Board of Directors

Telstra Super Pty Ltd has a Board of Directors who are responsible for the management and operation of Telstra Super Pty Ltd.  The Board of Directors consists of an equal number of employer and member representatives and an independent Chairman.


The Directors are responsible for making sure your superannuation is administered according to the rules set out under the Telstra Super Trust Deed and that Telstra Super complies with all applicable law.

The Board of Directors' responsibilities include:

  • ensuring the rights and interests of members are protected
  • the correct and timely payment of benefits
  • the proper investment of Telstra Super assets
  • providing regular communication to members.

The staff of Telstra Super Pty Ltd assist the Board of Directors to meet these responsibilities. 

Visit the Governance and Disclosure page for further information about our Directors and Senior Management Team.

How are Directors appointed?

A Member Director can only be appointed after being nominated in writing by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). The ACTU must agree to a Member Director's terms of appointment being determined, varied or terminated unless the Director dies, retires, resigns or becomes disqualified to continue as a Director.

All Employer Directors are appointed after being nominated in writing by Telstra. Alternate Employer Directors have also been nominated by Telstra to vote and act in the absence of appointed Employer Directors.

The Chairman may only be appointed, removed or have the terms of appointment varied upon the resolution of directors. 

Current Directors 

Following are profiles of Telstra Super's current Directors.

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David Leggo (Chairman)

Mr Leggo is the former long-serving chair of AvSuper. He is a respected superannuation leader and was recognised in March 2010 as 'Trustee of the Year' by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

Mr Leggo spent 35 years of his professional career in the aviation industry, retiring in 2007 from the position of Operations Director, Air Traffic Control at Melbourne Airport. He was a member of the Rotary International Businessman's Study Exchange and served on the Board of Overnewton Anglican Community College.

Mr Leggo was appointed as chairman of the Trustee Board at Telstra Super in July 2010.

Bronwyn Clere (Employer Director)

Ms Clere is Executive Director of Capital Planning for Telstra Corporation Ltd. Prior to joining Telstra in 2012, she has spent over 25 years in the Financial Services industry in transformation, operations management, finance and change roles with organisations such as JP Morgan in Australia and New Zealand, AIA in Hong Kong and AXA in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Ms Clere is an experienced project practitioner who is an active member of a number of external key project management networks and special interest groups. She is a graduate of the Australian Graduate School of Management and is currently completing her Masters of Project Management.

Ms Clere was appointed as a director of the Trustee Board at Telstra Super in December 2013.

Yolande Foord (Employer Director)

Ms Foord is Executive Director of Remuneration and Benefits, Human Resources at Telstra Corporation Ltd and is responsible for delivering and managing all aspects of remuneration, benefits and reward for almost 40,000 employees globally. She is also a Director of Telstra Growthshare Pty Ltd, Telstra’s executive and employee share plans trust.

Prior to joining Telstra in 2011, Ms Foord worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as Mercer in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and an LLB from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Ms Foord was appointed as a director of the Trustee Board at Telstra Super in August 2015.


David Burns (Employer Director)

David's current role is GMD of the Division of Telstra Global Enterprise and Services responsible for designing, building and managing an integrated services capability for Telstra's business, enterprise and government customers.

Just prior to joining Telstra, David was General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS). Based in London, he was responsible for IBM's IT services and outsourcing sale and delivery functions for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Mr Burns was appointed a director of the Trustee Board at Telstra Super in October 2015.


Maria Phillips (Employer Director)

Ms Phillips current role is Executive Director, Planning, Performance and Insights for Telstra Group.  Her key responsibilities include leadership of planning, management accounting and insights for the Telstra Group.
Ms Phillips has over 20 years’ experience at executive/director levels in both established multinational organisations and start-up companies in Australia and the UK.

Prior to joining Telstra in 2015, Ms Phillips was Commercial Director at Foxtel and held a number of roles at SingTel Optus including CFO of Virgin Mobile. Prior to moving to Australia, she spent a number of years working for Time Warner in the UK.  

Ms Phillips holds a BSc (Hons) Physics with Business from the University of London and is both CPA and CIMA qualified. 

Ms Phillips was appointed as an employer director of the Trustee Board at Telstra Super in August 2016.

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John Jamieson (Member Director)

Prior to his retirement in 2011, Mr Jamieson was an organiser for the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) for over a decade. During this time he represented CPSU members working at Telstra Corporation in Victoria. He continues to take an active interest in human rights and workers’ rights in the workplace. Mr Jamieson has formerly held a range of positions in Telstra, ANZ and Mayne Nickless Ltd and was also self employed for a number of years.

Mr Jamieson was appointed as a director of the Trustee Board at Telstra Super in February 2010.


Scott Connolly (Member Director)

Mr Connolly is the Assistant Secretary at the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).  He is also a Director at the Union Education Foundation, Secretary / Treasurer for ACTU Education Inc.  and a Director at ACTU Organising Centre.  Prior to this he worked at Transport Workers Union (TWU) in various roles for 15 years.  He has completed the Trade Union program at Harvard University and has a BA (Hons) Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney.

Mr Connolly was appointed a director of the Trustee Board at Telstra Super in June 2016.