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Our Executive Officers

Andrew Howard

Vicki Doyle

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Officer since May 2018

Vicki joined Rest as CEO in May 2018, bringing more than 17 years’ senior executive leadership experience in superannuation, insurance, wealth management and banking.

Vicki’s experience includes executive leadership roles at some of Australia’s largest financial services organisations. She has an extensive background in distribution, strategic marketing, digital, fund operations and contact centres, customer strategy and design and product management.

Vicki is passionate about simplifying and de-mystifying superannuation to help all Australians achieve their best retirement outcomes and continuing Rest’s journey in providing a market leading fund for our members.

Vicki holds an Executive MBA and a Diploma – Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has been an Executive Director on trustee boards.

Trevor Evans

Trevor Evans

Group Executive, People and Change
Executive Officer since August 2014

Trevor joined Rest as GM People and Culture in August 2014 and is responsible for Rest's culture and change management initiatives as well as Human Resources and Payroll functions.

Trevor has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and prior to joining Rest he worked in Human Resources roles at Suncorp, Tourism Australia, ING, ASIC and in government administration.

Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and a Master of Business Administration.

Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

Group Executive, Product and Operations
Executive Officer since April 2019

Brendan joined Rest in April 2019 and is responsible for the development of member-focused products and best-practice operations that deliver outstanding service to members and employers. His responsibilities encompass the design and delivery of product, technical, insurance and administration services to members and employers.

Brendan has extensive experience in the financial services industry having previously worked in the financial services and wealth management industry at consultancy firm Wipro. He has also previously served as Head of Product and Operations in NAB Wealth’s Corporate and Institutional Wealth division, as well as a variety of superannuation administration roles at Colonial First State. He was a trustee director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Officers’ Superannuation Fund from November 2007 to April 2008.

Brendan is a fellow of ASFA, holds a Master of Business, Management and Operations from the University of Technology Sydney, a Master of Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from Western Sydney University.

Brendan Casey

General Manager Investments
Executive Officer since November 2016

Brendan joined Rest as General Manager Investments in November 2016. Having commenced his career as a chemical engineer Brendan moved into financial services in the early 90’s. His experience spans across CBA, ITG, Southern Cross Equities, SIA/FinSIA/Kaplan, Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup and as a self-employed Financial Consultant.

Prior to joining Rest, Brendan was Head of Investment Operations and Control at Suncorp. Brendan has also been part of the Australian Army Reserve for 32 years and was employed full time by the Australian Army in 2011 when he was on operational deployment in Afghanistan.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD, both from the University of Sydney.  He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia, and a Graduate Diploma of Management from the University of Canberra.

Deborah Potts

Group Executive, Employer and Industry Engagement
Executive Officer since November 2018

Deborah is responsible for relationship management with Rest’s employers, as well as industry associations. Her responsibilities also encompass Rest Advice, business development, service delivery and employer channel management

Deborah joined Rest in 2015, as the National Manager, Advice and subsequently served as the Head of Advice and Education from March 2017. In May 2018, she was appointed as interim General Manager Brand, Marketing and Communications.

Deborah has extensive experience working with board, executive and professional teams on customer experience strategies in the financial services and superannuation industries. Prior to working at Rest, she worked at BT Financial Group and AMP Corporate Super.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting from Macquarie University.

Gemma Kyle

Group Executive, Corporate Services
Executive Officer since November 2018

Gemma is responsible for a diversified team incorporating financial strategy and management; accounting services; company secretariat and legal; audit and risk management; and compliance.

Prior to joining Rest, Gemma worked across Federal Government, engineering and financial services. Most recently she worked on the separation of MLC Life insurance from NAB and established their first-line risk, compliance and financial crime capabilities.

Gemma holds a Masters of Arts from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.

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