SYDNEY, 7 September 2021

Jason Hazell has been appointed General Manager, Defined Contribution Investments at State Super, effective 1 September 2021. On the appointment of Mr Hazell, State Super CIO Charles Wu commented:

“This is a pivotal role for State Super. We spent over six months in our search for the right candidate, and I am delighted to welcome Jason to our investment team”.

Key responsibilities of the position include oversight of the defined contributions portfolio, and working closely with fund managers, investment consultants and the custodian to ensure State Super meets its obligations to members.

Jason has also been invited to join the Executive Leadership Team of State Super. State Super CEO, John Livanas said:

“Jason brings the right skills and experience to our Executive Leadership Team at a time when the Superannuation Industry is going through tremendous changes.”

Reporting to Mr Hazell will be Alan Chan, Senior Investment Manager, Asset Allocation and Risk, Andrew Huang, Senior Investment Manager, Equities, and Alice Tjahja, Senior Investment Manager, Debt, Capital Markets and Alternatives.

The General Manager, Defined Contribution Investments role was previously filled by Charles Wu who was appointed as State Super CIO in January 2020.

On his appointment to the General Manager role, Mr Hazell said,

“I look forward to joining the team and focusing on delivering value for our members. It is exciting to take on these responsibilities at such an interesting time in markets”.

Mr Hazell has over two decades experience in the superannuation and investment industry. He was CIO at Crescent Wealth Super Fund and prior to that, was in various senior roles at MLC and NAB Asset Management. He has a Master of Finance from UNSW, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

For more information, please contact:

Nada Siratkov, General Manager, Member Engagement

P: +61 (0) 2 9238 5928

E: statesupermedia@statesuper.nsw.gov.au

State Super (SAS Trustee Corporation) ABN: 29 239 066 746 manages superannuation and pension schemes for past and present NSW government and public sector employees. There are 93,271 members in the schemes (known as the Pooled Fund) which have assets totalling $43 Billion AUD as at 30 June 2021. State Super is located at 83 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000. https://www.statesuper.nsw.gov.au/