Executive Management Team

TelstraSuper's Executive Management Team is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of TelstraSuper. All Executive Managers lead a business unit and are responsible and accountable for specific areas of TelstraSuper’s business operations.

 
Chris Davies - Chief Executive Officer

Chris Davies
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of TelstraSuper, Chris is responsible for the strategic direction of the fund and overseeing its operational management to meet the needs of our members. Chris is a member of the Investment Committee, the Claims Assessment Committee and is a director of Telstra Super Financial Planning Pty Ltd.

Chris joined TelstraSuper in October 2013, having previously been Executive Manager, Member and Employer Solutions at UniSuper.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws and started his career practising law in national firms, before moving to the financial services sector. Chris’ experience in the financial services industry has developed over 30 years with senior roles at BT Financial Group, Commonwealth Bank and Colonial First State.

Paul Curtin - Chief Financial and Executive General Manager Strategy, PMO and Investment Options

Paul Curtin
Chief Financial Officer, Executive General Manager, Strategy, PMO & Investment Operations

Paul is responsible for all financial and taxation matters for TelstraSuper and TelstraSuper Financial Planning. He oversees the operation of the Finance, Strategy and the Projects Office teams. Paul is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee and the Fund’s AML/CTF Compliance Officer.

Paul was appointed to his role with TelstraSuper in February 2013. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer for industry superannuation fund, Vision Super, and has also worked in the Financial Services practice of KPMG.

Jean-Luc Ambrosi Executive General Manager, Marketing & Digital

Jean-Luc Ambrosi
Executive General Manager, Marketing & Digital

Jean-Luc is responsible for leading the marketing and digital functions within TelstraSuper. This includes member communication, member education, member experience, as well as overseeing the digital channel and leading its transformation. Jean-Luc also manages corporate affairs and provides critical input to TelstraSuper's business strategy and planning.

Jean-Luc carries a wealth of experience in financial marketing including senior leadership roles with Vanguard, BlackRock and NAB. He is also the author of the book 'Branding to Differ,' published in November 2013.

Jean-Luc commenced his role with TelstraSuper in March 2014. He was previously Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication at Vanguard.

Janet Brown Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Janet Brown
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

As Executive General Manager, People & Culture, Janet is responsible for all human resource initiatives within TelstraSuper. This includes creating employee-focused programmes aimed at staff development and nurturing a positive and forward-thinking work environment.

Janet has expertise in managing informational business change, and a proven strategic focus in people leadership. She is motivated by empowering others to succeed and building team culture with a strong customer focus.

Previously, Janet held senior human resources roles at National Australia Bank and Coles Pty Ltd, across national and global markets.

Steve Cullen Executive General Manager, Financial Planning

Steve Cullen
Executive General Manager, Member Engagement & Advice

Steve is responsible for leading the teams that support members, including the Member Contact Centre and Member Education teams, as well as for members seeking financial advice about their superannuation, investment, insurance and retirement needs, through TelstraSuper Financial Planning.

Steve joined TelstraSuper in 2015 and was appointed to his current role in July 2016.

Steve holds a Masters Degree in Banking and Finance and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He has over 20 years' experience in senior roles across the financial services industry, including QSuper, ANZ and Commonwealth Bank.

Kathryn Forrest, Executive General Manager, Operations

Kathryn Forrest
Executive General Manager, Operations

Kathryn is responsible for managing the Operations team for TelstraSuper. This includes contribution processing, benefit payments, claims and insurance, and employer relationships.

Kathryn joined TelstraSuper in January 2016 having previously been the National Manager for Employer Relationships at UniSuper. She has worked in the superannuation industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience in both accumulation and defined benefit superannuation funds.

Bryony Hayes
Chief Risk Officer

Bryony is TelstraSuper’s Chief Risk Officer and has accountability for the Risk Management Framework. She leads the Risk and Compliance team, and manages the relationships with key regulators, including APRA and ASIC. Bryony is also the Fund’s AML/CTF Compliance Officer.

Bryony was appointed to the role in February 2020. An experienced executive in managing governance functions across global locations, through strategic expansions and operational transformations. She was previously the Chief Risk Officer at VFMC, was the Head of Risk and Compliance with Hastings Funds Management and held senior compliance roles with Capital International, and prior to that was in private legal practice. Bryony holds a Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Hons).

Graeme Miller - Chief Investment Officer

Graeme Miller
Chief Investment Officer

Graeme is responsible for leading the Investment team which manages TelstraSuper's over $21 billion investment portfolio. He works closely with the Investment Committee to set investment objectives, formulate investment strategies and implement investment portfolios for the benefit of TelstraSuper members.

Graeme has more than 25 years' experience in the superannuation and investment industries, and extensive experience in all aspect of investing. He joined TelstraSuper in May 2016, having previously been the Australian head of investments at global consulting firm, Willis Towers Watson.

Steve Miller General Counsel & Company Secretary

Steve Miller
General Counsel & Company Secretary

Steve is responsible for legal matters across every operational area of TelstraSuper and TelstraSuper Financial Planning, and for ensuring the Fund operates within a robust legal and governance framework. He is the Company Secretary for the two companies and acts as an adviser to the Board, CEO and key Committees with responsibility for all Board governance matters. Steve is also the Fund’s Privacy Officer.

Steve joined TelstraSuper in 2002 and was appointed to the Executive Team in 2008. He has over 20 years of superannuation legal experience across in-house and private practice environments in Australia and the UK, and has been admitted in both jurisdictions. Prior to joining TelstraSuper, Steve practised in the Melbourne office of a national law firm.

Karen Symes, Executive General Manager, Technology

Karen Symes
Executive General Manager, Technology

Karen is responsible for leading the Technology function within TelstraSuper. This includes business engagement, solution design, development and delivery, governance, risk and security, service management and infrastructure services.

Karen joined TelstraSuper in January 2018 and brings over 25 years’ experience in leading Technology functions within the financial services sector both in Australia and UK and is also skilled in implementing new ways of working based on Agile, LEAN and Innovation practices.

Her most recent role was Chief Information & Innovation Officer at Guild Group Holdings with similar executive and senior roles held at Equity Trustees and ANZ Bank. Karen also served on the board of Early Childhood Management Services Inc. from 2006 to 2011.