MTAA Super and Tasplan confirm executive team

mtaa super Tasplan appointments ceo CIO merger

3 September 2020
| By Jassmyn |
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MTAA Super chief executive officer (CEO), Leeanne Turner, has been appointed to lead the merged MTAA Super and Tasplan fund next year.

MTAA and Tasplan have confirmed its executive team that will lead the combined fund from 31 March, 2021.

The team includes:

  • Leeanne Turner, CEO;
  • Kathleen Crawford, chief operations officer;
  • Dr Ross Barry, chief investment officer;
  • Ningning Lyons, chief strategy officer;
  • Robyn Judd, chief of people and culture;
  • Amy Ward, chief of governance, risk and compliance; and
  • Grace Angeles, chief finance officer.

Barry would join MTAA Super on 28 September, 2020, and was recently senior investment leader for First State Super.

Departing from MTAA Super would be deputy CEO Michael Sykes; executive manager, operations Chris Porter; and Michael Irving, executive manager of marketing, communications, education and advice.

Departing from Tasplan would be CEO Wayne Davy; chief operations officer and deputy chief executive officer, Nick Connor; executive manager, strategy Keryn Welch; chief risk officer Greg Hanigan; and acting chief investment officer Dave Stuart.

Commenting on the announcement, Turner said: “On behalf of our respective boards, staff, and members, I sincerely thank all the executives for their dedication and commitment to the funds. They have been instrumental in driving this merger and have been integral to our success for many years leading up to this. I wish them all the best with their future endeavours.

“We are excited about the future. This merger will allow us to provide the personal customer service benefits of a smaller fund while harnessing the benefits of scale a larger fund can bring.”

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