AustralianSuper has announced the newly created role of COO will be filled by current group executive for finance operations Peter Curtis.
In a statement issued last Friday, the super fund said that the appointment would formally extend the responsibilities of Mr Curtis to also include technology services.
He joined the super fund as senior manager of investments in 2006 before moving into the role of group executive for finance operations in 2019 with responsibility for finance, legal and investment operations.
Mr Curtis played a key role in driving AustralianSuper’s internalisation strategy according to CEO Paul Schroder, who added that his knowledge and insights would be essential in guiding the future operations of the super fund.
“The appointment of Mr Curtis to this new role enables us to further enhance our operating rhythm as we continue to grow globally,” said Mr Schroder.
“This is a key component in the delivery of our 2030 Strategy and goal to be Australia’s leading superannuation fund for members.”
Additionally, AustralianSuper also announced the appointment of Belinda Ray as head of internal audit after conducting an internal and external search.
Ms Ray was previously chief risk officer and company secretary at Care Super.
Both Mr Curtis and Ms Ray will assume their new roles in April.
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