Global asset manager Nuveen has confirmed that Nick Evans will stay on as managing director of Nuveen Real Estate Asia Pacific. Evans was the interim managing director following the resignation of Chris Reilly in August. Evans joined in 2005 and led the expansion of Nuveen Real Estate into Australia in 2012, holding the role of managing director of the Australian division.
Equipment finance provider Axesstoday has appointed Craig Edwards as chief executive officer, replacing interim chief executive Stewart Winspear. He joins from Pepper Money’s asset finance division where he was head of sales. Prior to that, Edwards spent over 16 years at Capital Finance in a range of roles including head of asset finance sales. Edwards will be responsible for reshaping Axsesstoday after it was placed into administration in April and was bought by an affiliate of private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management.
SMSF administration and audit firm, SuperAA has appointed Stephen Doulgeridis as general manager. He was previously the general manager – business development and sales at SuperConcepts. Prior to that he was chief executive and founder of SMSF specialist firm Justsuper.
Townsends Lawyers and its associate SuperCentral have appointed Maria Siu as special counsel – superannuation. She will be responsible for providing superannuation research and advice across both Townsends and SuperCentral staff and clients. Siu has held senior positions in n senior compliance, technical services and strategic product development at Standard Chartered Bank, APRA, Deutsche Bank, Colonial Financial Planning, Godfrey Pembroke and BT Portfolio Services.
SMSF administration software provider Class has appointed Simon Martin as an non-executive director. Martin is a director at a number of technology companies such as Sendle, Tandem Corp, Arq Group, My Plan Manager and Profectus Group. He was previously chief financial officer at MYOB.
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has announced the appointment of two new board members. Andrew Boal, chief executive of Rice Warner, has re-joined as a director. He was previously on the board for four years up until April 2019. Boal is also on The Actuaries Institute’s Public Policy Council Committee and was previously at Willis Towers Watson for over 27 years. Kelly Power, general manager product at Colonial First State, has also been appointed as director. She has over 17 years’ experience in financial services and has held senior roles at BT and MLC.
Equipment finance broking company, Consolidated Operations Group, has appointed Mark Crain as an executive director. He is currently director and managing partner of plant and equipment finance brokerage firm, QPF Finance Group. Prior to joining QPF in 2008, Crain was general manager of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in New Zealand.