Mark Puli has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ESSSuper.
Mark has been Chief Financial Officer ESSSuper since 2009 and most recently Acting CEO.
He has had more than 20 years experience in financial markets and has held senior roles in finance, strategy and mergers and acquisitions across the Superannuation and the Funds Management Industries. Mark has a Master Degree in Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne and has participated in the leadership programs at the Melbourne Business School and the management development program at the European Centre for Executive Development (INSEAD). Mark is also a Fellow of CPA Australia.
President Frank King, in announcing the appointment, said Mark brings to the CEO position proven skills and abilities along with personal qualities that enable ESSSuper to face the challenges of the changing Superannuation Industry with confidence. Members can be assured that the existing high levels of service and sound fund performance will continue.
John Simpson has been appointed as a government nominee to the ESSSuper Board. John is Director of John P Simpson and Associates.
John began his professional career as a journalist with ABC radio and television. He has extensive experience in advising chief executives, senior executives and non-executive directors on management of complex public policy issues. John was most recently strategic advisor to the group CEO within NAB and prior to that he was a senior executive with Shell both in Australia and internationally.
Board President Frank King, in welcoming the new Board appointment, said Johns extensive experience in communication, development and management of strategic issues and particularly his knowledge of the finance industry will be invaluable to the ESSSuper Board as the superannuation industry faces significant new challenges.
ESSSuper is the dedicated super fund for emergency services employees and state employees. Were one of Australias biggest super funds with nearly 150,000 members and over $16 billion in funds. Our key philosophy is to ensure that our members achieve the best retirement outcomes. This is achieved through quality education and advice services, strong investment performance, a range of pre and post retirement product options and low fees.