We farewell two outstanding Directors

After 15 years of dedicated service to Qantas Super, 14 of those as Chairman, Anne Ward will be stepping down from the Qantas Super Board at the end of May 2019. Anne has worked tirelessly with the Board and executive office to make improvements to the organisation for the benefit of members. With her extensive experience in the financial services sector and as a professional company director, Anne has guided Qantas Super through market cycles and substantial regulatory change to leave the fund in great shape for the future.

As announced in November 2018, we were saddened by the passing of Paul Costello whose devotion to serving Qantas Super’s members remained strong even in his final weeks.

And we welcome two new directors designate

Since Paul’s passing and Anne’s decision to step down, the Qantas Group and Qantas Super have worked closely to identify individuals with terrific skills and experience to fill these two important positions. We are pleased to announce that John Atkin and Lorraine Berends have accepted offers to join the Board as company-appointed directors designate. The Qantas Super Board consists of five member-elected directors and five company-appointed directors.

About John

John has a strong legal and corporate governance background spanning 37 years. In his career John has been the CEO of The Trust Company Limited and Blake Dawson, and a director on the boards of ASX listed companies, APRA regulated companies, and not for profit entities. In November 2018, John was elected Chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

About Lorraine

Lorraine is an actuary and investment specialist with over 35 years of experience. In addition to executive roles at National Mutual and Marvin & Palmer Associates, Lorraine has served on the boards of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia and the Investment Management Consultants Association (now the CIMA Society of Australia). She is currently a director on a range of boards including BT Financial Group’s superannuation board and is a member of QSuper’s Investment Committee.


Qantas Super’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Clancy said, “On behalf of our members, the Board and the team at Qantas Super, I’d like to thank Anne for her unwavering commitment over the years and extend a warm welcome to our new directors designate. We’re thrilled to have candidates of such high calibre and look forward to John and Lorraine helping our members feel confident in their financial future so they can enjoy retirement.”

The Qantas Super Board is expected to formally approve John’s appointment in March 2019 and Lorraine’s appointment in May 2019.