Ross Barry will join MTAA Super, Canberra, on Sept. 28 as chief investment officer and continue in that role after the A$13 billion ($9.3 billion) super fund merges with the A$10 billion, Hobart, Australia-based Tasplan Super on April 1.
A joint news release Thursday said Mr. Barry's appointment "completes the C-suite team that will lead the combined fund."
Mr. Barry will take over the investment helm at MTAA from Phil Brown, the fund's executive manager investments, who will "assist with the handover before stepping down in mid-October," according to the release.
Leeanna Turner, CEO of MTAA Super, will become CEO of the combined entity and Mark Williams, Tasplan's head of investments, will become general manager-listed, a spokesman for Tasplan said.
Among other top positions, Kathleen Crawford, Tasplan's manager for operational change, will become the combined fund's chief operations officer; Ningning Lyons, Tasplan's chief financial officer, will become chief strategy officer; and Amy Ward, MTAA's general counsel and company secretary, will become chief of governance, risk and compliance.
A number of executives from both underlying funds will exit following completion of the merger, the news release said.
MTAA Super executives leaving include Michael Sykes, deputy CEO and Chris Porter, executive manager, operations.
Executives from Tasplan set to depart include Wayne Davy, CEO; Nick Connor, chief operations officer and deputy CEO; Keryn Welch, executive manager-strategy; Greg Hanigan, chief risk officer; and Dave Stuart, acting CIO.
Mr. Barry will join MTAA Super from First State Super, where he was head of systematic and impact investing for the Sydney-based superannuation plan that oversees A$125 billion in retirement assets.
A First State Super spokesman couldn't immediately offer details on whether Mr. Barry would be replaced in that role.