Robbie Campo has landed the top job at ESSSuper, joining from Cbus where she ran brand, engagement, advocacy, and product.
She replaces Mark Puli who resigned as chief executive late last year to take up a new role with MLC Life Insurance.
Campo is the former deputy chief of Industry Super Australia and led ISA's policy campaign for financial advice reforms.
Previously, she was a director of Industry Funds Services' audit and risk committee, chair of the remuneration committee, and currently chairs Women In Super's policy committee.
ESSSuper president Joan Fitzpatrick said Campo has the skills and experience to drive continued success for ESSSuper and its members in the fund's next stage of growth and development.
"Robbie will bring deep experience and capability to the Fund's strategic and operational goals combined with a demonstrated commitment to long-term value creation and our member-centric and high-performance culture," she said.
"Our members will benefit greatly from Robbie's wealth of experience in strategy, innovation, member engagement, communication, and managing large transformation programs, all gained through her many years as an executive and through her non-executive director roles."
Commenting on the appointment, Campo said ESSSuper is a unique and important super fund, serving those who have served the Victorian community throughout their working lives.
"I am committed to ensuring that ESSSuper continues to be a leading fund and trusted by its members to deliver them the best outcomes in retirement," she said.
"I look forward to working with the board, executive, team members, and key stakeholders to guide the fund through its next chapter, supporting members achieve their retirement goals and meeting stakeholder expectations."
Fitzpatrick acknowledged the contribution made by David Daley who served as acting chief executive over the past several months.
"David has done a fabulous job and we are fortunate that the Fund has such depth of talent in its leadership team," Fitzpatrick said.