Key information for journalists and the media

Media contact

Zach Relouw
PR/Media Lead
+61 3 88316360

  • Spokespeople

    Peter Chun
    Chief Executive Officer

    As Chief Executive Officer, Peter is responsible for developing, leading and implementing corporate strategy and culture. He is also accountable for the overall services and operational management of UniSuper Management nationally.

    John Pearce
    Chief Investment Officer

    John joined UniSuper in 2009 and is responsible for the management of our investment functions. John has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry both in Australia and Asia.

  • The facts

    * As at 31 December 2023.

    Funds under management Over $130 billion
    Number of members Over 634,000 Members
    Industries  Higher education and research industries 
    Membership categories and products 
    • Defined Benefit Division
    • Accumulation 1
    • Accumulation 2
    • Personal Account
    • Flexi Pension
    • Indexed pensions 
    Employees 800+

    Notes to editors*

    • UniSuper is one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds and is run in the best interests of its members.
    • We don’t pay profits to shareholders or commissions to financial advisers.
    • For more than 40 years, UniSuper has been managing super for people employed in the higher education and research sector.
  • Our story

    UniSuper began with a single, compelling idea: we can deliver better value.

    At our origin in 1982, UniSuper’s founders believed they could create a superannuation scheme far superior to the default government option. They turned this vision into reality, delivering better returns for members and setting the stage for an organisation that has consistently looked after its members’ best interests. Our work makes a difference in the future of members’ lives: real people with real-world issues and worries about the future.

    UniSuper was founded in October 2000, as a result of a merger between the Superannuation Scheme for Australian Universities (SSAU) and the Tertiary Education Superannuation Scheme (TESS). Prior to the merger, UniSuper had been the trustee for the SSAU.

    Today, we’re passionate about securing the future of Australia’s thinkers, creators and investigators who are shaping a better tomorrow. We empower them to be confident about the future and make better financial decisions.

  • Awards

    We’ve won a string of accolades from Australia’s top ratings and research agencies.

    Money magazine, Australia’s most-read personal finance magazine, awarded us Best Pension Fund for 2023 and again for 2024.

    We’re a SuperRatings 15 Year Platinum Performance Fund 2008-2023 (Flexi Pension, Accumulation 1 and Accumulation 2) and Chant West’s Super Fund of the Year 2023.

    Canstar recognised us with their Outstanding Value Superannuation Awards in 2022 and 2023 and their Most Satisfied Customers Award for Superannuation Funds 2023.


  • Annual report

    For more information about UniSuper check out our latest annual report.

  • Sponsorship

    We partner with and support industry events in the higher education and research community.

    Our members are at the heart of world-changing discoveries and we’re proud to be part of their story.

    We support events that recognise our members’ achievements, showcase their knowledge and celebrate their contribution to the higher education and research sector. We also support on campus initiatives, helping our members to forge stronger bonds and play a part in what makes their workplace great.

    More on sponsorship

Media releases

Our latest media releases.

To request copies of earlier media releases, please contact the media team:

Investment update with John Pearce

In his latest investment update, Chief Investment Officer John Pearce gives an overview of the highlights and lowlights across companies and investment options.

Investment update with John Pearce – February 2024

Chief Investment Officer John Pearce talks about what’s behind the recent market rally, and the performance of our investment options.


Super Informed Radio is the podcast that unpacks the world of super, finance, and life’s money matters.

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