The chief of Meat Industry Employees’ Superannuation Fund (MIESF) will be retiring after 13 years, with a former Kinetic Superannuation boss and Link general manager to take the wheel.
Katherine Kaspar will take the role of chief executive from March, replacing retiring boss Bill McRobert.
Ms Kaspar has previously been a non-executive director and CEO of Kinetic Superannuation, having overseen the merge of Kinetic into Sunsuper as a senior executive.
She was most recently a general manager of strategy, product and experience at Link Group, after being an advisory board member at Sunsuper and has also been a senior associate and solicitor at legal firm King & Wood Mallesons.
She is currently the chair of not-for-profit Cystic Fibrosis Community Care.
MISEF chair of the trustee, Chris White, noted Ms Kaspar is currently studying executive MBA at Harvard University.
“Katherine has considerable passion for the role of small, specific-industry funds, and will make an important contribution to MIESF in the future,” Mr White said.
Ms Kaspar added she was excited to take on the role.
“I join the fund during a time of great change in the superannuation industry: regulatory change, consolidation and technology advancements, and I believe MIESF is uniquely positioned in this change to capitalise on its core strengths and build on its successes,” she said.
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