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 these goals. 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.

Mr Garry Hounsell

Chair of the Board, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Board Governance Committee, Member of the Risk Committee.

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Mrs Ariane Barker

Member of the Board Governance Committee, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Risk Committee, Member of the Member Outcomes Committee

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Ms Melissa Donnelly

Nominee of the President of the ACTU, Member of the Board Governance Committee, Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee

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The Hon. Chris Ellison

Chair of the Remuneration and HR Committee, Chair of the APS Reconsideration Committee, Member of the member Outcomes Committee

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Air Vice-Marshal Tony Needham AM

Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force, Chair of the Member Outcomes Committee, Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee, Deputy Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee, Deputy Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel

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Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib, AM, CSC, FAICD

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

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Mr Alistair Waters

Nominee of the President of the ACTU, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Risk Committee, Member of the APS Reconsideration Committee, Member of the Member Outcomes Committee

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Ms Juliet Brown OAM

Employer Representative

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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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