UniSuper Welcomes New Chief Risk Officer

UniSuper has announced the appointment of Wade Martin as its new Chief Risk Officer, effective from February 21, 2024.

Martin brings over 15 years of risk management experience in the financial services industry to the role, most recently as the Chief Risk Officer at CBUS and succeeds Andrew Raftis, who retired at the end of 2023 after three years of service at UniSuper.

Martin was at CBUS since 2013 and at KPMG for eight years prior in various audit and risk consulting roles within financial services.

UniSuper CEO, Peter Chun, said he was delighted to welcome Wade Martin to the UniSuper team.

“Wade’s lived risk experience, understanding of the superannuation sector, strategic mindset and leadership were stand-out attributes during the selection process.”

Chun also thanked Andrew Raftis for his hard work and dedication to UniSuper over the past three years

Gilbert + Tobin appoints leading superannuation specialist

Gibert +Tobin has welcomed incoming partner Luke Barrett to the Corporate Advisory practice, based in Melbourne.

Barrett has more than 25 years of experience specialising in superannuation law and investments and will become a partner and lead the firm’s superannuation team.

Previously he was at UniSuper for 15 years where he was General Counsel for five years and also established and led the industry’s first Investments Legal team for ten years, overseeing a diverse portfolio of large-scale private market transactions, and providing strategic counsel on regulatory investigations, mergers, disputes and shareholder class actions, governance, and investment management agreements.

G+T Founder and Chairman, Danny Gilbert, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Luke, one of the leading GCs in the industry superannuation sector, to G+T. His specialist super skillset and experience, coupled with our market leading partners in corporate advisory and M&A, creates a significant offering for the Australian super funds.”

Bravura appoints new Chief People Officer

Bravura has announced the appointment of its new Chief People Officer, Gillian Davie, following the departure of Duncan Thomas in 2023.

Davie will head up Bravura’s global People & Culture teams, with a focus on ensuring the business continues to strategically attract, develop, and retain the best talent to support some of the world’s largest financial institutions in wealth, funds administration, pensions, and superannuation.

Speaking of her appointment Andrew Russell, Group CEO and Managing Director said: “Our people are one of our greatest assets and Gillian is joining at a pivotal time for the organisation as we further look to embed a client and product-centric culture across our 1,300 employees spread across 15 offices globally.”