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Sam Sicilia

Sam joined Hostplus in 2008 as Chief Investment Officer after a storied career in academia and the finance industry stretching back to the early 1990's. 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 and a foundation member of Frontier’s management team and Chair of the Frontier Research Practice Meeting, a monthly think tank forum, where 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 that was responsible for the ongoing formulation and review of business strategy. He 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 USA.

Role & Key Responsibilities

  • Chief Investment Officer*
  • 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
  • Ph.D. in Mathematical Modelling, Monash University
  • Master of Applied Finance, University of Melbourne


  • More than 20 years in senior executive positions
  • Director of Investment Consulting, Russell Investments
  • Senior Manager, Bank of Ireland Asset Management
  • Senior Consultant, Frontier Investment Consulting
  • Senior Asset Consultant, Towers Perrin
  • Director of Investment Manager Research, Towers Perrin (USA)

Other Directorships /

Alternate Director:
  • IGIPT Pty Ltd
  • ISPT Pty Ltd
  • Redding Ridge Asset Management LLC
Advisory position:
  • Brandon Capital Partners Pty Ltd Medical Research Commercialisation Fund 3 – Advisory Committee
  • Campus Living Funds Management Limited – Campus Living Villages Investor Committee
  • Hayfin Capital Management LLP – Special Opportunities Credit Fund – Advisory Board
  • IFM Investors Pty Ltd – Shareholder Advisory Board
  • Partners Group – Advisory Committee
  • Redding Ridge Holdings LP  – Partnership Advisory Board
  • Siguler Guff & Company, LP. Small Buyouts Opportunities II – Advisory Board
  • Wilshire Private Markets Asia No. 1 Fund – Investor Advisory Committee
  • Wilshire Private Markets Asia No. 2 Fund – Investor Advisory Committee

Representative Appointments:

  • Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
  • Blackbird Ventures Pty Ltd – Blackbird Ventures 2015, L.P.
  • Blackbird Ventures Pty Ltd – Blackbird Ventures 2015, L.P. Follow-on Fund
  • Carnegie Venture Capital Pty Ltd
  • Caspian Private Equity, LLC – Caspian Private Equity Fund 2
  • Industry Super Holdings Pty Ltd – Shareholder Meeting
  • Lexington Co-Investment Partners III, L.P.
  • M.H. Carnegie & Co Pty Ltd
  • Members Equity Bank Limited – Shareholder Meeting

*Effective 31 March 2008

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