Fund People as at 14 November 2017

New Appointments

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COBA names new chief executive
Michael Lawrence has been named as chief executive of the Customer Owned Banking Association, as of December 4. Lawrence was previously managing director at AMP Banking. 

Silicon Valley consultant hired by ANZ
Ron Spector will be taking on the role of managing director of new business in emerging technology and ventures at ANZ. Spector was formerly head of technology investment banking at Macquarie Group.

Equip Super appoints new head
Natalie Alford has been appointed as executive officer of governance and risk at Equip Super. Alford was previously manager in the specialised institutions division at APRA.

NAB begins recruiting after announcing job cuts
After announcing it would be cutting up to 6,000 jobs, NAB has begun recruitment for up to 600 new technology-based jobs. NAB is looking to hire 2,000 new staff members to its technology and digital teams domestically and globally by 2020.

Perennial appoints two heads
Grant Oshry has been appointed as the head of mid-caps at Perennial Value Management. Oshry was previously head of Perennial small-cap business. Andrew Smith will be taking over as head of small-cap businesses. Smith was previously portfolio manager of co-small caps at Perennial.

Legg Mason appoints new head
Justin Nunan has been appointed as institutional sales director at Legg Mason. Nunan previously held a position at Media Super as an investment manager.

Telstra Super appoints new executive
Karen Symes has been appointed as executive general manager of technology at Telstra Super. Symes was previously chief information and innovation officer at Guild Group.

ASIC announces initial Financial Services and Credit Panel members
ASIC has selected the following people for appointment to the Financial Services and Credit Panel (FSCP):

  • Annette Spencer
  • Gaye Simpson
  • Brad Fox
  • Gayle Cilfone
  • Bruce Debenham
  • Jennifer Diggle
  • Calvert Duffy
  • Johanna Turner
  • Christine McArthur
  • Naomi Layton
  • Dacian Moses
  • Peter Wade
  • Don Crellin
  • Stephen Cavanagh
  • Fiona Rowland
  • Brian Salter
  • Gabrielle Bouffler
  • Cherie Feher


Global chief of State Street to retire
State Street’s global chief executive, Jay Hooley, is set to retire in 2018 after more than 30 years with the firm.