A man set to have a significant influence on tens of thousands of Tasmanians' retirement incomes has been appointed.
Experienced investment leader Ross Barry has been chosen as chief investment officer for the new entity to be formed by big Tasmanian superannuation fund Tasplan and merger partner MTAA Super.
"With over 25 years' experience, Dr Barry is a pioneer in institutional investing in Australia and is well known in the super industry as a specialist in private market investing and a leading proponent of active asset ownership," the funds said.
They said his appointment completed the team that would lead the combined fund after March 31.
Various executives from both funds with leave after completion of the merger, including Tasplan chief executive Wayne Davy.
MTAA Super chief executive Leeanne Turner, who will be chief executive of the new entity, said: "We are excited about the future."
"This merger will allow us to provide the personal customer service benefits of a smaller fund while harnessing the benefits of scale a larger fund can bring."
Tasplan chair Naomi Edwards said the focus was on completing the merger with minimal disruption to members and employers.
"To date, the merger process has been very smooth and we want to keep it that way," Ms Edwards said.
"So, having our (leadership) structure in place early is critical.
"I'm very excited about the team we have put together and I have no doubt they will help us build a fund that our members can be proud of."
The merger plan was announced in November and scheduled for October 1 this year.
That was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and the date was pushed out to March 31 next year.
Tasplan had more than 126,000 members and $9.8 billion under management as of July 10.
MTAA Super had more than 200,000 members in 2019.