Crescent Wealth Superannuation has appointed Jason Hazell as chief investment officer. He joins from venture capital firm Nightingale Partners and spent over eight years at NAB Asset Management, where he was head of investment specialists and former head of strategy and M&A. Hazell will be responsible for setting investment objectives, formulating investment strategies and managing portfolios that invest in ethical and Islamic compliant industries.
Following the controversial resignation of former Evans Dixon chief executive Alan Dixon, the company has announced that Peter Anderson has taken over the position. He was most recently was executive chair of McGrath Nicol and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the company earlier this year. He will step down pending the appointment of a new non-executive director. Tristan O’Connell has retired from his position as chief financial officer to focus on his health. In his place, Warwick Keneally will take over on an interim basis while the firm searches for a replacement.
Stuart Haigh has joined boutique fund management firm Spire Capital as a director. He will be responsible for developing partnerships with private markets managers, developing new investment programs and serving investors (institutions, family offices and advisory firms). Haigh joins from a five year stint at Partners Group, where he was vice president of investment solutions working in London, Zug (Switzerland) and Sydney. Prior to that was at NAB/MLC for 12 years.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has appointed Stephen Ridgeway as a commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer for a five-year term. Prior to this he was a partner in King & Wood Mallesons’ competition and regulatory unit, and was a partner at Blake Dawson. Ridgeway spent 10 years at the Australian Government Solicitor where he was a senior legal advisor to the ACCC. He replaces Roger Featherston who has stepped down after a five-year term.
SMSF software company Class Ltd has announced three key appointments to the senior executive team. Jason Wilson has been appointed chief product and marketing officer. He joins from Commonwealth Bank, where he was the general manager digital. Dan Coutts has been promoted to chief technology officer (CTO) from his role as head of development. He joined Class from Visual Risk where was the CTO. James Delmar has joined as chief sales officer from Salesforce. He has 16 years’ experience in IT and telecommunications.