Trustee Board & Management

Trustee Board

The Trustee of AvSuper is AvSuper Pty Ltd (ABN 46 050 431 797), a professional corporate trustee company which ensures that the Fund operates in the best interests of all members.

The Trustee consists of a Board of nine Trustee Directors governed by the AvSuper Constitution and Trust Deed. The Principal Employer, Airservices Australia, nominates the three employer representative Directors (Mr Burgess, Mr Rothwell and Mr Coogan) and the three member representative are nominated by the ACTU (Mr Firkins, Mr Farrell and Mr Brades). Three independent directors (Mr Cox, Ms Orr and Vacant position) are appointed directly by the Trustee. You can read their biographies to learn more about each Director.

AvSuper Directors possess significant speciality expertise in the complexities of superannuation, investments and the wider aviation industry. All Trustee Directors must satisfy both propriety and competency requirements on appointment and thereafter.

AvSuper’s Trustee is supported by comprehensive risk management strategies, plans and compliance program.

AvSuper Trustee Directors

Standing – Michael Farrell, David Coogan, Tim Rothwell, Lawrie Cox, Stuart Brades
Seated – Geoff Burgess, Susan Darroch (ceased 22 November 2022), Ben Firkins (Chair), Julie Orr,

AvSuper Management

As part of our personalised service, our phones are answered by our management team so you get help from experienced Trustee staff, not an anonymous call centre.

AvSuper Management Team

Standing – Kathryn Stanfield, Michael Irving, Gina Dowley, Julie Peters, Scott Carle, Angela Oplantzakis, Shan Badowski, Ursula Morley, Nick Smith

Seated – Chris Biddle, Kong Lau, Michael Sykes (CEO), Sue Field

AvSuper professional support

The Trustee Board uses the services of professional external service providers to assist in the efficient management and operation of AvSuper:

Administrator Mercer Administration Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

ABN 48 616 275 980

Auditor Ernst Young

ABN 75 288 172 749

Internal auditor Willis Towers Watson

ABN 45 002 415 349

Group Life Insurer AIA Australia Limited

ABN 79 004 837 861

Investment Adviser Frontier Advisors Pty Ltd

ABN 21 074 287 406

Custodian BNP Paribas Fund Services Australasia

ABN 71 002 655 674

Actuary cHr Consulting Pty Ltd

ABN 95 094 545 892

Legal Advisor Greenfields Financial Services Lawyers

ABN 70 109 832 840