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The founding CEO and CIO of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, Doug Pearce, and the former Group Chief Executive and Managing Director of Hellaby Holdings, John Williamson, have been appointed to the Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the manager of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

A proponent of good governance and responsible investment, Mr Pearce has over 35 years of experience in the capital markets. He has served as director and chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the Pacific Pension Institute and the Pension Investment Association of Canada. He was a member of the advisory board at the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and the Faculty Advisory Board at UBC Sauder School of Business. The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is one of Canada's largest institutional investors, with over $100B in assets under management.

Mr Williamson is the Group Chief Executive of Academic Colleges Group and is an experienced chief executive with a track record for strategic leadership and growth at Hellaby Holdings, Fletcher Building and Bendon. He has previously held positions on various boards including Hellaby Holdings, Hockey New Zealand and with a number of primary sector, consumer and industrial businesses in New Zealand and Australia

Guardians’ Chair Catherine Savage welcomed the new appointments.  “Doug and John will bring significant investment knowledge and experience to the Guardians’ Board. We look forward to working with them.”

Existing Board Member Craig Ansley has been reappointed to the Guardians’ Board until 30 September 2018.

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