Equip Super and Catholic Super have appointed Anna Shelley as chief investment officer for both funds, following the resignation of Equip CIO, Troy Rieck, last week.
Shelley has been CIO of Catholic Super since April 2018 and prior to this was general manager of product and strategy at Perpetual, an announcement of the appointment said.
Her appointment also follows last week’s announcement that Scott Cameron would take the helm of both funds. The joint venture of the two funds will begin operation in October.
Commenting, Equip Super chair, Andrew Fairley, said: “This CIO appointment is an opportunity to align the two funds from an investment perspective and strongly position us for further growth”.
“It brings greater business continuity and enhances our capacity to continue to deliver for members, with scope for additional expansion,” he said.
Catholic Super acting chair, Peter Haysey, said Shelley was an experienced leader with an extensive investment management and business strategy background.
“Both investment teams have begun working extensively to bring together the two existing investment portfolios. We look forward to Anna leading the teams through the joint venture operating model as we prepare for a full merger,” Haysey said.