Unisuper has added an IT specialist to its leadership team in recognition of the important role it plays in the creation of new products and the delivery of Stronger Super compliance.
The move is an initiative of new chief executive officer Kevin O’Sullivan who wants more energy put into product development following several years focusing on compliance with new regulation.
The role goes to Shane Collister, an IT strategy specialist with superannuation systems expertise, who was formerly Telstra Super’s general manager of technology solutions. Collister will have the title of executive manager, technology and projects.
The fund runs its own administration and also supports the management of Australian equities in-house.
Another new strategic push by Unisuper has seen it recruit retail financial planning specialist Jack McCartney, who has previously worked for CBA, Colonial First State and BT Financial Group. He joins as executive manager, advice and employer relationships and will manage UniSuper’s financial planning arm.
Other new members of the Unisuper leadership team are Steven Leach, who has been promoted to executive manager, operations and is responsible for member services.
Tim Anderson has been promoted to executive manager, market and product. He has been responsible for running online member engagement.
Lee Scales, who leads the people, culture and learning solutions team has taken on additional responsibilities in an expanded role as executive manager, member and people services.
UniSuper currently invests $40 billion on behalf of more than 450,000 current and former higher education and research employees.