Management team

Management Team

The management team take care of the day to day operations of WA Super. They are employed by WA Local Financial Services Pty Ltd, trading as Western Financial, the business arm of the fund.

Fabian Ross
Chief Executive Officer

Commencement: 8 February 2017

Experience: Fabian has had more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including Acting Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Wealth Management at GESB, Director and board member of GESB Wealth Management Pty Ltd.

Previously Fabian was the National Head of Wealth Management for HBOS Australia (St Andrews Australia) and has held a variety of positions with the Commonwealth Bank Australia, across retail, corporate /commercial and private divisions.

Most recently Fabian has held numerous senior positions across BT Financial Group (BTFG).

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Advanced Diploma, Financial Services – Financial Planning, Kaplan
  • Executive Certificate, Marketing, ECU
  • CEO Business and Leadership Program – Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania

Paul Owen
Chief Operating Officer 

Commencement: 20 April 2018 (Previously General Manager – Client Services since March 2016)

Experience: Paul joined WA Super in March 2006 following a successful career in senior roles within Local Government. In addition to his role as WA Super’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul is also responsible for managing the Member Experience and Product Development & Marketing teams.

Qualifications

Paul holds an MBA from Murdoch University and a Certificate IV Business Excellence & Organisational Self-Assessment, is a Member of the Fund Executives Association Ltd and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lee Watson
Chief Financial Officer

Commencement: 21 April 2017

Experience: Lee was appointed to the CFO role in April 2017 and has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years and has significant experience across the superannuation industry, investment industry and WA State Government.  Lee is responsible for managing the Human Resources, Projects, Finance and IT functions.

Qualifications

Lee graduated from the University of Exeter with a Masters in Leadership and Change, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Alison Seinor
Chief Risk Officer

Commencement: 1 November 2016 (Previously Risk Manager since April 2007)

Experience: Alison has worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years with various roles in the areas of superannuation and financial planning. 

Alison is responsible for managing the Governance, Risk and Compliance team.  

Qualifications

Alison holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Curtin University and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning.  

Chris West
General Manager Investments

Commencement: 12 April 2017 (Previously Investment Manager since August 2013)

Experience: Chris has institutional investment experience covering portfolio construction, risk management, operations and policy development.  

Chris is responsible for providing reporting and recommendations to the Investment Committee on a broad range of investment matters including policies, portfolio construction and investment risk management along with day-to-day monitoring and management of investment related service providers.    

Qualifications

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the Australian National University and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst ® professional. 

Quyen Truong
Chief Member Experience Officer

Commencement: 20 April 2018 (Previously Head of Advice since July 2017)

Experience: Quyen joined WA Super on 12 June 2017 and is highly qualified with extensive National experience. For over 7 years, she has worked in distribution and business development roles for other financial service industries such as Colonial First State, ANZ & ING where she was responsible for both the Western Australian and South Australian market. Quyen is responsible for our distribution strategy and managing the advice and business development teams.

Qualifications

Quyen holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance from the University of Western Australia and a graduate diploma of Financial Planning from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Quyen is on the Women in Super committee and a senior member of Financial Executive Women (FEW) where she is involved in their mentor programs.

Operations Management Team

Name

Position

Name

Position

Kate Kennedy

Head of Service Delivery

Paul Jamieson

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Mike Allison

Head of Project Management Office

James Kucan

Head of Technology & Support

Diana Hong

Corporate Finance Manager

Simon Clinton

Management Accounting Manager

Steve Smith

People and Culture Manager

Amy Ward

Fund Accounting & Tax Manager

Scott Davis

Manager Distribution

Liz Farrell

Manager Advice

   

Alanna Bitmead

Manager Business Support

Former Management

Name

Position

Ceased

John McNally

Chief Executive Officer

13 February 2017

Paul Phillips

Chief Financial Officer

12 May 2017

 

 

 

 

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