The co-founder and chief executive of Future Super will be stepping aside from the role.
Kirstin Hunter will leave Future Super in 2021. Ms Hunter joined Future Super in 2017 as chief operating officer before being appointed to the board as managing director in 2018. In 2020 she was named as a co-founder and promoted to the CEO role. Co-founder Simon Sheikh will now be taking back the reins as CEO.
“Kirstin has been a major force behind the success of our business. Her contribution has shaped our industry reputation, strategy and innovation, and delivered a massive impact to Future Super and our members,” Mr Sheikh said.
“Kirstin is a true leader within the superannuation industry. She has helped create reforms and changes that are necessary for the future of the super industry and Australian business. We thank her for the incredible leadership, vision, commitment and advocacy.”
Ms Hunter spearheaded a number of campaigns for the fund, including the “Not Business As Usual” climate alliance, and worked to raise awareness around the superannuation gap for women.
“It has been an absolute privilege to lead the Future Super team on our journey from scrappy start-up to a real player in the superannuation industry,” Ms Hunter said.
“Together we have driven progressive initiatives that use the power of money to build a future worth retiring into, and we’ve seen major funds follow our lead. To say it is a career highlight is an understatement, I could not be more proud of the company that I am leaving behind.”