20 January 2020
Josh Parisotto appointed HESTA Chief Advice Officer
HESTA today announced that Josh Parisotto will head up its advice and education service, having joined the executive team of the industry super fund in January.
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey welcomed Mr Parisotto to the $55 billion fund for health and community services, saying his extensive experience in financial services would help deliver strong outcomes for members.
“Our advice and education services are vital to supporting our members make a real difference to their financial future and Josh will bring unique insight and experience to help us take this to the next level,” Ms Blakey said.
“We have educators and advisers across Australia to provide help and guidance that’s relevant, timely and tailored to our members’ personal needs.
“Josh joins HESTA as we continue to deliver on our ambitious program to enhance our ability to deliver advice and education to more HESTA members via their channel of choice, be that digital, phone or face-to-face.”
Mr Parisotto will lead a team that provides education and advice services in workplaces and information sessions in each state and territory, as well as over the phone and online.
The advice team at HESTA also includes a full financial planning service.
With more than 18 years’ experience in financial planning, Mr Parisotto joins HESTA from VicSuper, where he was Executive Manager, Distribution.
“I am excited to join HESTA and help their amazing members achieve the financial future they deserve after they’ve spent their working lives helping others,” Mr Parisotto said.
Mr Parisotto takes on the leadership of HESTA’s advice and education function from Matt Halpin.
Ms Blakey thanked Mr Halpin for his significant and important contribution to supporting members during his time with HESTA and wished him well in the future.
Mr Parisotto began in his role as Chief Advice Officer on 13 January.