Executive Team

August 19 2018

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.

Mark Puli: Chief Executive Officer


Mark was appointed CEO in January 2012 after initially joining the organisation as CFO in November 2009.

For the past 25 years, Mark has worked in financial services and has held senior roles at Aviva Australia, Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Mercer. His solid background has also covered superannuation, investment platforms, funds management, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product development and accounting.

Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and of CPA Australia, with a Masters Degree in Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne, and both post graduate and undergraduate qualifications in industrial relations and economics. He is also a member of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia and is a staff elected Board member of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustee.

Alison Anthony: General Manager Governance


Alison joined ESSSuper in April 2015 with 28 years' experience in many aspects of financial services, including actuarial, product, investment management, legal, compliance and risk.

Her career history includes senior management roles at Vanguard, Aviva and Norwich Union. Most recently she has been working at Energy Australia as Group General Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Information Management and Policy.

Alison has formal qualifications as a lawyer, with a Science degree from the University of Melbourne (majoring in Mathematics and Physics), together with a Diploma of Financial Services and an actuarial background. Alison is currently undertaking a Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne.

Mike Cormack: General Manager People and Culture


Mike joined ESSSuper in 2013 and leads the organisation's Human Resources and Organisational Development functions.

Mike has more than 20 years experience in the HR space. His background includes roles within the financial services industry including roles with ING, Colonial First State and MLC. More recently he has held senior HR roles in large not-for-profit organisations, including The Fred Hollows Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. His experience also includes several years working internationally in Cambodia and other developing countries.

Mike holds qualifications in human resource management and coaching psychology, and is a member of AHRI.

Records and registers

Register of Relevant Interests (PDF 128.1KB)

Record of relevant interests held by ESSSuper Executives and Senior Managers as at 17 July 2018.