as State and Federal Government Advisory Committees.

He is a non-executive director of Golden West Apprenticeships and Chair of Country Universities Centre Maranoa. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Studies) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sarah Zeljko

Sarah Zeljko was appointed as an Energy Super director in April 2018. Sarah was appointed as an LGIAsuper employer representative director when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Sarah Zeljko is on the board of Powerlink, Queensland’s electricity transmission business, where she Chairs their People and Culture Committee. She is an Expert Member on the Ministerial Advisory Council for Flood Mitigation Manuals, and is also a former Board member of Millovate, a 200h development in Moreton Bay.

She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an admitted Legal Practitioner in the NSW and QLD Supreme Court. She is a Governance Consultant, professional mentor and has previously held roles as General Counsel and Company Secretary for G8 Education an ASX200 listed entity, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), and Cement Australia.

Sarah’s executive career spans a broad range of industries including construction, mining, manufacturing, water and energy. Her experience with both large government-owned and corporate organisations have also led to extensive knowledge and skills in remuneration and people management, technology and digital projects, marketing, advertising and customer service operations.

Our Executive team

A new Executive team was created following the merger of Energy Super and LGIAsuper on 1 July 2021.

Our Executive team and staff work closely with the Board to look after the retirement savings of our members.

Chief Executive Officer

Kate Farrar

Kate Farrar was appointed as LGIAsuper’s Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Kate was appointed to lead the merged fund of LGIAsuper and Energy Super, continuing her role as Chief Executive Officer from 1 July 2021.

Kate is responsible for delivering exceptional experiences and outcomes to LGIAsuper’s members, as well as leading the ongoing change and transformation required to build on our success over the last 54 years.

Kate has 30 years’ experience in leadership roles across the finance and energy sectors. Her previous roles include Managing Director of QEnergy, Chief Operating Officer at Ergon Energy Retail, and senior positions at Morgans Stockbroking, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, and Suncorp Investment Management. Prior to joining LGIAsuper, she was a Junior Partner (equivalent) at McKinsey & Company.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree and a Masters Degree in Econometrics and Finance. She is also a graduate of INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme.

Kate is a Responsible Person under LGIAsuper’s Registrable Superannuation Entity Licence, and a Responsible Manager under LGIAsuper’s Australian Financial Services Licence.

Chief Risk Officer

Shawn Chan

Shawn Chan was appointed as Chief Risk Officer at LGIAsuper in October 2019, having joined LGIAsuper as Head of Risk in October 2018.

His responsibilities include development and implementation of LGIAsuper’s risk and compliance management frameworks, driving development of risk culture, and providing objective advice and guidance to the business.

Shawn has over 18 years’ experience within legal, risk and financial services compliance. Prior to joining LGIAsuper, Shawn held various risk and compliance roles in banking and investment management. He was previously a financial services lawyer.

Shawn holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland.

Shawn is a Responsible Person under LGIAsuper’s Registrable Superannuation Entity Licence.

Chief Financial Officer

Garnett Hollier

Garnett Hollier was appointed Chief Financial Officer at LGIAsuper in October 2019 and has been with LGIAsuper for more than eight years.

Garnett is responsible for LGIAsuper’s Finance, Tax, Strategic Analysis and Investment Operations functions. He oversees the financial affairs of LGIAsuper and ensures that the fund is meeting all its legislative and reporting requirements.

Garnett’s financial services career spans more than 20 years across a range of areas including chartered accounting and financial advice. Before joining LGIAsuper, Garnett was a Principal at Mercer.

Garnett holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Degree, a Graduate Diploma in Accounting, a Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership, and a Diploma in Financial Advising. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Fund Executive Association Limited.

Garnett is a Responsible Person under LGIAsuper’s Registrable Superannuation Entity Licence, and a Responsible Manager under LGIAsuper’s Australian Financial Services Licence.

