The $23 billion UniSuper has restructured
its ‘change and technology’ division, splitting it in two and appointing a
former Superpartners executive to the new role of executive manager, project
delivery and change.
Tony Lopreiato, who had been working at the
fund in a contract role since mid-last year, was recently made a permanent
member of the executive management team.
The fund’s chief executive, Terry McCredden,
said the decision was made to split the change and technology division in two,
creating a “project delivery and change” division and a “technology” division,
and appoint Lopreiato as executive manager, project delivery and change.
Sean Churchward, who has been at UniSuper
for a number of years, was appointed executive manager, technology.
McCredden said the change and technology
division had grown quite large, and UniSuper does a lot of internal management
in terms of administration and member record-keeping.
“As the super industry continues to develop
and become more complex, a fund like UniSuper… needs to be able to introduce
change into our processes as efficiently as possible, and deliver projects on
time and on budget,” McCredden said.
“Tony was helping in the project area and
looking at the way we delivered on projects. He was employed before myself, and
I made a decision to do a temporary split [of the change and technology
division] when I arrived, but I’ve made it permanent now because it was evident
we were getting some good outcomes both through Sean and Tony’s good work.”
Lopreiato worked at Superpartners for six
years until October 2006, in the role of executive manager – service delivery.
“He was involved in looking after all the
major funds so he’s got strong project skills, strong stakeholder relationship
skills, strong experience and skills in member administration and what is
important to keep a good administrator going,” McCredden said.
“Sean is also a very experienced IT
professional, with good businesses processes and strategic thinking, so he’s an
important part of the team, too.”