Workplace mental health organisation SuperFriend has appointed Katherine Kaspar and Maria Falas to its expert advisory committee as partner fund representative and non-partner industry representative respectively.
Kaspar, Meat Industry Employees’ Superannuation Fund chief executive and Falas, ClearView head of life strategy and transformation, would act as advisors for the SuperFriend board and management.
SuperFriend chief executive, Margo Lydon, said she was thrilled to welcome Kaspar and Falas to the team, saying they will add a wealth of valuable knowledge in the finance and mental health space.
“Offering nearly 25 years’ experience in the superannuation industry in a variety of management and customer-facing roles, Katherine will bring a trustee lens to the committee, as well as a unique insight into the meat worker sector, enabling her to speak directly on the high-risk cohort of members,” Lydon said.
Following several years as a practicing lawyer with Ebsworth & Ebsworth, then Ashurst, Maria Falas would re-join the committee with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including three years as head of mental health and wellness at ANZ Wealth and Zurich.
Lydon said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Maria back to the team – having been a tireless advocate in the financial services sector for mental health awareness and support services over several years working closely with SuperFriend, Maria has led many industry-first initiatives with great success.”