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Hostplus welcomes media enquiries and coverage in relation to our products, services, campaigns and superannuation in general.

Media Enquiries

For media enquiries only, please contact:
Emily Martyn
Corporate Affairs Lead
Phone: 03 8636 7773 or 0438 215 177

For media releases issued by Hostplus, please refer to the News page

Sponsorship requests

Hostplus is the national super fund for workers in the hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport industries. Our partner and sponsorship program strives to champion our industries within Australia and by extension, the valued members who live and love their roles within them.

When considering a new partnership, Hostplus looks to ensure our membership and pillar industries as a whole will benefit from the arrangement - be it in the form of marketing platforms to promote the benefits of Hostplus to our members, or providing opportunities that support the growth and talent of members within our industries.

We apply fair but rigorous standards to the evaluation of partnership proposals to ensure they deliver benefits to our members and meet our overarching Fund objectives. If you wish to contact Hostplus with regards to a sponsorship or partnership, we encourage you to click here and find out more information about our criteria, before submitting the details of your proposal.

Member and employer support

If you're a Hostplus member or employer, please use the contact page to find the most appropriate and direct contact point for your specific enquiry.

Key facts

  • National industry superannuation fund for those who live and love Australian hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport
  • Hostplus is the number one performing fund in Australia, with our MySuper Balanced option returning 13.2 per cent to members for the 2016-17 financial year (SuperRatings SR50 survey).
  • Over one million members and 155,000 employers
  • $33 billion in assets invested globally on behalf of members
  • Our Trustee Board has equal representation from employer (nominated by the Australian Hotels Association (AHA)) and employee (nominated by United Voice) organisations, plus three independent directors jointly selected by the AHA and United Voice

In 1988, Hostplus was formed for people working in the hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport industries by the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and United Voice. Hostplus has since grown to be one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia, with over one million members, 155,000 employers and $33 billion in funds under management.

Hostplus’ MySuper Balanced option has ranked number one in SuperRatings’ SR50 survey and Chant West’s Growth survey over one, three, five and seven years - having delivered 13.2 per cent to members in the 2016-17 financial year. Hostplus’ long-term performance and investment leadership regularly receives recognition from Rainmaker SelectingSuper, Chant West, Money magazine and SuperRatings.

It is the fund’s ongoing growth and scale that allows for low member costs, industry-leading returns and a broad range of investment opportunities. As a not-for-profit fund, members are at the heart of all Hostplus’ business decision-making.

David Elia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

David is one of Australia’s most experienced and recognised business leaders. In a career spanning more than 25 years, his singular vision has helped create businesses that deliver consistently excellent results and real stakeholder value.

His wide-ranging experience includes senior roles in superannuation, finance, marketing, corporate and fund governance, taxation, risk management, audit, corporate/strategic planning and implementation.

David’s leadership has been recognised with numerous industry awards including the Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine True Leader Award and the Funds Executives Association, Fund Executive of the Year Award. He is especially interested in what makes organisations tick – from creating an innovative culture to leadership values, strategy and teamwork at all levels.

He takes a leading role as a Director of the men’s health, not-for-profit charity, The E.J.Whitten Foundation and he is passionate about furthering the charity’s vision of increasing awareness of prostate cancer in men and raising funds for research. His role as a Director of the Fund Executive Association is testament to his dedication to the professional development of leaders in the super industry.

A chartered accountant, David also holds a Bachelor of Economics from La Trobe University and Post Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He’s a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Sam Sicilia, Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Sam joined Hostplus in 2008 as Chief Investment Officer after a storied career in academia and the finance industry stretching back to the early 1990’s. During that time, he has held a number of senior roles, both locally and internationally:

  • Director of Investment Consulting with Russell Investments, with responsibility for leadership of the Alternative Assets and Unlisted Property Sector Teams, covering private markets, such as infrastructure, private equity and direct property.
  • Senior Manager at Bank of Ireland Asset Management, with responsibility for gathering market intelligence and keeping abreast of industry developments across all asset classes, providing thought leadership and championing and facilitating global product development initiatives.
  • Senior Consultant with Frontier Investment Consulting and a foundation member of Frontier’s management team and Chair of the Frontier Research Practice Meeting, a monthly think tank forum, where investment manager assessments and ratings were determined, and investment house views established, reviewed and debated.
  • Senior Asset Consultant with Towers Perrin and a foundation member of the Australian Asset Consulting Services leadership team that was responsible for the ongoing formulation and review of business strategy. He was an architect and the inaugural coordinator of Towers Perrin’s manager research process in Australia, with responsibility for overseeing the manager research function. Sam was also Towers Perrin’s Asia Pacific regional representative, a foundation member of the Global Investment Manager Research Group and Director of Investment Manager Research for Towers Perrin in the USA.

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