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NZ Super appoints Kristy Mactaggart to board of Guardians

NZ Super
By Hui Ching-hoo   
February 25, 2021

New Zealand Superannuation has appointed Kristy Mactaggart to the board of Guardians of the NZ$55 billion (US$40.7 billion) sovereign wealth fund.

Kristy Mactaggart

She will serve for a five-year term starting April 1.

Mactaggart, a former head of Asia Pacific equity capital markets at Fidelity International, is currently an independent director of local infrastructure investment firm Infratil and a member of the board of advisors of Australian private investment firm BBRC Worldwide.

Mactaggart brings “extensive global capital markets experience, with a particular focus on corporate governance”, NZ Super says in a statement on February 23.

NZ Super Guardians’ Chair Catherine Savage describes Mactaggart as “a well-respected industry leader with a unique global perspective”.

“Her appointment comes at a challenging time in financial markets and we look forward to receiving the benefit of her expertise,” Savage says in the statement.