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The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that manages the NZ$39 billion NZ Super Fund, has appointed Stephen Gilmore as Chief Investment Officer.

A senior investment executive with extensive global experience, Mr Gilmore was most recently Chief Investment Strategist at the A$148b Future Fund in Australia, where he held a series of senior investment roles between 2009 and 2018.

Guardians CEO Matt Whineray said: “We are delighted to have been able to attract a global investment leader of Stephen’s calibre to the Guardians. The NZ Super Fund is expected to grow strongly over the next few years and Stephen’s experience at the Future Fund, one of the world’s leading sovereign wealth funds, will be invaluable.”

Mr Gilmore said: “I am a great admirer of the NZ Super Fund’s strong investment performance and culture. After many years abroad, I am looking forward to the opportunity to return to New Zealand and make a contribution to the Fund’s ongoing success.”

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 of New Zealand. A Chartered Accountant, Mr Gilmore has a MCom 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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Media contact: Catherine Etheredge, Head of Communications, 0274 777 501, [email protected]

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