AustralianSuper has continued its international expansion with several senior UK hires across investments, governance, and corporate affairs.

In a media release, the fund noted the appointments will play a pivotal role in helping to develop and implement its international investment model which has £155 billion ($300 billion) in member assets currently invested outside of Australia, and more than £20 billion in the UK and Europe.

The six appoints include:

  • Carl Astorri as head of investments in Europe who has been with AustralianSuper in Melbourne since 2015. He returns to London having led the asset allocation and research team responsible for asset allocation, equity strategy and macroeconomic research.
  • John Normand as head of investment strategy who will join the fund in late August following 24 years at J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently head of cross-asset strategy.
  • Sujay Shah as head of internal government portfolios who joins from Tesco Pension Fund and has over 18 years’ experience in central banking, discretionary trading and active portfolio management across interest rate and FX markets.
  • Deborah Gilshan as head of ESG and stewardship in Europe who has more than 22 years’ experience in global investment stewardship, shareholder engagement and ESG integration, including over 18 years at three large institutional investors, Railpen, Aberdeen Standard Investments and the UK’s Co-operative Insurance Society.
  • William Manfield as head of international group risk, responsible for the strategic direction of the risk and compliance function in the international offices, including the implementation and ongoing effectiveness of the fund’s risk management framework, and ensuring alignment to local regulatory requirements.
  • Amanda Mitchell as head of Europe corporate affairs, responsible for providing strategic advice and support to the fund’s London and New York offices across a range of communications and stakeholder engagement activities, including asset acquisitions and divestments, media relations, issues and reputation management, and government affairs.