Industry funds name new chief

Equipsuper and Catholic Super have appointed a new chief executive, after recently announcing they were joining forces to create a $26 billion joint venture.

Scott Cameron, a senior executive with Computershare, has been appointed to lead Equipsuper and Catholic Super in September, before heading the joint company when it begins operating in October.

It will be the first time in Australia that two superannuation funds have concurrently had the same chief executive, the two funds said.

"Mr Cameron has experience of significant acquisitions, growth and expansion, he has integrated operations and employees across multiple worksites," Equipsuper chair Andrew Fairley said.

Cameron is chief executive of Computershare in Australia and New Zealand, and a member of its global leadership team. He is a former partner at Ernst and Young.

Fairley said Cameron was selected after a highly competitive search process and was the unanimous choice of both the Catholic Super and Equipsuper boards.

Catholic Super chair Danny Casey said Cameron has extensive experience building both business-to-business and business-to-consumer operations, along with a talent for team creation and innovation.

"His proven skills will be essential as we pursue our vision to create Australia's first house of superannuation brands," Casey added.

Read more: Catholic SuperComputershareEquip SuperAndrew FairleyDanny CaseyScott Cameron
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