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Cbus shakes up executive team with newly created roles

By Jessica Penny
3 minute read

The fund has restructured its executive team to support the delivery of a “refreshed strategy”.

Cbus Super has created new chief strategy, transformation, operating, and people officer roles, in addition to the appointment of a new deputy chief investment officer.

Namely, Alexandra West will fill the role of chief strategy officer (CSO), who will expand her current portfolio as CSO, investments.

According to Cbus, Ms West will be responsible for enterprise strategy and performance, enterprise positioning, enterprise advocacy, and public affairs.

Meanwhile, Natalie Hannemann has been appointed chief transformation officer, with a focus on improving operations to service members and driving efficiency across the business.

Since joining Cbus three years ago, Ms Hanneman has served as head of service.

The fund also confirmed that the new chief operating officer (COO) will be filled by Nancy Day, who will have responsibility for all support and enabling operating aspects of Cbus including investment enablement, finance, and technology.

Ms Day has served as the funds COO, investments, for the past five years, and has over two decades of experience in the financial services and superannuation sector.

Moreover, Justine Hartman has been appointed chief people officer (CPO), an elevated title from her acting role of group executive, people and culture.

Ms Hartman has held people and culture positions at the fund for nine years and has more than 20 years of experience within the superannuation industry.

Finally, Alexandra Campbell has been named as the fund’s new deputy chief investment officer and head of private markets. She has been leading the infrastructure and private market teams since joining Cbus three years ago.

According to the fund, Ms Campbell will report to chief investment officer Brett Chatfield.

Commenting on the restructure, Cbus chief executive Kristian Fok said: “I am proud to announce a refocused executive team and the appointment of five new outstanding leaders at Cbus.

“The new roles and a reinvigorated business unit model will support the fund’s future development, so Cbus is always the organisation we want and need to be for our members,” he continued.

“We’ve had a period of growth through mergers that has increased our member base and our reach into the media, arts, print, energy and electrical sectors.

“We need to continue to be on the front foot about how we evolve Cbus, aligning our operational capabilities so we can set ourselves up for future growth and continued long-term investment performance, and have a strategic focus on the way we work.

“I’m proud of the diversity the fund has among our senior leaders and I’m proud to say we’ve been able to identify talent from within Cbus. We are driving strong leadership development within Cbus and providing continuity and alignment with our values and culture as a member-centric specialist fund,” Mr Fok concluded.