Club Plus Super has appointed Gemma Dooley, formerly of Perpetual, as its head of investments.

Dooley will be responsible for implementing the trustee’s investment strategy, overseeing Club Plus Super’s investment governance functions and managing relationships with the fund’s asset consultant (Jana), custodian (NAB) and external investment managers.

Her previous positions have included general manager of institutional business at Perpetual Investments, head of distribution and marketing for BT Financial Group’s investment solutions department as well as various roles at Russell Investments.

Paul Cahill, chief executive of Club Plus Super, said Dooley has more than two decades of experience in the investment industry in Australia and Singapore and “brings a broad range of skills to our business from performance analytics, asset consulting and investment implementation through to sales and marketing”.

“At this stage of our expansion and development, Gemma’s appointment acknowledges the increasingly sophisticated nature of our investment offering and the Trustee’s dedication to securing the best possible investment performance for our members,” Cahill said.

The fund made two other appointments: Nici Andronicus joins the as head of strategic relationships and Lindy Hunt joins as head of legal, audit, risk and compliance.

As head of strategic relationships, Andronicus will be responsible for strengthening the fund’s industry position and forging new strategic relationships to drive growth and development.

“Nici has great industry relationships and as a former world champion triathlon and modern pentathlon athlete. Nici is a highly driven person who I know will have a positive impact on the fund,” Cahill said.

As head of legal, audit, risk and compliance, Hunt will be primarily responsible for maintaining and implementing an effective risk management framework.

Hunt joins from Mercer where she was a senior solicitor and principal in Mercer’s governance & legal consulting practice. The fund says Hunt has significant experience in superannuation law, regulatory affairs and fund governance having also worked at the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) and also as a specialist in commercial litigation, in particular, insurance fraud.

“Nici, Gemma and Lindy each bring extensive experience and a wide variety of skills to our business and will be a key part of our fund’s growth strategy in the years ahead,” Cahill said.

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