HESTA revamps executive lineup

HESTA made a raft of changes to its senior leadership, with appointments from QSuper, Kinetic Super and Frontier Advisors.

HESTA has added three new faces to its leadership team, including the appointment of former QSuper chief of member support and advice Matthew Halpin in the newly created role of executive, member engagement.

Halpin has also previously held senior roles with Sunsuper, Equipsuper and Mercer across operations, technology, financial advice and service delivery.

HESTA chief executive Debby Blakey said she is excited to have Halpin joining the team in July.

"His extensive experience across a wide range of roles encompassing technology, operations and member advice brings a broad and innovative perspective that will contribute to us continuing to deliver even better results for our members," she said.

The $44 billion fund has also appointed Cameron Doig to the role of general manager, business development and partnership engagement.

Doig joins from Kinetic Super where he was most recently executive general manager, customer growth. He has also previously held roles with NAB and CYBG.

Doig replaces Mary Delahunty, who become head of impact; a newly created position focused on broadening HESTA's responsible investment capabilities and overseeing the fund's own carbon footprint.

Finally, former Frontier Advisors principal consultant, quantitate research Alvin Tan will take on the role of general manager, strategy and economics. Tan replaces general manager of strategy and risk Gary Gabriel who resigned last month.

Tan is a former Goldman Sachs portfolio manager and has also worked as an economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Tan joins HESTA with an extensive knowledge of our investment approach, having worked closely with its investment team in his previous role, HESTA chief investment officer Sonya Sawtell-Rickson said.

"He brings deep insights on global economic trends and innovative strategic thinking that will make a valuable contribution to our investment team as we implement our broad ranging investment strategy review," she said.

Tan will commence in the new role on July 9.

Read more: HESTAFrontier AdvisorsKinetic SuperAlvin TanCameron DoigMatthew HalpinDebby BlakeyEquipsuperGary GabrielGoldman SachsMary DelahuntyMercerReserve Bank of AustraliaSonya Sawtell-RicksonSunsuper
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