Stephen Merlicek


Non-Executive, Independent Director

From 2009 to 2017 Steve was Chief Investment Officer at IOOF, an ASX-listed financial services organisation with over $140 billion under management, administration, advice and supervision. He was responsible for the Funds Management Division, comprising IOOF’s multi-manager products and Quant Plus (quantitative manager).

Prior to joining IOOF, Steve was chief investment officer
at Telstra Super for 10 years, during which time it was
a top performing fund winning numerous investment awards. Steve was an early supporter and the instigator
of a very successful alternatives program at Telstra Super, including global and local private equity, listed and unlisted infrastructure and various hedge fund programs.


Earlier in his career, Steve was an international equities portfolio manager, an economist and a regular soldier in the Australian Army.

Steve has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Monash University in Melbourne, a Master of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA).

Steve was named CIO of the Year at the inaugural CIO/COO National Achievement Awards in 2012.