Aoifinn Devitt was named chief investment officer at London CIV, London, an asset pool for local authority pension funds.
She replaced Jason Fletcher, who left London CIV in October, a spokesperson confirmed. He had been CIO since July 2020.
Devitt has advised local authority plans since 2006, consulting on asset allocation, responsible investing and the pooling process itself.
"Her extensive knowledge and experience including within the LGPS arena will add significant value to the investment proposition and business more broadly," Dean Bowden, CEO at London CIV, said in a news release.
London CIV managed £14.3 billion ($17.9 billion) in active assets and £12.5 billion in passive funds as of March 31, on behalf of the local government pension funds for London's 32 boroughs and the City of London Corp.
Devitt was CIO at U.S.-based wealth management firm Moneta.
She has also held investment roles at Hermes Fund Managers and the $3.8 billion Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, where she was CIO.