People

The Intrust Super team

 

Brendan O’Farrell
Chief Executive Officer

Brendan joined Intrust Super in May 2005 as Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the overall management of the fund and providing advice to the Board of Directors. He passionately believes education is critical in super due to the ever changing nature of the industry.

“At Intrust Super, we are constantly challenged with finding innovative ways to inform our members about the benefits of superannuation. Our goal is to help members understand the importance super will play in their lives and to feel in control of its growth.”

Brendan has worked in the superannuation industry for more than 25 years in various roles including General Manager positions with corporate and government funds. He is also a current Board Director of the Sisters of Mercy Staff Superannuation Scheme.

Brendan holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), a Diploma of Superannuation Management (Dip SM) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He has also completed a strategic management course through the Wharton Business School and is a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (FASFA) and Trustee Fellow of Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (TFASFA).

 

South-East Queensland Office
Daryl Whittaker
Executive Manager, Service and Sales

Daryl joined Intrust Super in August 2014 and brings over 25 years’ experience in the finance, investment and superannuation sectors to the role.

Prior to joining Intrust Super, Daryl held positions in superannuation business development and client service across a range of industries- including the Hospitality and Sporting sectors – and was responsible for providing employers and members with innovative and effective superannuation solutions.

At Intrust Super, Daryl is responsible for the management of the Client Service and Sales team.

Daryl is RG 146 compliant, holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), a Diploma of Superannuation Management (Dip SM) and is a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (FASFA) and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (FAIST).

Contact Daryl
Phone: 0448 528 647
Email: dwhittaker@intrust.com.au

 

Michelle Green
Senior Client Services Manager

Michelle joined Intrust Super in October 2015 and brings over 10 years experience in the finance, banking and superannuation sectors to the role.

Prior to joining Intrust Super, Michelle held numerous positions with Macquarie Bank and prior to this held specialised roles within the superannuation industry. Michelles previous leadership roles focused heavily on the provision of exceptional client service and innovative solutions.

At Intrust, Michelle leads the team of the client service managers, who form part of the wider Service and Sales team.

Michelle is RG146 compliant and holds Diplomas of Financial Services (Financial Services, Superannuation and Risk Management).

Contact Michelle
Phone: 0408 196 283
Email: mgreen@intrust.com.au

 

North Queensland Office
Rhonda Coghlan
Business Development Manager, North and Central Queensland and Northern Territory

Rhonda Joined Intrust Super in November 2015. She has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, including but not limited to financial planning, small business management and branch management in banking.

Rhonda enjoys being able to help people understand financial services by taking away the jargon and explaining the industry in plain English. By making superannuation simple for both employers and employees, Rhonda ensures to find the best possible solution for all situations.

Rhonda is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors GAICD, and is a Commissioner for DeclarationsQLD.

Contact Rhonda
Phone: 0419 650 994
Email: rcoghlan@intrust.com.au

 

New South Wales Office
Mal Gordon
Business Development Manager, Sydney

Mal has had over 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Previous to joining Intrust Super, Mal held Business Development and Account Management positions with ANZ Financial Planning and Commonwealth Bank Financial Planning.

At Intrust Super Mal will be responsible for providing employer solutions to new and existing clients in the NSW/ACT regions.

Mal is RG146 compliant, holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Planning Association of Australia and a Certificate of Superannuation Management. Mal is also a Justice of the Peace. With these qualifications and extensive experience he is well qualified to help clients achieve their superannuation-related goals.

Contact Mal
Phone: 0405 174 242
Email: mgordon@intrust.com.au

 

Directors

Intrust Super was established in 1988 as a joint initiative of the Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) and United Voice Qld State Branch (formerly the Liquor, Hospitality Miscellaneous Workers Union Qld Branch). Employee and employer directors of Intrust Super are equally represented on the Trustee Board, with three Member Representatives appointed by United Voice and three Employer Representatives appointed by QHA.

