The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association will welcome a new chief executive at the end of August.
SAFAA chief executive Andrew Green announced his intention to step down at the association's recent annual conference.
Succeeding him will be current Shareholders Association of Australia chief executive Judith Fox.
Fox has led the ASA since February 2017. Prior to this she was national director, policy and advocacy at the Governance Institute of Australia for 10 years.
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Fox has been a member of the ASX Corporate Governance Council since 2005, and has also served on Standards Australia's risk management committee and ASIC's Business Advisory Committee.
"Judith is smart and articulate and ideally placed to lead the Association into the future," Green said.
"This became evident during our campaign against the Federal Opposition's proposed changes to franking credits, as the ASA under Judith's leadership joined the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement."
SAFAA credited Green with overhauling the association's business processes, stepping up member engagement and revamping its constitution.
He also led the rebranding of the industry body to include financial advisers and gained accreditation from the Tax Practitioners Board as a Tax Financial Adviser Association.
More recently, Green assisted in the development of FASEA-approved education courses with the University of Western Sydney, and led the association's consultation with government on FASEA reforms, and push against the Labor Party's proposed changes to franking credits.