Super SA Chief Executive, Dascia Bennett, to step down after a 5 and a half‑year tenure

12 July 2023
The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) together with the Board Chairman of Super SA, today announced that Super SA Chief Executive, Dascia Bennett, has made a personal decision to step down from her role after extending her contract to embed Fund Selection and Limited Public Offer (LPO).

Das has made an exceptional contribution to the $36 billion superannuation fund as CE since December 2017 and says she is incredibly proud of the legacy she leaves.

“I have made a difficult personal decision to step down from my role as CE at Super SA, as I felt it was time for me to return to Sydney to be in the same state as my partner who has been incredibly supportive of me in my tenure at Super SA”.

“I extended my time with the Fund to ensure we had successfully embedded Fund Selection, which was critical for staff and members and I am pleased to leave the organisation in the best possible position having just entered a competitive environment.”

“For more than five years, the Board and I have focused on modernising the Fund, ensuring a robust governance approach, delivering the ICAC recommendations and uplifting its technology capabilities”.

“I am extremely proud of how far Super SA has come and it has been a privilege to work alongside a team who are so dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for members – putting them at the heart of everything they do.”

“It has been an honour to work with government, Funds SA and other key stakeholders to make a positive contribution to this historic South Australian Fund”.  

Patrick McAvaney will step in as Acting Chief Executive from Monday, 17 July, placing the organisation in safe hands whilst the search for a new CE commences.