Cbus Super announces new leadership roles


6  September 2023



Cbus Super is pleased to announce a significant reshaping of its Executive team to support the delivery of a refreshed strategy, with the creation of Chief Strategy, Transformation, Operating and People Officer roles for the $85 billion* fund.

The fund has also appointed a new Deputy Chief Investment Officer.

Cbus CEO Kristian Fok said the new appointments were crucial steps for enacting a renewed strategy for the fund: “I am proud to announce a refocussed executive team and the appointment of five new outstanding leaders at Cbus.

“The new roles and a re-invigorated business unit model will support the Fund’s future development, so Cbus is always the organisation we want and need to be for our members.

“We’ve had a period of growth through mergers that has increased our member base and our reach into the media, arts, print, energy and electrical sectors.

“We need to continue to be on the front foot about how we evolve Cbus, aligning our operational capabilities so we can set ourselves up for future growth and continued long term investment performance, and have a strategic focus on the way we work.

“I’m proud of the diversity the Fund has among our senior leaders and I’m proud to say we’ve been able to identify talent from within Cbus. We are driving strong leadership development within Cbus, and providing continuity and alignment with our values and culture as a member-centric specialist Fund.”

The new role of Chief Strategy Officer will be filled by Alexandra West who will expand her current portfolio as Chief Strategy Officer, Investments. Alexandra will be responsible for enterprise strategy and performance; enterprise positioning; and enterprise advocacy and public affairs.

Natalie Hannemann has been appointed to the new Chief Transformation Officer role to focus on operational excellence to service members and drive efficiency across the business.

Nancy Day is the Fund’s new Chief Operating Officer and will have responsibility for all support and enabling operating aspects of Cbus including investment enablement, finance and technology.

Justine Hartman has been appointed Chief People Officer, an elevated title to show the importance of our people being represented on the Executive team. As the Fund approaches its fortieth anniversary, the people, culture and employee experience are all critical for continued long-term success. 

Alexandra Campbell is the Fund’s new Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of Private Markets, reporting to Chief Investment Officer Brett Chatfield. Alexandra has been leading the Infrastructure and Private Market teams after joining Cbus three years ago. 


Alexandra West: Alexandra has been instrumental in the successful transformation of Cbus’ investment business strategy and model, and evolution of our portfolio of strategic investments in her seven years as Chief Strategy Officer, Investments for the Fund. She brings international leadership experience in financial services and superannuation – including roles with Fidelity Investments US, McKinsey & Company, Herbert Smith Freehills and the IFC/World Bank. 

Natalie Hannemann: Natalie is a member-centric executive with extensive experience transforming complex business environments and operating models. Since joining Cbus three years ago, she has held the role of Head of Service. For over two decades, Natalie has delivered transformation programs across the health insurance, not-for-profit and superannuation sectors, including in leadership roles at World Vision and Bupa. 

Nancy Day: As Cbus’ Chief Operating Officer (Investments) for the past five years, Nancy has led the investment enablement team and built capability to support greater investment internationalisation at Cbus. Nancy joined Cbus from JCP Investment Partners and has over 20 years’ experience working in the financial services and superannuation sector, leading a wide range of functions including business and investment operations, governance and risk management, finance and technology.

Justine Hartman: Justine has over 20 years of expertise in the superannuation industry and people and culture roles, joining Cbus from Superpartners. Justine has held People and Culture leadership roles at Cbus for nine years and has been Acting Group Executive People & Culture in 2023. She is dedicated to fostering growth and employee excellence, combined with a proven track record of enhancing organisational culture, diversity and talent.

Alexandra Campbell: Alexandra Campbell has extensive experience in private markets, having held senior roles in funds management and superannuation, as well as on the boards of key infrastructure assets. She has held senior positions at AustralianSuper, Avoca Capital Advisors and Hastings Funds Management, as well as having held multiple board positions, including for NSW Ports, Perth Airport, Northern Territory Airports, Queensland Airports, Port of Geelong and Metro Transport Sydney.


Media enquiries: Elisabeth Bowdler, 0412112374, elisabeth.bowdler@cbusuper.com.au


*As at 30 June 2023.

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Cbus is the leading Industry Super Fund representing those that help build and maintain Australia. As one of Australia’s largest super funds, we provide superannuation and income stream accounts to more than 910,000 members and we manage more than $85 billion of our members’ money (as at 30 June 2023). Our members include workers and retirees, their families and employers. As of April 2022, Cbus merged with Media Super and offers Media Super products. For more than 30 years Media Super has been the industry super fund for Print, Media, Entertainment and Arts, and broader creative industries. In May 2023 Cbus Super successfully completed its merger with EISS Super, welcoming 17,000 new members and establishing itself as the leading fund for energy and electrical workers in Australia.

Issued 6 September 2023, United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 as trustee for Construction and Building Unions Superannuation Fund (Cbus Super and/or Cbus) ABN 75 493 363 262.