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Deanne Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Deanne Stewart joined First State Super as Chief Executive Officer in 2018. An experienced financial services industry leader, Deanne is passionate in her belief that a strong culture and clearly defined purpose drives business success.

Deanne has more than 20 years’ leadership experience in financial services in superannuation and insurance sectors in Australia and internationally. This includes time as Managing Director with Merrill Lynch Investment management in New York, and as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Company in
London.    

Prior to joining First State Super, Deanne was Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Australia, where she led her team to deliver faster, easier and a more caring insurance experience for customers and partners. Her time with MetLife was preceded by senior roles within BT Financial Group including as General Manager for Superannuation, Marketing and Direct Channels.

A hallmark of Deanne’s career has been a passionate commitment to building and maintaining a strong organisational culture to drive business success.

Qualifications / Education
  • Majors graduate from the University of NSW
    with a degree in Commerce (Finance and Marketing).
  • MBA from the Yale University, School of Management in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. 
Current Roles
  • Director, Association of Super Funds of Australia (ASFA)
Memberships
  • Member, Chief Executive Women Ltd
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors