meet our board and executive team

The Active Super Board and executive team work together with one purpose: to help our members live their best lives.

Board of Directors 

Our board of directors set strategies and objectives for the fund aimed to enhance the retirement income of our members. Our Board offers a broad range of local government and commercial knowledge and experience. 


Kyle Loades

Kyle Loades

MBA Newcastle, FAICD
Independent Chair

Independent Chair appointed 22 October 2019  

Committees 
Governance, Remuneration and Nomination Committee, Member Services Committee, and Risk Committee 

Chair and Director 
Current Director Credit Union Australia (CUA), CUA Health Limited, Credicorp Insurance Pty Ltd 
Chair Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) 
Chair Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association (AUSTTA)
Director, AMA Group Limited 

Qualifications 
Master of Business Administration 
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors 

Cr Karen McKeown

Cr Karen McKeown

OAM BCom GAICD GAIST
Deputy Chair

Appointed by Local Government NSW on 10 April 2018

Committees 
Audit and Compliance Committee (Chair), Member Services Committee, and Risk Committee 

Councillor and current Mayor 
Penrith City Council (elected 28 September 2020) 

Director 
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Pty Ltd
Mcbrekar Pty Ltd  
Local Government NSW 

Qualifications 
Bachelor of Commerce - Western Sydney University 
Labour Law Certificate - Sydney University 
Executive Certificate for Elected Members  UTS 

Craig Peate

Craig Peate

GAICD, GAIST (Adv.)
Deputy Chair

Appointed by the United Services Union on 25 October 2012

Committees 
Governance, Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and Investment Committee (Chair) 

Director 
Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees 
Dunnara Debt Services Pty Ltd 

Local Government employment 
Tweed Shire Council since 1978 
Currently holds the position of Co-ordinator of Revenue & Recovery 

Qualifications 
Associate Diploma in Local Government, Certificate 3 and 4 in Financial Services, Certificate in Management and Leadership, Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors course, Graduate of Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (Adv.)  

Claudia Bels

Claudia Bels

GAICD, GAIST, BEc/LLB (Hons), Grad Cert BA (Exec)
Independent Director

Independent Director appointed 13 January 2020

Committees 
Audit and Compliance Committee, Governance, Remuneration and Nomination, Committee, and Risk Committee (Chair) 

Board and Committee memberships 
CBHS Corporate Health Pty Limited 
Independent Non-Executive Director 
Chair Audit and Risk Committees 

Australia & New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited 
Independent Non-Executive Director; Deputy Chair 
Chair Nominations & Remuneration Committee 
Member Audit Governance & Risk Committee 

Australian Settlements Limited 
Independent Non-Executive Director 
Chair Risk Committee and Contracts & Pricing Committee 
Member Audit Committee, Capital Committee and Governance Committee 

Qualifications 
Diploma for the Company Directors Course, AICD, 
Graduate Certificate Business Administration (Exec), Monash Mt Eliza 
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney 
Bachelor of Economics (Economics/Accounting majors), University of Sydney 
Graduate of the Trustee Director Course, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees  

Gordon Brock

Gordon Brock

BEcon, MLL, GAICD, GAIST
Appointed by the Local Government Engineers Association (LGEA) on 31 August 2016

Committees 
Investment Committee, Member Services Committee (Chair) and Risk Committee 

Director 
Current Director of the Local Government Engineers Association (LGEA) 
Current Director of Professionals Australia (NSW) 

Qualifications 
Bachelor of Economics 
Masters in Labour Law 

Cr Declan Clausen

Cr Declan Clausen

MSc, BE, GAICD
Appointed by Local Government NSW on 26 March 2021 

Committees 
Governance, Remuneration and Nomination Committee, Member Services Committee, Risk Committee 

Councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor 
City of Newcastle (Councillor since February 2015 and Deputy Lord Mayor since September 2017) 

Executive Officer 
Executive Officer to the Managing Director of Hunter Water Corporation (since 2017) 

Qualifications 
Master of Science (Sustainable Urban Development) 
Harvard Bloomberg City Leadership Program, Harvard University 
Bachelor of Engineering 
Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) 

Cr Domenico Figliomeni 

Cr Domenico Figliomeni 

Post Graduate B.Mgt, B.Bus, Dip P.Admin, FCPA, FCILT, FECU, GAICD, GAIST
Appointed by Local Government NSW on 5 December 2017

Committees 
Governance, Remuneration and Nomination Committee (Chair), and Investment Committee 

Councillor 
Wollongong City Council (since September 2017) 

Chief Executive Officer 
NSW Ports Port Kembla (since June 2013) 

Qualifications 
Diploma in Public Administration, Bachelor of Business, Post Graduate Degree in Business Management, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors 

Cr Gregory (Greg) McLean

Cr Gregory (Greg) McLean

OAM GAICD GAIST (Advanced) 
Appointed by the United Services Union on 6 June 2018

