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Our Board of Directors

LUCRF Super is governed by the trustee of the fund, L.U.C.R.F Pty Ltd.

The trustee acts in the best interests of all members and obtains professional independent advice to assist in achieving the fund’s objectives.

Member Representatives

Chairman - Tim Kennedy
Date started 11/02/2004
National Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).
Member, ISA Advisory Council (September 2016 – present)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
  • Master of Arts (Int. Relations)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
 

Paul Richardson
Date started 12/12/2010
Assistant National Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
 

Caterina Cinanni
Date started 24/04/2010
National Education & Campaign Coordinator/ National President, National Union of Workers (current).

  • Bachelor of Econ. & Commerce
  • Post Grad. of Labour Law
  • Cert. IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
 

Sam Roberts
Date started 19/06/2014
General Branch Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).

  • Bachelor of Laws
 

Susan Allison
Date started 27/02/2018
Assistant Victorian Branch Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
 

Employer Representatives

Deputy Chairman - Ted Eftimiadis
Date started 31/12/2006
Director, Midas Insurance Brokers (current).
25 years' experience in executive roles with large organisations such as ACI, Bonlac Foods and Pacific Brands. 

  • Dip. Business Studies (Human Resources)
  • Grad. Dip. Industrial Relations
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst of Company Directors
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Insurance Broking)
 

Craig Taylor
Date started 30/03/2016
HR Director, Australia/New Zealand, Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd (2012 – current).

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Grad. Dip. Industrial Relations
  • Cert. IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
 

Zivile Mockute
Date started 22/05/2017
Chief Financial Officer – Adecco, Australia
Over ten years' experience in corporate accounting, management and financial analysis across a range of organisations.

  • Master of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Studies
  • Diploma of Business Management
  • Member of CPA
 

Joseph Di Leo
Date started 1/03/2018
Over 40 years business experience, is a former Managing Director of Allied Mills Australia, with previous experience as the Chief Operating Officer of GrainCorp and a number of senior roles in the rail freight sector. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Namoi Cotton Limited.

  • Master of Business in Accounting and Finance
  • Fellow of Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
 

Independent Directors

Ann Byrne
Date started 01/01/2015
Compliance Committee Independent Member, Blackrock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd (present).
Director and Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee, Oxfam Australia Ltd (current).
CEO, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, Ltd, (May 2008 – October 2013).
CEO, Unisuper, 2000 – 2008.
CEO, Superannuation Trust of Australia, 1993 – 2000.

  • Harvard Business School, Leadership Program
  • Grad. Dip. Superannuation and Human Resource Development
  • Higher Dip. Teaching Secondary (Deakin University)
  • Fellow of Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
  • Fellow of AIST
 

Judith Smith
Date started 01/01/2015
Member of Investment Committee, Industry Funds Management (2005 to present).
Head of Private Equity (1998 – October 2013) National Mutual Funds Management (1984 – 1995)

  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Securities Institute. Dip.
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
 

Non-Executive Investment Committee

Greg Nolan
Investment Committee Member
Date started 15/03/2016

  • Bachelor of Economics and Politics
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
 

Details about director attendance over the last seven years can be found here.

Appointment to the board

The procedure for appointing directors is set out in the fund’s Trust Deed and Rules. The general secretary of the National Union of Workers nominates member representatives in writing. Employer representatives and independent directors are appointed on the recommendations of nominating committees.

Our Executive Team

The Executive team has authority for planning and managing the activities of LUCRF Super.

Executives

Charlie Donnelly
Chief Executive Officer
Date started 28/7/2014

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
 

Leigh Gavin
Head of Investments
Date started 17/05/2016

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Grad. Dip. App. Fin & Investment
  • Masters of App. Fin & Investment
 

Therese Kenny
Chief Financial Officer
Date started 9/10/2017

  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • CA Program, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
 

Carl Michael
Chief Technology Officer
Date started 24/08/2015

  • MBA (Technology Management)
  • Master of Strategic Foresight
  • Certificate of Computer Programming
  • B.Sc (Physics, Maths)
  • Australian Computer Society Certified Professional and Senior Member
  • Enterprise Architecture Framework Certification
 

Nicole Schimmel
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Date started 10/08/2011

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Master of Tax
 

Antony Thow
Chief Operating Officer
Date started 3/05/2010

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Admitted to legal practice
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
  • Fellow of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors