Our Leadership Team comprises experienced executives with a strong track record of performance in their respective fields and who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity for client-partners and employees.
The day to day operations are managed by a core team of Executives representing the key areas of our business. In addition to this EXCO team, we have an Advisory Board which meets regularly with the CEO to assist with strategic and industry-focus issues. Our formal Board of Directors meet on a monthly basis and hold quarterly Board meetings.
IQ Group EXCO team
Graham Sammells, CEO
Graham joined IQ Group in May 2005 and was appointed CEO in September 2006. Graham is responsible for all aspects of IQ Group’s operations and is a driving force behind company growth. Prior to IQ Group, Graham owned a successful IT delivery company, and has a background in business and IT delivery in financial services.
Graham holds an Economics Degree, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He Chairs the ASFA e-Commerce Committee and Chairs the School of Information Systems Advisory Board at Deakin University.
Graham is a member of SuperStream Advisory Council. The Council was formed by the Australian Government Treasury and provides external scrutiny upon the implementation of SuperStream in line the Government's Stronger Super initiative. The key responsibilities of the Council include leading the adoption of the SuperStream reforms, setting measures of success and reporting to Government.
Panos Alexandratos, Head of Solutions and IP
Panos is a foundation member of the Executive Team, having been with the company since inception. Panos has extensive international experience, having led and established the global group's consulting presence in the United States. Panos is a leading expert in product selection and design, IT architecture, enterprise-wide IT solutions, governance and programme management projects.
Panos holds a double major in Actuarial and Computer Science. He has more than 25 years' experience in the Superannuation industry. Panos heads our Solutions practice, directing his expertise in practical technology solutions and also consults as a Business Solutions Architect. He provides strategic advice and acts as a trusted advisor to key clients.
Duncan Howard, Head of Consulting
Duncan has more than 20 years' experience in the Superannuation and Financial Services sectors in Australia and internationally.
Duncan’s experience in the retirement benefits industry includes operations/client services management, systems development and procurement, asset management and trustee services management. With his versatility, diversity and consistency, Duncan delivers extensive industry insight, a unique viewpoint and sounding board for clients.
Duncan heads our Consulting practice, which is at the cutting edge of assisting our clients to respond to and benefit from the ever-evolving business environment.
Jacques du Preez, Head of Shared Services and Company Secretary
Jacques joined the global business in 2001 and has been an integral member of the Executive Team since 2007. Jacques is responsibile for a broad range of operational and support functions, including Finance, IT, Resource Management and Knowledge Management.
Jacques has extensive experience in multiple disciplines, encompassing Business Analysis, Business Process Re-engineering and Operations Management, much of it gained during his career as an IQ Group consultant working in the Banking and Financial Services sectors.
Jacques holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, Honours in Business Management and a Masters of Commerce in Business Management.
Andi Saunders, HR & Performance Manager
Andi has filled a number of roles in a career spanning 15 years, including Training & Learning Manager, Corporate Development Manager, and HR Consultant across a number of industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Government and Healthcare.
Andi joined IQ Group in 2007 as our HR Manager, which includes responsibility for Staff Performance and also Learning & Development.