Meet our customer service team
Allyson leads the way in delivering seamless and fundamental services for Senior Australians. She feels especially rewarded by knowing the positive impact Retirement Essentials has on people’s lives when customers are receiving their Age Pension. A close second to the love for her family, is her support for the GWS Giants (NSW’s other AFL team!!).
Shayna loves knowing she’s integral in taking the stress off the shoulders of senior Australians. Knowing they have someone on their side in getting their Age Pension, something that they have worked hard for and deserve, gives her immense job satisfaction. When she’s not exercising her green thumb on weekends, Shayna can be found on Sydney beaches.
Astrid is focused on providing personal, straightforward and accessible support for everyday retiring Australians. She’s driven by hearing her customer’s happy voice saying “Centrelink approved the application!” and knowing she’s been instrumental in bringing about a positive outcome. On weekends Astrid likes touring regional NSW on her motorbike.
Retirement Essentials is a wholly owned subsidiary of SuperEd. Founded in 2012, SuperEd was developed by senior financial services professionals Jeremy Duffield and Hugh Morrow.
SuperEd comprises a team of experienced financial, technology and marketing professionals at the forefront of their industries. Delivering direct benefit to everyday Australians while focussing on member experience has been the core focus of both Retirement Essentials and SuperEd.
Jeremy DuffieldChairman & Co-founder
Jeremy's proudest moments are coaching and advising members on their retirement journey through to financial literacy. Having founded Vanguard Australia, he became fascinated with “better decision-making” and believes digital advice enables that. A true financial stalwart, he rivals the Energiser Bunny in ideas and enthusiasm.
Hugh MorrowCEO & Co-founder
Hugh believes the vast majority of Australians aren't getting their spending balance right, because of fears they'll burn through their pension savings. A comprehensive tech obsessive, Hugh believes in solving tangible, real-world problems and is determined to help retirees access affordable financial advice online.
James CoyleChief Customer Officer
James brings his vast marketing knowledge and background in superannuation to SuperEd. He's passionate about simplifying member engagement between financial institutions and the everyday public. If he's not presenting strategic plans in a boardroom, this self-confessed chicken fancier can be found chasing his dogs in a forest.
Alison SquireHead of Advice
Alison eats, lives and breathes compliance. She'll click on those links most people ignore, loves the fine print and obsesses over detail. Basically, if she were a goalie, you can be certain she'll chase everything down and make sure nothing gets past her. In her spare time you can find her cheering madly for the Springboks.
Mikhail TupitsynFinancial Engineer
With a background in developing business intelligence software, analytics and data mining, Mikhail is our resident mathematical grand poobah. Developing and conceptualising financial models, he's written a number of academic publications. From a mountain town in Russia his accent gives him a deserved gravitas.
Tom FahrerDigital Producer
He might look like Thor, but this fresh faced financial wiz straddles the line between building digital projects and developing marketing strategies. A Product Owner at heart he's even built an App or two along the way. With a deep interest in economic principles, he loves interpreting data and unpacking human behaviour.
Neil BilasDigital Producer
Neil's spent an entire career working in content strategy, media development, marketing and end user design. Having forged a career in Advertising agencies, Production companies and with a feature film under his belt, he's never more happy when merging function with design and building things he can sign his name to.