Vamos to depart ASFA

ASFA chief Pauline Vamos will step down after 30 June.

17-Feb-2016

By Elizabeth Somerville

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Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) chief executive Pauline Vamos will step down from the top job after eight-and-a-half years in the role.

Vamos will stay until at least 30 June to ensure an orderly transition while the ASFA board finds a replacement.

"With passion, drive and energy second to none, Pauline's enormous contribution to public policy debate during her time at ASFA has been outstanding,” ASFA chair Michael Easson said.

“Drawing on her experience across various areas of financial services, Pauline has been a key advocate for broadening the superannuation discussion to include insurance, investment governance and advice, and has been a strong proponent of industry self-regulation.

"The development of good public policy is one thing, but the ability to successfully advocate for the right retirement outcomes for Australians is quite another.”

Vamos said she was proud of the contribution she had made to ASFA as an organisation and to superannuation policy generally.

"I am choosing to leave at a time when the leadership and management team are strong and highly skilled,” she said.

“Our people are ASFA's greatest asset and for a small team we are able to punch well above our weight. It is this that has allowed us to enjoy the success we have achieved in recent years — particularly in influencing policy, lifting industry standards through our learning programs, delivering our renowned world-class annual conference and engaging with other pension systems globally.”

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