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Directors and executives

Our Directors and Executive Team come from a wide range of backgrounds, many like yours. They’re brought together by a commitment to lead CSC towards its vision to be your trusted partner in achieving the retirement outcomes you deserve.

Our primary responsibility is to act in our members’ interests, to protect their retirement outcomes and to ensure that they and their families are in safe hands. Our directors bring diverse and extensive professional experience to CSC to achieve that goal. But above that, they also have a genuine understanding of our members, and are responsible for all aspects of management of the schemes, including the investment strategy and communication to stakeholders. 

Our Chair is independent and all directors are appointed by the Minister for Finance. Some directors are nominated by the Australian Council of Trade Unions and/or the Chief of the Defence Force. Other directors are appointed in consultation with the Defence Minister.

Mrs Patricia Cross

Chair of the Board

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Mrs Ariane Barker

Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee

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The Hon. Chris Ellison

Member of the Board Governance Committee and Chair of the Remuneration and HR Committee

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Ms Nadine Flood

Nominee of the President of the ACTU and Member of the Audit and Risk Committees

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Ms Winsome Hall

Nominee of the President of the ACTU and Member of the Board Governance, Remuneration and HR, and APS Reconsideration Advisory Committees

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Mr Garry Hounsell

Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Risk Committee

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Mr Sunil Kemppi

Nominee of the President of the ACTU

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Air Vice-Marshal Tony Needham AM

Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force, Deputy Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee, Deputy Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel

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Ms Peggy O'Neal

Member of the Board Governance and Remuneration and HR Committees, and Chair of the APS Reconsideration Advisory Commitee

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Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib, AM, CSC

Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force, Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee, Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel, Chair of the Risk Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

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Dr Michael John Vertigan, AC

Chair of the Board Governance Committee and Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee

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Corporate Governance

At CSC, we’re here to do right by you. We hold ourselves to stringent standards to make sure you can count on us to deliver results, be clear and stay fair in all our interactions.

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CSC prides itself as an organisation that delivers the things that matter most to our members. Our executive team aim to ensure that our members get the returns, services, and experience they deserve.

Peter Carrigy-Ryan - Chief Executive Officer

Alison Tarditi - Chief Investment Officer

Andy Young - Chief Operating Officer

Bronwyn McNaughton - Executive Manager, Corporate

Christine Pearce - Executive Manager, Member and Employer Services

Paul Abraham - Executive Manager, Investment Operations

Philip George - Executive Manager, Customer Operations 

Richard Hill - Executive Manager, Technology

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