Executives

Day-to-day management

The day-to-day management of Vision Super is the responsibility of our skilled and experienced CEO and senior managers.

 

Stephen Rowe

Stephen Rowe

Chief Executive Officer 
Stephen manages the entire Vision Super team. 
 
Qualifications 
B.A (Hons) (Public Administration), MA Industrial Relations, Grad. Dip. Applied Finance and Investment, Grad. Cert. Financial Planning & Graduate AICD 

Experience 
Stephen’s financial services experience in senior management positions has included seven years as CEO of a medium sized industry super fund, and four years as the General Manager of a large South Australian-based government superannuation scheme.

Noelle Kelleher

Noelle Kelleher

Chief Financial Officer
The main purpose in the role is to be accountable for financial matters of the Vision Super group. Noelle provides strategic advice and assistance on all related matters pertaining to the group including the Local Authorities Super Fund (LASF)

Qualifications 
B.Com, CA, CPA, FASFA 
 
Experience 
Noelle has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with a particular focus on superannuation. Prior to joining Vision Super, Noelle was a partner at two of the ‘Big Four’ professional services firms.  Noelle was the superannuation representative on the Australian Financial Reporting Council (the FRC) from 2009 until 2019 having been nominated by the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA) for that position and subsequently appointed by the government. The FRC is responsible for overseeing the effectiveness of the financial reporting framework in Australia. Noelle is also company secretary for the Vision Super companies.

Michael Wyrsch

Michael Wyrsch

Chief Investment Officer
Michael is responsible for providing strategic investment advice to the Trustees, as well as being responsible for operational investment matters, providing investment advice and assistance to the CEO and Trustees as required.

Qualifications 
BSc(Hons) (Mathematics)

Experience 
Michael has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, having worked in analytical and advisory roles. Most recently, Michael was a Senior Investment Consultant at a leading investment advisory firm.

Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

General Manager Strategy and Growth
Sean is responsible for the management and operation of the Strategy and Growth team, and the development of strategies to increase and retain Vision Super’s membership numbers and funds under management.

Qualifications 
MBA, RG 146

Experience 
Sean has more than 20 years’ experience in the superannuation industry, having worked in a number of leading management roles at large industry super funds and one of Australia’s leading superannuation and pension administration specialists. Prior to Sean’s time at Vision Super, he was the MySuper Product Manager at Australia’s largest industry super fund.

Nikki Schimmel

Nikki Schimmel

Chief Risk Officer
Nikki leads Vision Super’s Quality and Risk team. She manages the risk and compliance functions of the fund, ensuring Vision Super complies with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, maintaining strong corporate governance.

Qualifications 
Masters of Tax
Bachelor of Law(Honours)/Bachelor of Science
Advanced Certificate in Public Administration (Taxation)

Experience 
Nikki has worked as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for over seven years and brings a wealth of experience in financial services, having previously worked for KPMG for more than a decade. Most recently she worked for LUCRF as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and before that the ATO.

Steven Leach

Steven Leach

General Manager Operations & Transitions
Steve Leach has overall responsibility for fund administration, technology and the project management office.

Qualifications 
ASFA 100, PS 146

Experience 
Steve joins Vision Super from UniSuper and has over 25 years’ experience in the superannuation industry. Steve has spent the last 20 years in the profit-to-members superannuation sector and possesses a strong track record of successfully delivering stepped and sustainable improvements in business and customer outcomes including the leadership of large, complex programs.

Mark Newman

Mark Newman

Head of Fund Administration Business Operations

Qualifications
BBus (Business Administration),
Dip Superannuation Management,
Grad Cert Management,
Adv Dip Fin Serv (Superannuation),
Dip Fin Serv (Financial Planning),
FASFA

Experience
Mark Newman has overall responsibility for the superannuation administration, insurance and business support functions. He has substantial experience in the management of defined benefits, pensions, accumulation accounts and claims management.

Emma Brennan

Emma Brennan

Head of Human Resources
Emma leads Vision Super’s Human Resources function. She provides strategic advice to the CEO and managers on all people and culture matters. Her role is to ensure the business can deliver on its strategy through relevant and effective people strategies.

Qualifications 
Masters of Human Resources/Industrial Relations
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Experience 
Emma has worked as a human resources professional at a senior level in corporate roles at a variety of different organisations. Emma’s experiences spans roles with ASX listed companies, funds management, banking and superannuation. Emma is a Certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Rebekka Power

Rebekka Power

Head of Communications
Rebekka is Vision Super’s Head of Communications. She is responsible for corporate communications, public policy and PR. 

Qualifications  
Masters of History
Bachelor of Arts
RG 146

Experience 
Rebekka has 15 years’ experience as a communications professional in the financial services industry, and has worked as a communications and policy adviser to two cabinet ministers and a Prime Minister.

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