Fund People as at 20 June 2017

New Appointments

WTW appoints heads of investments
Willis Tower Watson (WTW) has appointed Taro Ogai as head of investments for Asia-Pacific and Jayne Bok as head of investments for Asia. Ogai has served as a management consultant for the firm's Japanese business and led the Tokyo investment team.

Perpetual appoints new chair
Perpetual has appointed Nancy Fox as the chair of the Perpetual Equity Investment Company (PIC). Fox is also currently a non-executive director at Perpetual, HCF Life and Kinetic Super.

AMP Capital appoints portfolio managers
AMP has appointed Oliver Reiff as portfolio manager and analyst for AMP Capital's global listed real estate team, overseeing assets in the UK, Germany, Spain, and Scandinavia. Andy Jones has been appointed as a portfolio manager and analyst for the firm's global listed infrastructure team, overseeing global transportation in Europe and Latin America.

Equip appoints CEO and directors
Electricity industry fund Equip has confirmed its merger with the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund. Equip chair Andrew Fairley named Nicholas Vamvakas as chief executive and appointed the following directors:

Member Directors

  • Jan Dekker
  • Pippa Leary
  • Jane Simon

Employer Directors

  • John Azaris
  • Mark Cerche
  • Michael Clinch

Independent Directors

  • Andrew Fairley (Chair)
  • Justine Hickey
  • Wayne Walker

Mercy Super appoints chief executive 
Mercy Super has appointed Wendy Tancred as its chief executive. Tancred is currently on the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) executive committee, the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment advisory board, and the Australian Dental Association Foundation advisory board.