Sam Sicilia

Chief Investment Officer

Headshot of Sam Sicilia, Hostplus Leadership Team

Sam joined Hostplus in 2008 as CIO after a storied career in academia and the finance industry that stretches back to the early 1990s. During that time he has held a number of senior roles, both locally and internationally:

  • Director of Investment Consulting with Russell Investments, with responsibility for leadership of the Alternative Assets and Unlisted Property Sector teams, covering private markets, such as infrastructure, private equity and direct property
  • Senior Manager at Bank of Ireland Asset Management, with responsibility for gathering market intelligence and keeping abreast of industry developments across all asset classes, providing thought leadership and championing and facilitating global product development initiatives
  • Senior Consultant with Frontier Investment Consulting, a foundation member of Frontier’s management team and Chair of the Frontier Research Practice Meeting: a monthly think tank forum in which investment manager assessments and ratings were determined and investment house views established, reviewed and debated
  • Senior Asset Consultant with Towers Perrin and a foundation member of the Australian Asset Consulting Services leadership team responsible for the ongoing formulation and review of business strategy. Sam was an architect and the inaugural coordinator of Towers Perrin’s manager research process in Australia, with responsibility for overseeing the manager research function. Sam was also Towers Perrin’s Asia Pacific regional representative, a foundation member of the Global Investment Manager Research Group and Director of Investment Manager Research for Towers Perrin in the US


Roles and key responsibilities

Chief Investment Officer1

  • To provide strategic leadership across Hostplus Investments
  • To deliver consistent growth in net benefit to members


Year of appointment

  • 2008


Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Monash University
  • PhD in Mathematical Modelling, Monash University
  • Master of Applied Finance, University of Melbourne



Sam has more than 20 years' experience in senior executive positions that have included: 

  • Director of Investment Consulting at Russell Investments
  • Senior Manager of Bank of Ireland Asset Management
  • Senior Consultant at Frontier Investment Consulting
  • Senior Asset Consultant at Towers Perrin
  • Director of Investment Manager Research at Towers Perrin (US)

1. Effective 31 March 2008