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Your team

James Thomas - Chief Executive Officer

James Thomas has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at AMIST Super.

James has extensive experience in the superannuation industry, joining AMIST Super after senior roles with FuturePlus Financial Services where he had been Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Client Services.

Jack Sullivan - General Manager, Operations

Jack Sullivan is responsible for the oversight and management of services outsourced by the AMIST Super Trustee. He is also a Responsible Officer under the Trustee’s Australian Financial Services Licence.

Almost 30 years' experience in the superannuation industry in various roles; holder of an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Superannuation), a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and an ASFA Accredited Investment Fiduciary.

Murray Rutherford - Head of Investment, Head of Governance

A Financial Services professional with almost 20 years' experience in regulation, licensing, compliance, product development, product administration, investments and futures trading.

Leonie Curtis - Marketing & Communications Manager

Leonie Curtis has over 22 years of experience in marketing and communications, with 20 of those years specifically working within the financial services industry, and the last ten have been within superannuation.

At AMIST Super, Leonie is responsible for all member and employer marketing and communications including direct marketing campaigns, member engagement, regulatory and compliance communication, brand management, digital communication and website management. AMIST Super has won the prestigious AIST Awards for Excellence two years in a row for member communication campaigns.

Leonie holds a Bachelor of Business with the University of Technology, Sydney.

Client Services

Meet our team of service professionals.

Remember our Client Service Managers are here to help you get the most from super. Feel free to contact them.


Steve Fleming
National Manager, Client Services

Steve has over 35 years experience in financial services, with the last 10 spent concentrating on the areas of superannuation and group insurance. He and his team work closely with employers and members to help them understand the often complex concepts associated with superannuation.

Royston Bennett on 0437 697 737 or for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Royston Bennett has worked in the superannuation industry for 10 years and in the broader financial services industry for 22 years. His experience means he is particularly effective at explaining the often complex and not widely understood savings and tax minimisation opportunities offered by superannuation.

David Ashton on 0434 043 785 or for Queensland and Northern Territory. With over 15 years in superannuation, David has been talking to people about super one-on-one and at seminars all over Queensland. Additionally, in a previous role, David was responsible for training call centre staff on the details of superannuation. David is here to help you understand how to get the best out of your superannuation, in an easy to understand manner, without all the jargon.

Catherine Chadwick on 07 3233 6668 or has worked in the superannuation industry for over 13 years. She is our Employer Liaison Manager and speaks with our employers about how AMIST Super works (from a payroll and staff education perspective). She works mainly on the telephone from the Brisbane Office. She also manages particular projects and you may see her at events where she represents AMIST Super. Call Catherine to find out how AMIST Super can benefit your staff.

Leisa Sheffield on 0407 919 796 or for Queensland and Northern Territory. Leisa has substantial experience in superannuation and financial services, spanning some 18 years and was part of an original education team for one of Australia’s largest retail superannuation funds.

Leisa values forming strong relationships with her clients and enjoys finding innovative ways to help make their lives simpler. She is also passionate about educating members about their super. She holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Superannuation) and is RG 146 compliant.

Debi Phillips on 0400 072 454 or for NSW. Debi spent 25 years working in the payroll industry and became involved with a payroll provider’s clearing house about ten years ago. Later, she accepted a position with an independent clearing house, where she began to work closely with superannuation funds. One of those funds was AMIST Super.

Given her background in payroll and clearing house operations, Debi’s experience equips her well to assist employers to streamline their superannuation obligations.

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