Our people

As an industry super fund, LUCRF Super is run only to benefit members.

We are committed to attracting and retaining talented staff, capable of providing the highest standard of service to our members.

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Our Board of Directors

LUCRF Super is governed by the trustee of the fund, L.U.C.R.F Pty Ltd.

The trustee acts in the best interests of all members and obtains professional independent advice to assist in achieving the fund’s objectives.

Member Representatives
Chairman - Tim Kennedy
Date started 11/02/2004
National Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).
Member, ISA Advisory Council (September 2016 – present)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
  • Master of Arts (Int. Relations)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
Paul Richardson
Date started 12/12/2010
Assistant National Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
Caterina Cinanni
Date started 24/04/2010
National Education & Campaign Coordinator/ National President, National Union of Workers (current).
  • Bachelor of Econ. & Commerce
  • Post Grad. of Labour Law
  • Cert. IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
Sam Roberts
Date started 19/06/2014
General Branch Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).
  • Bachelor of Laws

Susan Allison
Date started 27/02/2018
Assistant Victorian Branch Secretary, National Union of Workers (current).

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
Employer Representatives
Deputy Chairman - Ted Eftimiadis  
Date started 31/12/2006
Director, Midas Insurance Brokers (current).
25 years' experience in executive roles with large organisations such as ACI, Bonlac Foods and Pacific Brands. 
  • Dip. Business Studies (Human Resources) 
  • Grad. Dip. Industrial Relations 
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst of Company Directors 
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Insurance Broking)
Phillip Caris
Date started 09/05/2016
Group General Manager, Human Resources, Graincorp Ltd (2015 – current).
25 years' experience in large and medium-sized organisations across a range of industries and countries, including Coates Hire, TNT and Coca-Cola Amatil.
  • Bachelor of Arts
Craig Taylor
Date started 30/03/2016
HR Director, Australia/New Zealand, Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd (2012 – current).
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Grad. Dip. Industrial Relations
  • Cert. IV in Assessment & Workplace Training 

Zivile Mockute 
Date started 22/05/2017
Chief Financial Officer – Adecco, Australia
Over ten years' experience in corporate accounting, management and financial analysis across a range of organisations.

  • Master of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Studies
  • Diploma of Business Management
  • Member of CPA

Joseph Di Leo
Date started 1/03/2018
Over 40 years' business experience, with 12 years as the managing director of Allied Mills Australia, with previous experience as the chief operating officer of Graincorp and in multiple senior roles in the rail freight industry.

  • Master of Business in Accounting and Finance
  • Fellow of Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
Independent Directors
Ann Byrne  
Date started 01/01/2015
Compliance Committee Independent Member, Blackrock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd (present).
Director and Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee, Oxfam Australia Ltd (current).
CEO, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, Ltd, (May 2008 – October 2013).
CEO, Unisuper, 2000 – 2008.
CEO, Superannuation Trust of Australia, 1993 – 2000.
  • Harvard Business School, Leadership Program 
  • Grad. Dip. Superannuation and Human Resource Development
  • Higher Dip. Teaching Secondary (Deakin University)
  • Fellow of Aust. Inst. of Company Directors 
  • Fellow of AIST
Judith Smith  
Date started 01/01/2015
Member of Investment Committee, Industry Funds Management (2005 to present).
Head of Private Equity (1998 – October 2013) National Mutual Funds Management (1984 – 1995)
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors 
  • Master of Applied Finance 
  • Securities Institute. Dip. 
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
Non-Executive Investment Committee
Greg Nolan
Investment Committee Member
Date started 15/03/2016
  • Bachelor of Economics and Politics
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors

Details about director attendance over the last seven years can be found here.

Appointment to the board

The procedure for appointing directors is set out in the fund’s Trust Deed and Rules. The general secretary of the National Union of Workers nominates member representatives in writing. Employer representatives and independent directors are appointed on the recommendations of nominating committees.

Our Executive Team

The Executive team has authority for planning and managing the activities of LUCRF Super.

Charlie Donnelly
Chief Executive Officer
Date started 28/7/2014
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Grad. of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
Leigh Gavin
Head of Investments Date
started 17/05/2016
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Grad. Dip. App. Fin & Investment
  • Masters of App. Fin & Investment

Therese Kenny
Chief Financial Officer
Date started 9/10/2017

  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • CA Program, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
Carl Michael
Chief Technology Officer
Date started 24/08/2015
  • MBA (Technology Management)
  • Master of Strategic Foresight
  • Certificate of Computer Programming
  • B.Sc (Physics, Maths)
  • Australian Computer Society Certified Professional and Senior Member
  • Enterprise Architecture Framework Certification
Nicole Schimmel
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Date started 10/08/2011
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Master of Tax
Antony Thow
Chief Operating Officer
Date started 3/05/2010
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Admitted to legal practice
  • Dip. Fin. Services (Fin. Planning)
  • Fellow of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors