The Board of Legal Super Pty Ltd is responsible for the investment arrangements of legalsuper and for formulating an investment strategy for legalsuper as a whole as well as formualting individual investment strategies (investment options) made available to members.
The Board has established an Investment Committee to assist it with implementation of the investment strategy. The Investment Committee makes recommendations to the Board on matters of strategy, appoints and reviews underlying investment managers and formulates policies that guide investment arrangements and processes.
The Investment Committee comprises of six Directors of Legal Super Pty Ltd. The following two investment experts that have been appointed to provide additional assistance to the Committee:
a) David St. John
David St. John is a member of the Investment Committee and was formerly the Chief Investment Officer of UniSuper, the $26 billion superannuation fund for Australia’s tertiary and research sector. He has also held a diverse range of investment roles including with William M. Mercer, the Victorian Funds Management Corporation and the Transport Accident Commission.
b) Neville Hathaway
Neville Hathaway has been appointed to the role of Investment Expert advising the Investment Committee. Neville has deep investment experience that includes investment strategy and management roles with Invesco Australia and County Investment Management and previously was an Associate Professor of the Melbourne Business School.
The Board has appointed Willis Towers Watson as its asset consultant to provide expert independent investment advice to the Board and Investment Committee in formulating and monitoring investment strategy.
Willis Towers Watson is a global professional services company with investment expertise in risk assessment, strategic asset allocation, investment manager selection and delegated investment services.
Willis Towers Watson employs over 750 associates worldwide, has more than 1,000 pension funds and institutional investors as clients, and has assets under advice of over US$2 trillion.