The SMSF Association has announced chief executive Andrea Slattery has stepped down, with a new chief executive to commence in May.
The SMSF Association (SMSFA) named John Maroney as its next chief executive, making the move from the International Association of Insurance Supervisors based in Basel, Switzerland, where he served as head of capital and solvency.
He brings experience as a senior executive to the role, having worked as the Australian Government Actuary, in the private sector (including building his own financial services consultancy) and industry and professional associations in Australia and overseas, a statement said.
Ms Slattery has decided to step down after serving as the sole CEO of the association since it was established in 2003.
She has decided to explore other opportunities to further her professional career as a non-executive director, according to the announcement. Ms Slattery will remain a non-executive director of the SMSFA, the statement said.
“The association is recognised as the pre-eminent organisation in the SMSF community by government, regulators, educators and the industry – a tribute to our hard work over the past 14 years,” Ms Slattery said.
“Both the growth of our superannuation sector, its leadership in advocating dignified retirement and national prosperity as well as its integrity are testimony to what has been achieved, making this an ideal time to pass the baton to John for the next growth phase for the SMSF sector and association.”