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Deanne Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

As one of Australia’s largest super funds, Deanne has led Aware Super’s drive to be a ‘Force for Good’ through its responsible investment philosophy and focus on providing its members with the best guidance and advice for retirement.

In the past 18 months, Deanne has led the integration of Aware Super’s financial planning business Aware Financial Services Australia Limited; the successful merger with Victorian-based super fund VicSuper, and the launch of the Fund’s new brand, Aware Super. 

In 2019, Deanne was also honoured as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador.  

An experienced financial services industry leader, Deanne is passionate in her belief that a strong culture and clearly defined purpose drives business success.  

Before joining Aware Super, Deanne was Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Australia. Before this she held senior roles within BT Financial Group including as General Manager for Superannuation, Marketing and Direct Channels.  

Deanne has more than 25 years’ leadership experience in financial services in superannuation, wealth 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.      

Deanne is a graduate from the University of NSW with a degree in Commerce (Finance and Marketing).  Deanne also holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar.

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 Role

  • Director, Association of Super Funds of Australia (ASFA)


  • Member, Chief Executive Women Ltd
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors