Our people have all been selected for their specialist knowledge of institutional, master trust and complex corporate superannuation, coupled with a personal propensity for innovation, flexibility and efficiency.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Peterson is a senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with a particular focus on asset management. Andrew has held roles in executive leadership, sales, research, compliance, and product development roles across the retail and wholesale sectors at organisations such as Required Financial Services, Aviva Investors/Antares Equities, Timbercorp and IOOF. Andrew started his career as a tax lawyer with Arthur Anderson, Minter Ellison and State Street Limited and has forged a reputation as a commercially focused, results driven, strategic executive.
Andrew joined the Diversa Trustees board in June 2019 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Andrew is also an executive director of CCSL Limited, Tidswell Financial Services Ltd, Responsible Entity Partners Limited, Certes CT Pty Ltd and Certes CT (NSW) Pty Ltd, and Certes SPV Management Pty Ltd.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Law degree from Monash University.
Robert has over 40 years of experience in the superannuation and financial services industry. In that time, he has held roles in executive management, administration, technical services, consulting, sales, licence developments and investments. His experience includes work with industry funds, master trusts, corporate funds, and self-managed superannuation funds.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Economics degree as well as a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. He has also completed Modules 1 – 7 of the Diploma of Financial Planning.
Chief Financial Officer
Darran has in excess of 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with a particular focus in funds and investment management. Darran has held executive leadership roles in the past, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles in a number of global hedge funds. He has also held Directorship positions during this time with several funds management companies.
Darran is a leader who has worked successfully with Boards, senior management and teams to develop and drive the strategic and operational goals of the organisation. In particular, he has successfully navigated businesses through all economic cycles, periods of growth and contraction.
Darran is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a Fellow Member of Governance Institute Australia (FGIA), and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Head of Product and Services
Rachel has had over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry across investment banking, funds management and financial advice. She has had a focus in investment research and compliance. She has held senior leadership positions as well as being the company secretary of a listed company.
Rachel is also the Company Secretary for Tidswell Financial Services Ltd, Responsible Entity Partners Limited, Certes CT Pty Ltd and Certes CT (NSW) Pty Ltd, and Certes SPV Management Pty Ltd. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Economics, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. She is Fellow of FINSIA.
Senior Account Executive
Josh has had almost 20 years’ experience in the superannuation industry and has been with the Trustee since 2007. Josh has held a leadership role since 2018, leading a team of Account Executives focused on driving better member outcomes for members of high growth platform clients.
Josh is highly experienced in superannuation wrap platforms, product management, client service management, fund administration and investment governance.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts Marketing and Psychology degree from Deakin University.
Senior Account Executive
Simon has worked in the superannuation industry for 21 years and is highly experienced in superannuation operations and administration with extensive hands-on knowledge of highly complex corporate superannuation funds, insurance funds and master trusts.
Simon has been with the Trustee since 2006 and has been closely involved with the onboarding of a number of superannuation funds and managing a multitude of different service providers to the superannuation industry.
Simon holds a Certificate IV in Human Resources and has completed his RG146 in Superannuation.