UniSuper, the $80 billion superannuation fund for the higher education and research sector today announced the appointment of Anand Thomas as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer.
Anand will lead the marketing, strategy, product and digital functions, working closely with CEO Kevin O’Sullivan to develop and drive the fund’s strategy. He joins from MLC Life Insurance where he played a lead role in the demerger from NAB.
Previous roles include strategy development, digital, customer experience, marketing and large-scale program management working in Asia and Australia for Citicorp, ANZ, NAB, OCBC Bank and MLC.
With a career spanning 20 years, Anand has developed strong leadership experience in establishing, scaling, and transforming businesses by building high-performance teams and trusted partnerships.
Commenting on the appointment, O’Sullivan said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Anand to UniSuper. He brings with him a wealth of commercial experience and is clearly a strategic, long-term thinker who will add enormous value and depth to the leadership team.”
The fund undertook a review of its organisational structure in April to ensure it remains in the best position possible to respond to the changing competitive landscape and regulatory environment.
Anand commences in the role on Monday 22 July.