Stand-in NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) chief, Matt Whineray, has picked up the full-time job.
Whineray, who took over as interim NZS boss in March from Adrian Orr.
In a statement today, NZS board of guardians chair, Catherine Savage said: “Mr Whineray was the stand out candidate amongst a high quality field of international applicants. He has been instrumental in the Guardians’ successes over the last decade and is recognised globally as a leader in institutional investment. The Board has the utmost confidence in his leadership ability, intelligence and integrity.”
Whineray joined NZS in 2008 as general manager private markets before taking on the chief investment officer role in 2014.
His predecessor, Orr is now Reserve Bank of NZ governor.
“The NZ Super Fund is one of the most exciting places to work in institutional investment globally, and I am looking forward to the challenge immensely,” Whineray said in the release.
He formally assumes the top job at the $38 billion plus NZS on July 1.