HESTA has appointed Sally Collins as chief financial officer, joining from her role as chief operating officer at Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC).
Joining with more than 25 years’ financial services and wealth management experience, Collins would be responsible for managing financial and accounting processes, legal matters, tax, facilities and sustainability, project execution and governance.
HESTA chief executive, Debby Blakey, welcomed Collins’ appointment, saying her senior leadership experience and industry knowledge would help continue to deliver outstanding outcomes for members.
“Sally brings extensive experience from senior roles in a range of global and Australian businesses,” Blakey said.
“I look forward to the contribution she will make to both our executive leadership team and the whole organisation.”
Prior to her recent executive role at VFMC, Collins held several general manager positions within the National Australia Bank as well as head of department roles for CBA and AXA. She was recently appointed as the chair of Autism Awareness Australia (AAA) and has been a non-executive director on the AAA board since 2016.
Collins said she was excited to join HESTA to utilise her extensive skills and experience and continue to support the fund to make a real difference to the financial future of every member.
“I am so delighted to join the executive team at HESTA and am looking forward to contributing to all the important work HESTA does in growing our members' retirement savings at a time when our members are working so hard for all Australians.”