Australia's largest super fund, AustralianSuper, Melbourne, announced on Monday the appointment of several industry veterans for their U.K. office as the A$300 billion ($205.1 billion) fund continues its international expansion.
Carl Astorri was promoted to head of investments for Europe and relocated to London from Melbourne, where he led the fund's asset allocation and research team. In his new role, he will build and lead the London investment team and its efforts to expand public and private investment capabilities.
Mr. Astorri reports to Damian Moloney, who was promoted to deputy chief investment officer earlier this year.
The fund also hired John Normand to be its head of investment strategy and Deborah Gilshan as head of environmental, social and governance, and stewardship for Europe.
Mr. Normand joins in late August and will lead AustralianSuper's asset allocation research team, which drives investment strategy across all major asset classes. He was most recently at J.P. Morgan Chase, where he had a 24-year career, most recently as head of crossasset strategy. He will report to the Head of Asset Allocation Alistair Barker.
Ms. Gilshan oversees the fund's ESG and stewardship programs across public and private markets in Europe, bringing with her 22 years of experience in ESG integration, shareholder engagement and investment stewardship. She has worked at institutional investors such as Railpen, Aberdeen Standard Investments and the U.K.'s Co-operative Insurance Society. She reports to Andrew Gray, head of ESG and stewardship.
The fund also hired William Manfield as its international head of group risk and Amanda Mitchell as head of corporate affairs for Europe. Both report to Mr. Moloney.
All are new roles and commenced in recent months, a spokesman confirmed, except for Mr. Normand who starts in late August.