TelstraSuper appoints new lead for financial advice arm

28 February 2023
| By Rhea Nath |
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Melinda Huggins has been appointed to the role of executive general manager at TelstraSuper Financial Planning.

She would be responsible for leading the delivery of financial advice to members of the superannuation fund.

The appointment followed the departure of Steve Cullen, who held the role for over four years till December 2022.

Huggins' experience in financial services included more than two years at AMP Advice, where she had been general manager of advice solutions and head of advice quality, almost a decade at ANZ, and four years at Perpetual.  

TelstraSuper CEO Chris Davies commended Huggins’ proven track record of leading high-quality teams.

“Melinda has a genuine passion for quality advice and excellent service,” he said. 

“When combined with her depth of experience in financial services, we’re confident that she’s the right person to guide TelstraSuper Financial Planning into the future.” 

Commenting on her appointment, Huggins said she was keen to join the profit-to-member superannuation sector.

“TelstraSuper Financial Planning has a strong reputation and offering,” she stated. “I’m looking forward to leading such a high-performing and renowned team.”

Established in 2001, the financial planning wing of TelstraSuper provided comprehensive financial advice on a range of topics such as debt management, insurance adequacy, and super contributions.

It opened its doors to all in 2022, having previously been open to only current and former Telstra group employees.  

Huggins would begin the role on Wednesday, 22 February.

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