State Super (SAS Trustee Corporation) has appointed Jason Hazell as General Manager, Defined Contribution Investments, effective 1 September 2021. Hazell takes over the role from Charles Wu, who was promoted to Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in January 2020.
Hazell joins the fund from Crescent Wealth Super Fund, where he was the CIO. Before that he held various positions at NAB Asset Management and MLC.
“Jason brings the right skills and experience to our Executive Leadership Team at a time when the Superannuation Industry is going through tremendous changes,” John Livanas, Chief Executive Officer of State Super said.
Hazell will be responsible for oversight of the defined contributions portfolio, and will work closely with fund managers, investment consultants and the custodian to ensure State Super meets its obligations to members. He has also been invited to join the Executive Leadership Team of State Super.
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 – Charles Wu, CIO of State Super
“This is a pivotal role for State Super,” Wu said. “We spent over six months in our search for the right candidate, and I am delighted to welcome Jason to our investment team”.
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 will all report to Hazell.
The General Manager, Defined Contribution Investments role was previously filled by Charles Wu who was appointed as State Super CIO in January 2020.
“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,” Hazell said.