Committees 
Audit and Compliance Committee, Member Services Committee, and Risk Committee 

Councillor 
Sutherland Shire Council 

Qualifications 

Graduate of the Trustee Director Course, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (GAIST)
Graduate of the Australian Institute Company Directors Course (GAICD)
Advanced Trustee Director Course,  Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (GAIST Adv)
Postgraduate Labour Law Course, University of Technology Sydney
Postgraduate Industrial Law Course, NSW Law Society 

Sandi Orleow 

Sandi Orleow 

BCom B.Acc CFA GAICD
Independent Director appointed 22 October 2019

Committees 
Investment Committee, Audit and Compliance Committee, and Member Services Committee  

Committee memberships 
Investment Advisory Board, ACT Treasury 
Investment Advisory Committee, Infrastructure Partners Investment Fund 
Director CFA Sydney Board 
Director, Chair Audit & Risk Committee – Pengana International Equities Ltd (ASX:PIA) 
Investment Committee, Over Fifty Guardian Friendly Society Ltd 

Qualifications 
Bachelor of Commerce 
Post Graduate Bachelor of Accounting 
Chartered Financial Analyst 
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors 

Our executive team  

Meet the Active Super executive leadership team. Every member of our diverse team plays a vital role in our continuing growth and success, and helping our members to get active with their super.   


Phil Stockwell

Phil Stockwell

Chief Executive Officer
FCA BComm BEcon MBA

"Active Super is a highly trusted brand based on a long-standing commitment to responsible investment, and our goal is to build on this reputation with the right products and services to continually improve our members’ retirement outcomes."

Phil Stockwell joined Active Super as Chief Executive Officer in 2019. Phil has over 20 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and Asia. Previously working for Eastspring Investments, the Pendal Group, Westpac and KPMG, he has held executive and senior management roles in funds management, banking, financial planning and strategy consulting.  

Phil is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

Donna Heffernan

Donna Heffernan

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), CPA

"Our focus is on long-term returns for our members as well as a truly sustainable future for our environment."

Donna Heffernan has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry, initially in accounting, auditing and taxation, and has held senior positions in both the private and government sectors. During the last 15 years, she has specialised in compliance and governance within the superannuation industry. Donna has been a member of the Board of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors since June 2019.

Andrew Gledhill

Andrew Gledhill

Chief Risk Officer
FAIST

Andrew Gledhill has over 35 years of expertise in the superannuation industry across both both retail and not-for-profit funds, and has held senior positions involving administration, business development and governance with a variety of organisations.  

Chantal Walker

Chantal Walker

Chief Digital and Marketing Officer
Bachelor of Business Science (Economics & Marketing)

"Active Super is one of the industry's 'best kept secrets'. The brand has long been associated with responsible investments and service delivery tailored to the local needs of its members. Its true members first approach continually ensures members' needs are not only understood but met.”

With over 25 years’ experience in brand building and marketing, Chantal Walker has gained broad experience across both start-up technology and leading brands in Australia, North America and South Africa. She has held senior marketing positions at Qantas, Foxtel, Telstra, Vodafone and HSBC. 

Craig Turnbull

Craig Turnbull

Chief Investment Officer
Bachelor of Economics, CFA

"When we make investments, we are really investing our members' future; so it's a very important responsibility." 

Craig Turnbull has worked in the investment sector for over 30 years as a portfolio manager, a fund manager and a chief investment officer, developing an expert understanding of both local and international equity markets. 

Craig joined the management team in July 2008. 

Heather Dawson

Heather Dawson

Chief Experience Officer
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)

“Each day we work to empower our members toward a better future.  We combine our award-winning responsible investing approach with a high quality, personalised experience to serve our members throughout their life journey.”

Heather has over 25 years of experience in the superannuation and retirement industries in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, including roles as a former Partner at Mercer and Managing Director at Russell Investments.

Peter Gilmore

Peter Gilmore

Chief Financial and Commercial Officer
Bachelor of Business, FCPA

“Our main aim as a super fund is to provide best quality outcomes for members and stakeholders, and my role is to develop and enhance the commercial platforms and the third-party relationships needed to achieve those outcomes.”

Peter has over 30 years’ post-qualification experience, including 20 years in banking and financial services with both global and member-based organisations. 

Tim Carmichael

Tim Carmichael

Head of Human Resources
Masters in Business Science (Stanford), Law Degree (LLB), Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

"The people of Active Super are united around our core values; Member Focus, High Performance, Collaboration, Integrity and Responsibility. It’s awesome to see the outcomes for members that this team delivers through the focus and agility this enables.”

With over 20 years’ experience in building highly engaged cultures, Tim has gained broad experience in HR and general management roles across both start-up digital environments and at scale. He has previously lead the HR function in Amazon Operations Australia, Open Colleges and Optus.