Cbus appoints Head of Strategy & Investment Innovation
Cbus, the $41 billion super fund for the construction, building and allied industries, has announced the appointment of Patricia Lindenboim as head of strategy & investment innovation, effective 20 November 2017.
In this Sydney-based role, reporting to portfolio head of strategy and innovation Alexandra West, Lindenboim will work across the whole investments team to develop strategic and innovative initiatives.
Most recently, Lindenboim was head of portfolio management credit cards at National Australia Bank. Previously, she has held strategy development and financial services with roles with Macquarie Group, A.T. Kearney and McKinsey & Co.
Cbus has also announced two more additions to the team, with Elizabeth Weston joining from River and Mercantile Group as head of legal and governance, and Sanjay Magotra joining from Integrity Investment Management as a portfolio manager.
Commenting on the new appointments, Cbus CIO, Kristian Fok, said: "We are really pleased to have Patricia, Elizabeth and Sanjay joining the team. They’re three high calibre individuals who bring an extensive range of experience to Cbus across their individual areas and will add significant value to our existing team."
“Our future strategy and vision and strong growth story is enabling Cbus to attract excellent candidates for roles that have interesting and diverse backgrounds and are a good cultural fit with both Cbus and the Investments team.”
A new world full of opportunities: Q&A with Cbus' Patricia Lindenboim
- Can you tell us what your role as Head of Strategy & Investment Innovation at Cbus entails?
I will be identifying and pursuing strategic initiatives, driving innovation and forming new strategic partnerships to improve retirement outcomes for Cbus members.
- What attracted you to a career in financial services?
During my early childhood in Argentina, inflation reached over 3000% per annum. I vividly remember prices going up at the supermarket daily and my family stocking up on non-perishable items. The country’s economic policy is as much of a national obsession as soccer. It seemed that everyone around me was having passionate debates about monetary and fiscal policy. This was coupled with political and social turmoil. A new president introduced a set of radical reforms, including pegging the Argentine peso to the US dollar to counter hyperinflation, privatisation of state owned enterprises, deregulation of the economy, etc. The country entered a period of economic growth and stability (but it didn’t last). That experience left a big mark on me. While pursuing my university studies, I discovered that I wanted to be part of the financial system and help create a strong, stable and prosperous economy or otherwise help people navigate their way through the perils of the existing system.
Head of Strategy & Investment Innovation