Terry McCredden joined DCPLA’s Senior Advisory Group in 2015. In his current role, he provides advice to the CEO and senior management members of DCPLA on matters concerning the strategic allocation of assets held by Australian institutional investors and the placement/distribution of alternative investment funds with Australian institutional investors. In addition, Terry brings DCPLA the benefits of his close ties with asset consultants and key investment executives in Australia’s superannuation funds.
Terry looks back on an executive career spanning more than 30 years in the Australian superannuation industry. During this time, he took on many senior executive roles at a number of leading pension funds in Australia, most notably serving as CEO of UniSuper (from 2008 to 2013), a superannuation fund for Australia’s higher education and research sector. From 1990 to 2008, Terry served as CEO of Telstra Super Pty Ltd, and from 1983 to 1989, he was CEO of the Victorian Electricity Industry Superannuation Fund (now known as Equipsuper).
In 2011, Terry was presented the prestigious “Fund Executive of the Year” award. He also served for a number of years on Australia’s peak superannuation association (ASFA) and was a member of the Superannuation Consultative Committee for the Australian Government’s minister for superannuation from March 2008 to 2012.
Terry retired from full-time executive roles in July 2013. In addition to his advisory role at DCPLA, he holds a number of non-executive positions on several boards, including Chairman of Infradebt, an Australian infrastructure debt investment boutique, and Director of UCA Funds Management, one of Australia’s oldest ethical fund managers. He is also a Director on three pension boards in National Australia Bank’s wealth business.
Terry studied at the University of Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in 1977. He completed advanced management programmes at the University of Melbourne (1988) and at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania (2001). In 2012, Terry completed a leadership programme at the London Business School.