Both the QHA and United Voice Qld State Branch may remove any director they themselves have appointed by notice in writing.

 

Gary Bullock
Chairperson

Gary Bullock grew up in the Bayside suburbs of Brisbane. He worked in the hospitality and public sector before taking up a position at Taubmans Paints. While working in the paint industry, Gary joined United Voice (Qld branch), formerly the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU Qld branch), becoming a delegate before taking up a full-time position as organiser. He is currently Branch Secretary.

In his free time Gary enjoys boating, fishing and four-wheel-driving.

 

Justin O’Connor
Director

Justin O’Connor is the Chief Executive of the Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) and was appointed a member of Intrust Super’s Trustee Board in 2007. The QHA is the peak industry body for the hotel and hospitality industries in Queensland. Its primary objective is to bring about legislative, regulatory and industry outcomes that are favourable to the interests of its members and the wider hotel, hospitality and tourism industries.

The association also provides a range of services to members including employment relations, human relationsand industrial relations advice and services, as well as vocational and industry training, workplace health and safety services and business development assistance.

Against this background, Justin sees the availability of a high-quality, Queensland-based industry superannuation fund such as Intrust Super as being of significant benefit for all participants in Queensland’s hotel and hospitality industries.

“Our employers, staff members and industry stakeholders know that Intrust Super has competitive fees, high standards and excellent long-term returns for members, and they value their ability to participate in the fund.”

Justin is a former senior Queensland public official, having been appointed as Chief Executive of the Office of the Queensland Governor from 1995 to 2005. Before that, Justin was a commissioned officer in the Australian Army, having graduated from the Royal Military College in 1975. He was born and raised in Coonamble, New South Wales, and now lives in Brisbane with his wife, Heather, and their three children.

Justin has a Bachlelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.

 

Fiona Scalon
Director

As Operations Coordinator for Australia’s hospitality industry union, United Voice (Qld branch), formerly the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (Qld branch), Fiona Scalon commands a wealth of experience and knowledge of the issues facing employees and employers in the sector. With over 120,000 United Voice members, Fiona oversees the day-to-day operations of a large and powerful membership-based organisation, placing her well to act as Trustee Director of Intrust Super.

“The workplace is rapidly changing and, for organisations engaged with workers and employers, it’s not good enough just to keep up. That’s why it’s important that Intrust Super continues to be at the cutting edge of innovation in superannuation. We have a true ‘service first’ culture and are dedicated to providing our members and employers with the highest level of quality service and support.”

Fiona has worked tirelessly to ensure that workplaces in the sector offer safe and rewarding jobs. As a Trustee, Fiona brings this passion to superannuation, ensuring that Intrust Super contributes to a positive future for everyone involved in the industry.

 

Jim Stewart
Director

Mr Jim Stewart has a long and highly respected history as a key member of a very successful hotel industry family.

He has served on many different Boards in the past, such as Queensland Government advisory panels as well as the Boards of the Queensland Hotels Association and the Australian Hotels Association for more than 20 years including terms as President of both organisations. Jim has been honoured with a Life Membership of both associations and has also had an extensive and impeccable record of community service over many years.

Jim has been responsible for day-to-day management of staff, financing, marketing, governance and industry compliance. He carries this vast experience into his role as an Intrust Super Director, an office he has held previously.

Jim has a Bachelor of Business and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Troy Burton
Director

Troy is the founding director of Reveille Strategy Pty Ltd, an organisation focussed on the delivery of campaign and communication services to a range of political, industrial and non-government organisation clients.  Holding a Bachelor of Arts, Troy has extensive experience in working for a number of union organisations, most recently as the National Assistant Secretary of United Voice between 2006 and 2013.  Troy brings to Intrust Super strong governance and Board expertise having been a director of Host Plus between 2010 and 2013 and a member of the Investor Advisory Board of Lend Lease APPF between 2011 and 2013.