Maple-Brown Abbott has appointed a new chief risk officer and a new head of finance and HR.
Lata McNulty has been promoted to the newly created role of chief risk officer, while Wendy Cox will take up the mantle of head of finance and HR. Both Ms McNulty and Ms Cox will report to CEO and managing director Sophia Rahmani and will join the senior management team.
“We are delighted to welcome Wendy to Maple-Brown Abbott and to promote Lata who joined us in March,” Ms Rahmani said. “Both Wendy and Lata are exceptional candidates for these roles, with diverse, global experience with a variety of top-tier firms, and exemplify the cultural attributes we seek out.
“These appointments will add further momentum to our strategy to evolve, diversify and grow.”
Ms Cox was recently with RF Capital as finance consultant, and spent three years with Challenger Limited as financial controller for boutique finance. She has also worked with CBA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and Deloitte. She holds a master of finance from Griffith University in Queensland, as well as a bachelor of commerce (honours) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and is a registered South African chartered accountant.
“We are actively seeking to grow our business through organic growth of our existing investment strategies and looking to add new investment strategies, and Wendy’s experience will be vital in setting up and structuring this growth,” Ms Rahmani said. “In particular, her experience at Fidante working closely with a stable of boutique fund managers will be particularly relevant to us as we further build our capability in this area,” Ms Rahmani said.
Ms McNulty will transition into her role as CRO in September for an initial six-month term, and will also transition into the role of company secretary by the end of the year. She joined Maple-Brown Abbot in March as the head of projects, and has worked at Link Group, RBC Investor & Treasury Services.
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