Executive leadership team
Darlene Perks, Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Darlene is a senior leader with more than 20 years’ experience in leading commercial business operations. She has a strong background in finance, is a CPA, holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Director of Mercy Services Ltd. Appointed as CEO of Coal LSL in January 2017, Darlene is responsible for leading the organisation through a journey of significant transformation, positioning it as a contemporary employer who provides a sustainable, valuable workplace benefit to its industry client base.
Lisbeth Rasmussen, Chief Investment Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Lisbeth is a senior investment professional with more than 30 years’ experience in managing large, complex funds. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Director of Equipsuper and holds tertiary qualifications from the University of Denmark and the University of Bath (United Kingdom). Lisbeth joined Coal LSL in January 2018 and leads the investment function. She is responsible for overseeing our investment portfolio and enhancing our investment governance structure to meet the ongoing needs and objectives of the business.
Des Sutherland, Executive General Manager - Client Development
Executive General Manager, Client Development
Des is a senior leader with more than 30 years’ experience in leading customer business units within the financial services sector. He has a strong background in customer service and process, is a member of Australian Superannuation Funds Association, Auscontact Associations and holds qualifications in financial planning. Des joined Coal LSL in March 2018 and leads the client development function. He is responsible for the delivery of accurate, efficient and effective fund administration. A key focus is leading the team through change as we progress our move to enhanced digital platforms and services.
Matthew Trotter, Executive General Manager - Client Engagement
Executive General Manager, Client Engagement
Matthew is a senior leader with more than 15 years’ experience in leading client facing business units both within Australia and internationally. He has a strong background in industry engagement, customer experience, service delivery, marketing and sales and holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Newcastle. Matthew joined Coal LSL in April 2017 and leads the client engagement function. He is responsible for the delivery of services and programs with direct client interactions, including client engagement, technical compliance, client education liaison and contact centre.
Suzanne Jenkins, Executive General Manager - Corporate Services
Executive General Manager, Corporate Services
Suzanne is a senior leader with more than 20 years’ experience focused on governance, developing and delivering strategy and frameworks for risk management, compliance, and fraud prevention programs. She has a strong background working across several sectors, including financial services, and has tertiary qualifications from the Australian National University and the University of Sydney. Suzanne joined Coal LSL in September 2015 and leads the corporate governance function. This encompasses developing purposeful and practical approaches to the implementation and ongoing improvement of programs for risk management, compliance (including legal processes for employer compliance and general compliance with all statutory obligations), internal audit, business continuity and fraud prevention. She is also accountable for company secretariat support services to the Board of Directors and the relevant subcommittees, for which she works closely with the CEO.