Industry super fund, Vision Super, has welcomed Nikki Schimmel who has taken up the new position of Chief Risk Officer.
Nikki joins Vision Super from LUCRF Super, where she was Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for over seven years, and brings a wealth of experience in financial services, having previously worked for KPMG for more than a decade before she joined LUCRF, and prior to that at the ATO.
“Nikki has joined Vision Super to oversee the Risk and Compliance functions,” Vision Super CEO Stephen Rowe said.
“The last few years have seen an unprecedented pace of legislative and regulatory change, and the Productivity Commission and Royal Commission final reports look set to increase that pace even further.
“Our members’ best interests are always at the centre of everything we do, and we are looking to take the next step on our growth journey – adding an extra senior executive to oversee this important area was a vital step in that process.
“Nikki spent seven and a half years guiding a similar sized fund through a complex, changing regulatory landscape, and considerably enhancing their governance arrangements, and we look forward to having her at the helm as that landscape continues to shift.
“We’re delighted to welcome Nikki to the team.”
When she’s not working, Nikki loves to run in the park, and spend time with her family – whether it’s hanging out together at home or travelling the world. They visited Japan together last year and are currently planning this year’s trip. Nikki says Vision Super’s industry fund ethos and the Vision Super culture attracted her to the fund. “After seven and a half years, I was ready for a change – but I didn’t want to leave the industry fund environment behind,” Nikki said. “The philosophy of putting members first, and the Vision Super values of trust, care, commitment and citizenship, really drew me to the fund. It’s so important to work for an organisation that’s driven by its values and contributes to the community.”