About Us

Who we are

 

Our superannuation products are issued by Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited.

Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (SPSL or Trustee) is the trustee for the

  • Suncorp Master Trust
  • Optimum Pooled Superannuation Trust
  • Connelly Temple Pooled Superannuation Trust
  • Suncorp Defined Benefit Fund.

SPSL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Suncorp Group Limited and has been granted a license by APRA to act as a superannuation trustee and to offer a MySuper product. SPSL is responsible for the operation of the funds under its trusteeship including ensuring that the funds comply with relevant legislation.

We have been delivering superannuation and retirement products for more than 20 years. We currently have over 250,000 customers with super and retirement products under the Suncorp and Asteron Life brands. We pay more than $7 million a month in retirement incomes to our superannuation customers. Through the products and services we provide, our employees strive to give our customers the confidence of knowing they are protected and their futures are brighter.

Suncorp Superannuation and Asteron Life are part of the Suncorp Group. Suncorp Group includes leading general insurance, banking, life insurance, superannuation and investment brands in Australia and New Zealand. The Group has around 16,000 employees and relationships with nine million customers. It is a Top 20 ASX listed company with over $93 billion in assets.
 


Our Trustee Board of Directors

James Evans

James is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (appointed 13 July 2009) and the Chair of the Board Audit Committee.
James is a qualified CPA, holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
James is currently the Chair of BT Investment Management Limited (and member of the Audit and Risk Committee) and a director of the Equigroup Group of Companies (and Chair of the Audit Committee), Hastings Funds Management Limited (and Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee), Macquarie Generation (and Chair of the Audit Committee) and Investa Wholesale Funds Management Limited (and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee).
James has forty years of corporate experience. His most recent executive role was as the Chief Risk Officer, Wealth Management with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he also held a number of other senior executive roles in insurance, finance and strategy.
Before joining the Commonwealth Bank in 1996, James was a senior executive with Lend Lease in the Property Investment Services Group, Prior to that, James held senior executive positions at GEC Australia and Grace Bros.

Kate Spargo

Kate is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Suncorp Portfolio Services (appointed 13 July 2009) and a member of the Board Audit Committee.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kate is currently the Chair of UGL Limited (and a member of the Health, Safety, Security & Environment Committee; the Risk & Audit Committee; and the Nomination & Remuneration Committee) and a director of Adairs Limited; Fletcher Building Limited; Sonic Healthcare Limited; SMEC Holdings Limited and CoInvest Limited. Kate is the Chair of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board and a member of the International Ethical Standards Board for Accountants.
Kate has over 30 years of corporate and legal experience, including business and consulting roles, advising in both strategy and governance. Before moving into broader business roles, Kate practiced both in prosecutions and in a partnership as a lawyer and was also a lecturer in law at the University of South Australia.

Jan Swinhoe

Jan is an independent Non-Executive Director of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (appointed 16 August 2013) and a member of the Board Audit Committee.
Jan holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia as well as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jan is currently a director of Mercer Superannuation Australia Limited; Mercer Investments Australia Limited; Australian Philanthropic Services and Athletics Australia.
Jan has over thirty years experience in the financial services sector in a career that spanned corporate superannuation, derivatives trading, capital markets origination and institutional relationship banking. The last sixteen years of her executive career were spent at Westpac where she held Global General Management positions within the Institutional Bank (twelve years) and also BT Financial Group (four years) where she led Westpac’s Private Bank.

 

Kathy Grigg

Kathy is an independent Non-Executive Director of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (appointed 27 July 2015) and a member of the Board Audit Committee.
Kathy has a Bachelor of Economics and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.
Kathy is currently a director of Australian Pork limited and Navy Health Limited. Kathy is also the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria; Council Member, Chair of the Investment Committee, Deputy Chair of Finance and Business Affairs Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of Deakin University; Deputy Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of Health Purchasing Victoria; and a member of the Finance Committee of Euroa Health.
Kathy has a broad business background and is an experienced non-executive director across a range of industries including financial services, agri-business and health..

Tony Wessling

Tony is an Executive Director of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (appointed 16 April 2014).

Tony holds an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Queensland.

Tony is the Executive General Manager of Product and Portfolio Management at Suncorp Life and has held similar roles looking after the Suncorp Group Strategy, mergers and acquisitions activity and more recently Suncorp Group Corporate Affairs activities.

Tony has over 16 years experience in strategy consulting, including senior roles in both Sydney and London for Booz and Company focusing on banking and insurance.

Jeremy Robson

Jeremy is an Executive Director of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (appointed 2 November 2015).
Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Jeremy joined Suncorp Life in March 2013 and prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer (Acting) in October 2015 was the CFO with responsibility for Financial Accounting and Reporting, Business Strategy and Analysis, Actuarial, Fund Services and Legal.
With over 20 years of CFO and senior managerial experience in Financial Services, covering Banking, Wealth and Professional Services, Jeremy brings with him deep industry insights, proven business leadership, partnering and transformation skills, and the ability to deliver on complex business negotiations with key external stakeholders.

Prior to joining Suncorp Jeremy held a number of senior roles with KPMG and AXA, and most recently ANZ where he was Deputy CFO and a director on the OnePath board.


Governance

The key components of the corporate governance structure of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (ABN 61 063 427 958, AFSL 237905, RSE Licence No L0002059) (SPSL) are explained in the following statements, policies and trust deeds. These documents are in PDF files which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

 

Governance Documents
Download the latest SPSL Governance Statement
Download the latest SPSL Register of Duties and Interests
Download the latest SPSL Proxy Voting Policy
Download the latest Suncorp Defined Benefit Fund Actuarial Review

 

Trust deeds
Download the latest Suncorp Defined Benefit Fund – Trust Deed
Download the latest Optimum Pooled Superannuation Trust – Trust Deed
Download the latest Connelly Temple Pooled Superannuation Trust
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Title & Governing Provisions
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 1
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 2
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 3
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 4
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 5
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 6
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 7
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 8
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 9
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 10
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 10b
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 10c
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 11
Download the latest Suncorp Master Trust – Division 12