Spirit Super, Tasmania, appointed Philip Naylor as deputy chief investment officer and general manager of investment strategy, a spokesman confirmed.
Mr. Naylor will join the A$25 billion ($16.5 billion) super fund in April, leaving his position at Frontier Advisors, where he has been employed for 4 1/2 years, most recently as head of capital markets and asset allocation.
The deputy CIO position is new, but the head of strategy position will have elements of a position previously held by Paul Docherty, the spokesman said. Mr. Docherty left the super fund in February to join the A$70 billion Retail Employees Superannuation, Sydney, as head of portfolio construction and research.
Before his employment at Frontier, Mr. Naylor worked as economic adviser to the treasurer of the Northern Territory, an economist at Macquarie Group, and held several positions at the Reserve Bank of Australia.
A search for Mr. Naylor's replacement is underway, a spokesman for Frontier Advisors said. Separately, consulting firm Frontier hired Alice Berriman from Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia, Melbourne, as a senior consultant within the capital markets and asset allocation team. Ms. Berriman was an associate investment manager with HESTA, which has A$70 billion in assets.