NZ Super Guardians appoints new investments chief

Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation chief investment officer Stephen Gilmore.

The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation has appointed Stephen Gilmore as its chief investment officer.

A senior investment executive with extensive global experience, Mr Gilmore was most recently chief investment strategist at the $A148b Future Fund in Australia, where he held a series of senior investment roles between 2009 and 2018.

As chief investment officer Mr Gilmore will lead a 45-strong team of investment professionals responsible for the appointment and monitoring of the NZ Super Fund’s external investment managers; New Zealand and international direct investment; responsible investment; and asset allocation, including macroeconomic strategy and the Guardians’ strategic tilting programme.

Mr Gilmore’s career also includes periods with Banque AIG; Morgan Stanley; the International Monetary Fund and Chase Manhattan Bank. A New Zealander, he began his career with roles at the University of Otago and the Reserve Bank. A chartered accountant, Mr Gilmore has a masters in economics from the University of Canterbury.

Mr Gilmore will join the Guardians in late February 2019. He will be a member of the Guardians’ leadership team and investment committee.

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