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Dr. Martin Fahy appointed CEO of ASFA

Media Release 5 September 2016

5 September 2016

Dr. Martin Fahy appointed CEO of ASFA

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is pleased to announce that following an extensive search, Dr. Martin Fahy has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 November.

He succeeds Ms. Pauline Vamos who stepped down in July after nine years as CEO of ASFA.

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.

“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,” said ASFA Chair, Dr. Michael Easson.

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

“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.

From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Fahy was CEO at FINSIA where he led the organisation’s transformation post the sale of its education business. Prior to FINSIA, he led strategy and development for CIMA in Asia Pac.

Dr. Fahy holds a Ph.D from the National University of Ireland, is a former senior Fulbright scholar and has extensive research and policy experience from his time as an academic.

Mr Jim Minto will continue as interim CEO until Dr. Fahy commences in November.

“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,” concluded Dr. Easson.

For further information, please contact:

Katrina Horrobin, 0451 949 300.

About ASFA

ASFA is the peak policy, research and advocacy body for Australia’s superannuation industry. It is a not-for-profit, sector-neutral, and non-party political national organisation, which aims to advance effective retirement outcomes for members of funds through research, advocacy and the development of policy and industry best practice.

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