In an industry that is confusing for some and unfathomable to others, Energy Super is a welcome reprieve. As a profit-for-members superannuation fund, Energy Super is determined to provide the best advice and retirement outcomes as well as the simplest service to its members.
CEO of Energy Super Robyn Petrou has utilised her wealth of experience over the past 23 years in the superannuation industry to engage and retain her members. Robyns work in driving the growth, performance, and product development at Energy Super saw efforts rewarded when she was recently named the 2013 Fund Executive of the Year by the Fund Executives Association.
Ive been in the superannuation industry since I began working full time, she says. After finishing a Bachelor of Economics at Macquarie University, my first job was in the superannuation industry. I worked through various companies in administration and in the super funds themselves. I progressed through those companies and became CEO of ESI Super in 2009. We then merged and became Energy Super in 2011.
Robyn says she views Energy Supers role as twofold. One responsibility is to provide retirement outcomes for our members, and the other is to be able to help them on the journey to retirement. What that means is that weve developed an education and advice process. This is the reason weve implemented a lot of things that we have.
Being in the industry for quite some time, Ive seen a lot of superannuation industry changes, and I know how hard it is to keep up with the current superannuation requirements. We focus on helping members understand what superannuation is, what it means, what opportunities they can get out of superannuation now, and how they can support themselves going into retirement.