State Super appoints defined contributions GM

State Super has appointed Jason Hazell as general manager – defined contribution investments, covering the role once filled by chief investment officer (CIO), Charles Wu.

Effective from 1 September, 2021, he would be responsible for oversight of the defined contributions portfolio, working closely with fund managers, investment consultants and the custodian to ensure State Super meets its obligations to members, and would be part of the executive leadership team.

Hazell had over two decades experience in the super and investment industry and was previously CIO at Crescent Wealth Super Fund, and prior to that he was in various senior roles at MLC and NAB Asset Management.

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Wu, who was promoted to CIO in January, said: “We spent over six months in our search for the right candidate, and I am delighted to welcome Jason to our investment team”.

John Livanas, State Super chief executive, said: “Jason brings the right skills and experience to our executive leadership team at a time when the superannuation industry is going through tremendous changes”.

Reporting to Hazell would be Alan Chan, senior investment manager – asset allocation and risk; Andrew Huang, senior investment manager – equities; and Alice Tjahja, senior investment manager – debt, capital markets and alternatives.

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