Blayney joined the company in August 2017 and leads the diversified strategies team. He has over 21 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined the business from First State Super, where he was head of investment strategy from January 2014. In this role, Blayney was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the fund’s investment strategy team. Prior to this appointment, he was head of diversified strategies at Perpetual for more than five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds. Blayney’s prior experience includes more than 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck. Blayney has earned a bachelor of laws (honours) and a bachelor of science from the University of Queensland. He is a qualified actuary.