ASFA announces new board appointment

Jo-Anne BlochJo-Anne Bloch, partner, head of industry and public sector at Mercer has joined the ASFA board in April 2019, representing service providers.

With an international career including global innovation leader in the US from 2014 to 2017, Bloch has worked predominantly in financial services, at National Mutual, Macquarie Bank, NSP Buck/Mellon, and as the deputy chief executive officer of the Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA). Bloch also worked for Mercer in Australia following the acquisition of Sedgwick Noble Lowndes in 1999, and in the UK from 2004 to 2006.

AMP appoints new chief financial officer

John Patrick (JP) MoorheadAMP has announced the appointment of John Patrick (JP) Moorhead as chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 June 2019.

Moorhead will succeed Gordon Lefevre who will retire from AMP after more than five years as group CFO following an orderly transition.

Moorhead, who is currently CFO and chief operating officer of AMP Capital, will lead AMP’s finance function with responsibility for capital management, treasury, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations. He will join AMP’s group leadership team and report to AMP chief executive Francesco De Ferrari.

Rice Warner appoints new CEO

Michael RiceAndrew BoalRice Warner has announced that Michael Rice will step down as chief executive officer, but remains an executive and board member. Andrew Boal has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately.

After more than 30 years building and leading the business, Rice has decided to step down from his role as CEO to focus on working for a few key clients and on public policy initiatives. Speaking of Boal’s appointment, he says:

“I have known and respected Andrew for many years. I am delighted that he has chosen to take this role. At a time of industry turmoil and rapid change, Rice Warner will be well positioned to continue to support our clients with Andrew at the helm.”

SS&C announces senior appointment

Steve TremellingSS&C Technologies has announced the appointment of Steve Tremelling as managing director, institutional & investment management (I&IM) for SS&C Technology.

In this role, Tremelling will be responsible for sales and client relationships of SS&C’s I&IM business in Australia and New Zealand, including identifying growth opportunities and solutions for existing and potential clients. Based in SS&C’s Sydney office Tremelling reports to Christy Bremner, senior vice president and general manager of institutional and investment management.

TelstraSuper chair completes final term

David LeggoAnne-Marie CorboyDavid Leggo will shortly complete his final term as chair of TelstraSuper.

Leggo joined the board in 2010 and will depart following completion of his final term on 30 June 2019. This is in accordance with the fund’s constitution and board renewal policy which provide that directors may serve a maximum of three terms of three years.

TelstraSuper CEO, Chris Davies said that Leggo’s leadership has been instrumental in the success of the $21 billion fund.

After an extensive recruitment process the board has announced the appointment of Anne-Marie Corboy as the new chair. Corboy has over 30 years’ director and chair experience at various organisations and was formerly CEO of HESTA.

Corboy received the Fund Executives Association Limited (FEAL) Fund Executive of the Year Award (2008); was listed as one of Australia’s True Leaders by the AFR (2011); and was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the AFR/Westpac in 2013 and 2014, winning the board/management category in 2014.

TelstraSuper CEO Chris Davies welcomed the appointment and thanked outgoing Chair David Leggo.

Leadership team changes at UniSuper

UniSuper has made several changes to the executive leadership team, including three newly created roles.

Anna Leibel, who has been leading the fund’s technology division since March 2017, has been appointed to the new role of chief technology & delivery officer.

The roles of chief commercial officer, responsible for fund strategy, product and marketing, and chief operating officer, responsible for risk and governance, legal and finance have also been created and the fund is in the process of recruiting for these positions.

Tim Anderson, executive manager – marketing & product and Nick Drohan, executive manager – program management will be departing the fund in May.

“Tim and Nick have made exceptional contributions to the fund’s enviable position,” CEO Kevin O’Sullivan said.

AMP announces new members of Australian Wealth Management division leadership team

AMP has announced five key appointments to its Australian Wealth Management leadership team.

The team will report to Alex Wade, AMP CEO Australian Wealth Management (AWM) include the following appointments:

Lakshman Anantakrishnan, chief investment officer, Jen Thomas, chief operating officer, Fraser Herd, managing director, client relationships, Ant Dureau, chief client officer. Also, Lara Bourguignon as CEO of SuperConcepts, AMP’s self-managed super fund administration services business. Bourguignon is an internal appointment with considerable financial services experience, having most recently led AMP’s customer experience team.

BlackRock appoints new head of Australasia

Andrew LandmanBlackRock has appointed Andrew Landman head of Australasia. He succeeds Dominik Rohé, who takes over as head of the Latin America region.

Landman takes up his new post in June, while continuing to play his existing role as head of Asia Pacific client business. He will return to Sydney from Hong Kong once his client business responsibilities have been transitioned to a successor. Landman will continue reporting to Geraldine Buckingham, BlackRock’s chair and head of Asia Pacific.

QIC welcomes new chair

QIC has announced the appointment of Ian Martin as chair of QIC effective from 1 April.

Damien Frawley, CEO, welcomed his appointment to the role, and also thanked Don Luke for his five years of service to QIC.