Fund people as at 28 February 2018

New Appointments

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Strategy lead appointed by TelstraSuper
David Frost has been appointed as head of strategy and project delivery at TelstraSuper. Frost was previously Guild Retirement Fund head of customer engagement.

SMSF Association announces new chair
Professor Deborah Ralston has been appointed as chair at the SMSF Association, replacing Andrew Gale. Ralston has been a member of the board since July 2016. 

AXA IM announces assets business head
Kumar Kalyana has been announced as head of Australian real assets businesses at AXA Investment Managers. Kalyana is a founding member of Eureka – Real Assets.

Australian Ethical announces COO
Rob Plow has been announced as chief operating officer at Australian Ethical. Plow was previously head of strategy executions.

CBA appoints general manager
Ronna Ludgate has been announced as general manager of advice professional services at Commonwealth Bank (CBA). Ludgate was previously head of distribution, conduct and professional standards at Suncorp.

Invesco builds equities team
Neil Lahy, Ritchard Longmire, Richard Tsai and Andre Roberts have joined Invesco Quantitative Strategies (IQS). Lahy was previously senior investment risk manager at Vanguard Australia; Longmire was previously portfolio manager at BlackRock; Tsai is a former actuarial and benefits consultant, holding roles with Russell Investments and BlackRock; and Roberts was previously on BlackRock’s Australian quantitative equities team.

Equipsuper appoints executive officer
Tania Cumming has been appointed as executive officer of strategy and markets at Equipsuper, commencing in April. Cumming will join Equipsuper from Energy Australia.


Catholic Super CIO retires
Garrie Lette is stepping down from his position as chief investment officer at Catholic Super after eight years.

FPEC chair retires
Mark Brimble has stepped down from his position as board director of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Brimble was appointed to the position in November 2013.

NGS Super chief executive retires
Anthony Rodwell-Ball tendered his resignation at the end of 2017 and is set to conclude his role with NGS Super on 31 March 2018. Rodwell-Ball was appointed to the position in June 2008.