New ASFA CEO appointment announced

ASFA CEO appointment announced, Dr Martin FahyDr. Martin Fahy has been announced as the new CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), effective 1 November.

He replaces Pauline Vamos, who stepped down earlier in 2016, and Jim Minto, who has been Acting CEO. Mr Minto will continue as Acting CEO until November.

“Dr. Fahy is currently a Partner in management consultancy at KPMG where he works with clients across the financial services and other sectors to drive transformational change. His role at KPMG has seen him work with investment banks, wealth management organisations and superannuation funds, as well as service providers to the superannuation industry,” said a statement from ASFA announcing the appointment.

Dr. Fahy was the CEO of FINSIA from 2007 to 2011 and has a Ph.D from the National University of Ireland.

“I’m energised and excited at the prospect of working with the board and staff of ASFA to deliver better outcomes for superannuation members and helping to inform and shape the super landscape as we enter a new policy era,” said Dr. Fahy.

ASFA Chair, Dr. Michael Easson, said: “Martin has a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing the superannuation industry and will bring the considered, evidence based policy insights that can help shape the long term success of superannuation in Australia.”

“Martin will lead ASFA into its next period of growth, expanding its role in supporting robust policy debate, and raising capability across the sector.”

“The Board and I would like to thank Jim for stepping in during this interim period. We could not have asked for a better person to ensure a seamless transition during such a critical time for superannuation,” Dr. Easson said.

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