David Plumb was appointed as a director of the Superannuation Boards in 2011; he served as Chairman of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee from 2011 to November 2015 and serves on the Board Investment Committee. David was appointed as Chairman of the Superannuation Boards on 16 November 2015.
David has more than 28 years' financial services experience, having operated at a Director, Executive and Adviser level principally within the superannuation, funds management, advice and insurance sectors.
In addition to his roles with BT, David is currently a Director on the Board of Insurance and Care NSW, serves on the Compliance Committee for Blackrock Investment Management and consults to organisations on Finance, Strategy and Organisational Change. David is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Master of Economics – Professional Accounting from Macquarie University.
Lorraine Berends was appointed as a director of the Superannuation Boards in 2014. She chairs the Board Investment Committee and serves on the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
Lorraine has worked for over 30 years in the Australian financial services industry, specialising in superannuation and funds management.
Lorraine served on the Board of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) for 12 years (including 3 years as Chair) and the Board of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA australia) for 13 years (including 7 years as Chair). Lorraine was awarded Life membership of ASFA in November 2009 "in recognition of exceptional service to the industry".
Lorraine joined Marvin & Palmer Associates, a U.S. based global equity manager, in May 2000 with responsibility for Marvin & Palmer’s business in Australia and Asia. Lorraine was appointed the first non-US principal of Marvin & Palmer Associates in July 2001. In prior roles Lorraine consulted to superannuation funds and other institutional investors.
Lorraine is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, a Fellow of ASFA, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, Melbourne. Lorraine is a Specialist Member on the Investment Committee of QSuper.
Michael Cottier was appointed as a Director of the Superannuation Boards in November 2015 and serves as Chairman of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Michael is an experienced financial service professional with expertise in finance and taxation. Michael’s most recent Executive role was as CFO, QSuper Limited. Michael has also worked at QIC Limited and Suncorp Group Limited.
Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants ANZ (FCA), and holds a Masters in Taxation from The University of Queensland.
Michael is on the Boards of Stadiums Queensland (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee), Metro Arts, Queensland Teachers Union Health Limited (chair of Risk Committee), and Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Limited (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee), and previously served as a member of the ASFA Governance & Regulatory Council.
Jane was appointed as a director of the Superannuation Boards in February 2016. She serves on the Investment Committee and the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Jane has more than 25 years business leadership experience, predominantly in financial services. She retired from her role as Chief Executive Officer, Qantas Super, in December 2015 and was previously Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Treasury and Securities Services Australia and New Zealand. In March 2011 Jane was recognised as the Custodian Banker of the Year in the Asset Asian Awards and in November 2010, she was inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders in New York. Jane’s earlier career included roles as General Manager People and Chief Operations Officer for AXA’s Australia and New Zealand franchise and Associate Director of KPMG Management Consulting.
Jane has previously held board positions with the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) where she chaired the Policy Committee and served on the Member Services Committee, National Mutual Superannuation Pty Ltd, National Mutual Staff Superannuation Plan, J.P. Morgan Nominees Australia Limited, the Victorian Arts Centre and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Jane is currently a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board where she chairs the Risk Sub-Committee and serves on the Risk and Audit Board and the Employment Plus Board. She is a Director of the Sydney Financial Forum.
Jane was educated at Macquarie University, Sydney, and holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as a Diploma of Education.