HESTA recruits interim CFO

Natalie Kelly
HESTA - Acting Chief Financial Officer
Date: 27 March 2024
Position: Acting Chief Financial Officer
By Elizabeth Fry

HESTA has appointed a new acting chief financial officer after Sally Collins quit the super fund last month to take up a wider operational role at rival Aware Super.

Joining this month, Natalie Kelly will manage the financial, tax and accounting processes, legal matters, facilities and corporate sustainability, and HESTA's project execution and governance teams.

With 20 years of experience across various sectors, including finance, insurance, healthcare, and government, Kelly brings a wealth of expertise to her new role.

Previous roles have included people leadership, financial management, business operations, strategy, data and analytics, fraud, contract management and project delivery.

She served as an executive general manager at Bupa and worked in a similar role at Medibank for nine years.

At Bupa, Kelly covered strategy and analytics, developed  Medibank's health purchasing strategy and built relationships with providers, industry associations and regulators.

Earlier in her career, she spent six years at the Commonwealth Bank as a healthcare analyst and project manager at Australia's anti-trust regulator.

"Natalie's track record of delivering strong commercial results, driving innovation, and building talented teams, most recently at Bupa and Medibank Private, will undoubtedly contribute to the HESTA's continued success in ensuring the financial well-being of its over 1 million members," the super fund said in a statement.

Kelly sits on the board of St Andrew's Private Hospital and is a long-time supporter of MS Angels, which supports research into multiple sclerosis.