AustralianSuper grows European advisory team

AustralianSuper has appointed Eloy Linddeijer to its Direct Investment Decision Making and Advisory Committee for UK and European investments advisory committee to support its European investment activities.

Lindeijer was a former central banker with over 30 years’ experience in financial services and had been PGGM’s chief investment manager from 2011 to 2020. There he was responsible for €250 billion (AU$400 billion) in pension funds under management.

He joined PGGM from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch central bank, where for over 21 years he held a variety of roles culminating in responsibility for financial markets from 2007 to 2011.

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Since leaving PGGM in 2020, he had taken on a variety of roles, including with the Global Impact Investing Network, the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank initiative and as an independent adviser. Lindeijer had been a trustee of the Van Leer Group Foundation since 2018.

Commenting on Lindeijer’s appointment, Damian Moloney, AustralianSuper’s head of investments, international said: “AustralianSuper is excited to have attracted such an experienced and highly regarded expert to support our European investment program.

“Eloy has worked at the heart of financial markets and pension investments for three decades. He understands the criteria for successful long-term investment, and the opportunities and challenges of developing a global investment portfolio,” Moloney said.

“Eloy will contribute significantly to the successful growth of the Fund’s global investment program.”

Lindeijer said: “AustralianSuper is a success story that stands out among its worldwide peers. It has a clear strategic goal to deploy funds into high value European opportunities.

“I am looking forward to supporting the growth of the AustralianSuper’s European operations and to working with the fund’s high-quality investment team as they build their global portfolio.”

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