The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has confirmed its chief executive, Pauline Vamos, will resign from her position, effective 30 June.
The ASFA Board will start the recruitment process shortly to replace her, and has asked Vamos to stay until at least 30 June to ensure a smooth transition.
Vamos joined ASFA in 2007, and has held the CEO position for over eight years.
"I am choosing to leave at a time when the leadership and management team are strong and highly skilled," Vamos 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.
"Whilst this has been a hard decision, it has been made easier knowing that ASFA is in such good shape. I thank the board for their support and look forward to watching the organisation continue to grow in influence and success."
ASFA chair, Dr Michael Easson, said Vamos had been an advocate for including various aspects into the superannuation debate such as insurance, investment governance, and advice, while pushing for industry self-regulation.