Chief Experience Officer

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay was appointed to Energy Super’s Executive team in April 2017. Lisa was appointed as LGIAsuper’s Chief Experience Officer when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Lisa has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services Industry. She has led diverse teams across retail banking and premium relationship banking, and has a passion for helping Queenslanders achieve their financial goals by protecting and growing their assets.

Her knowledge in superannuation and financial planning comes with years of experience in client management working closely with wealth creation partners to achieve client goals.

Lisa is a dynamic leader who creates an environment for staff to develop their skills while delivering excellent results back to the business. She has a healthy obsession with customer experience and focuses on delivering outstanding service to members. She is innovative and uses her diverse skillset to improve member outcomes with every interaction.

Lisa’s qualifications include: Graduate Certificate in Executive Management and Development, Organisational Leadership, and General Manager Program (all from the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW); and Diploma of Financial Planning (RG146).

Chief Transformation Officer

Sean Marteene

Sean Marteene was appointed to Energy Super’s Executive team in August 2018. Sean was appointed as LGIAsuper’s Chief Transformation Officer when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Sean has over 17 years’ experience in the superannuation industry with leadership roles covering all facets of superannuation including product development, account management, operations and customer experience.

Sean’s previous role was with Aon as a Senior Consultant covering areas of customer insights, customer experience and product development. Sean is passionate about understanding customers and developing products and services utilising human-centred design frameworks.

Sean’s qualifications include: Masters of Applied Finance, Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, and Diploma of Superannuation Management.

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Hamish McKellar

Hamish McKellar was appointed to Energy Super’s Executive team in November 2019. Hamish was appointed as LGIAsuper’s General Counsel and Company Secretary when LGIAsuper and Energy Super merged on 1 July 2021.

Hamish has 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and company secretary, including 17 years in financial services across funds management, life and general insurance, banking and superannuation as well as roles in aviation, manufacturing and international trade.

Hamish is responsible for LGIAsuper’s legal and governance, functions.

Hamish’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Arts (French and Japanese), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Chief Technology Officer

Ivan Ortiz

Ivan Ortiz was appointed Chief Technology Officer at LGIAsuper in December 2018.

He is responsible for providing strategic direction to all technology teams and delivering innovative solutions that enhance the fund’s operations and provide real value to LGIAsuper’s members.

Prior to joining LGIAsuper, Ivan spent three years as Head of Technology at UBET. He quickly established himself as one of Brisbane’s most innovative and influential technology leaders, earning selection in the CIO50 list.

Ivan holds a Master of Technology Management (E-business) from The University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Electronics and Telecomm) from the Monterrey Institute of Technology, and a Diploma of Project Management from the Australian Institute of Management.

Ivan is a Responsible Person under LGIAsuper’s Registrable Superannuation Entity Licence.

Chief Growth Officer

Andrea Peters

Andrea Peters was appointed Chief Growth Officer at LGIAsuper in October 2018.

She is responsible for implementing LGIAsuper’s growth strategy and overseeing the fund’s Marketing and Sales functions, focusing on member experience and best outcomes for members.

Andrea has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Her previous leadership roles were at JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Equifax and Vodafone.

Andrea has extensive experience in customer experience, human-centred design, data analytics, digital, sales, marketing and commercial management.

Andrea has worked in New York, London, Sydney and Brisbane.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Business Degree. Andrea is a Responsible Person under LGIAsuper’s Registrable Superannuation Entity Licence.

Chief Investment Officer

Troy Rieck

Troy Rieck was appointed Chief Investment Officer at LGIAsuper in September 2019 and is responsible for the delivery of investment outcomes at the fund. He manages the Investment team and is also responsible for Product.

Troy has held several senior investment management positions at superannuation funds, insurance companies and asset managers over the last 25 years, including Suncorp, Equipsuper and QIC.

Troy holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons 1), Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) from The University of Queensland.

He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Investment Management Consultants Association and the Securities Institute of Australia.

Troy is a Responsible Person under LGIAsuper’s Registrable Superannuation Entity Licence.

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