We apologise to our members for the extended hold/wait times and delays to withdrawals from defined benefit accounts. We expect to resolve most issues by the end of May 2022 and are confident the majority will be resolved much sooner. Please read our service update for more information.

Also note: The ESSSuper mobile app has been updated and is available to download. Visit our Members Online web page for more details.

Executive Team

May 25 2022

Our executive team has extensive experience, knowledge and plays a fundamental role in delivering the best possible retirement outcomes to our members. Here’s a little bit of information about who they are and why they’re perfect for running your fund.

David Daley: Acting Chief Executive Officer

David Daley

David was appointed Acting CEO in December 2021 after initially joining the organisation as General Manager Member Engagement in 2018.

David has more than 29 years of experience in financial Services, with over 18 of those years in the superannuation arena. His background includes roles as a senior executive within member-based organisations. In his most recent role, he oversaw the contact centre operations that supported industry superannuation funds, such as AustralianSuper, HESTA and Cbus. David is a firm believer in building high performance cultures in order to drive success in member services. He is passionate about member experience, and also serves on the advisory board for IQPC Contact Centre Week.

David holds qualifications in Operations, Contact Centre Strategy, Learning and Development and Superannuation.

Akshat Gaur: General Manager Trustee Services

Akshat Gaur

Akshat joined ESSSuper in January 2022, and leads the organisation's Technology, Vendor Management, Data, and Integration teams.

With over 19 years' experience delivering and leading technology and digital transformations in Australia, UK, India, and USA, Akshat has held multiple technology roles in the superannuation, telecom, and consulting industries.

Akshat is an MBA and holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications. He also holds multiple industry certifications and has successfully completed executive courses from MIT Sloan.

Bruce Garner: General Manager Corporate Services

Bruce Garner

Bruce joined ESSSuper in January 2018 as Manager Fund Accounting and was promoted to the new GM Corporate Services in September 2019 to lead the organisation's Finance, People and Culture, and Technology teams.

For the past 20 years, Bruce has worked in financial services and has held senior roles at Mercer, Cbus (including Cbus Property) and Superpartners. His background has covered superannuation, financial and management accounting, investment operations, direct and indirect tax, property, crediting rates and unit pricing.

Bruce is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

Daniel Selioutine: Head of Investments

Daniel Selioutine

Daniel joined ESSSuper in June 2018 and leads the organisation's Investments function.

Daniel has spent the past eight years working for Frontier, a leading Australian asset consultant. During his time at Frontier he held a number of roles, including Head of Currency and was a member of the Capital Markets and Asset Allocation team. Prior to Frontier, Daniel worked for Antipodean Capital Management, as a currency analyst.

Daniel holds a First Class Honours degree in Finance from the University of Melbourne and is a CFA Charterholder. He has also facilitated lectures to students undertaking their CFA exams.

Duncan Winton: General Manager Member Strategy

Duncan Winton

Duncan was promoted to the role of GM Member Strategy in June 2019 and leads ESSSuper's Strategy & Insights, Product, and Marketing, Brand, & Communications teams.

Duncan is responsible for how ESSSuper effectively engages with members in a dynamic superannuation landscape. Duncan stepped into this role after two years as the Manager Commercial and Performance for ESSSuper.

Duncan has worked across a variety of industries, and companies including ESG, where he was General Manager Commercial, ANZ Bank, Superpartners and CSC. His background includes superannuation, commercial management, business transformation and accounting.

Duncan is a qualified CPA with an Economics Degree from Monash University.

Felicity Brasher: Acting General Manager Member Engagement

Felicity Brasher

Since joining ESSSuper in April 2019, Felicity was promoted to Manager, Member Advice in January 2020, and was appointed Acting General Manager Member Engagement in December 2021. In this role, Felicity leads the organisation's Financial Advice, Education, Member Service Centre, Claims & Insurance, and Transitional Administration teams.

Felicity has more than 29 years of experience in the financial services industry, with over 15 years in people leadership roles. Starting her career in financial advice with Deloitte Financial Services in 1994, Felicity has since worked with other large financial institutions such as NAFM, MLC, and BT where she held senior roles such as Paraplanning Operations Manager, Business Consulting Manager, and Regional Manager (Advice).

Felicity holds qualifications in Business Administration and Financial Advice.

Liz Tromans: General Manager Legal, Risk and Compliance

Liz Tromans

Liz joined ESS Super in January 2022 as General Manager, Legal Risk & Compliance and the Board Secretary.

With over 30 years' experience in financial and commercial services, Liz has held senior roles at NAB, Corrs Lawyers, PwC and Australia Post. Liz is a trusted governance professional and company secretary with legal, finance (tax) and enterprise-wide business experience (public and private sector, local and international jurisdictions). In her last role she was Head of Governance & Risk and the Company Secretary of the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme.

Liz is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors, an Australian Lawyer and a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. She has a Masters of Commercial Law, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Bachelor of Economics.

Monica Cimera: Head of Human Resources

Monica Cimera

After starting with ESSSuper in December 2019 as Manager, Human Resources, Monica was promoted to lead the organisation's Human Resources and Organisational Development functions in December 2021.

Monica has more than 20 years of experience in human resources across a number of industries including FMCG with the Fosters Group, education, and financial services across both the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience with leading organisations and their people through times of heightened change and transition. Prior to joining the ESSSuper business Monica held leadership roles in HR Operations at First State Superannuation and at Chisholm Institute of TAFE as the Head of People & Culture.

Monica holds qualifications in both human resources and leadership.


Records and registers

Register of Relevant Interests (PDF 247.1KB)

Record of relevant interests held by ESSSuper Executives as at February 2022.