Following a four-month global recruitment process, Kylie Rampa has been appointed as chief executive officer of QIC, a leading Australian investment manager owned by the Queensland Government.
Rampa joins QIC from Lendlease where she is currently Group Head of Investments, and a member of the global leadership team and global investment committee, with responsibility for driving the group’s global strategy to grow Lendlease’s funds under management and strategic capital partnerships. Prior to joining Lendlease in 2013, Rampa spent 13 years at Macquarie, and at various stages in her career worked at Gandel Group, AMP and Schroders.
Rampa will commence in April 2022, taking the helm from Damien Frawley, who has led the organisation for more than nine years and announced in June his decision to retire in 2022.
QIC Chair Ian Martin said Rampa’s appointment had been approved by QIC’s Board and the Queensland Government.
“The Board is confident Ms Rampa’s strong experience in managing large and complex businesses coupled with her investment and capital management acumen, will ensure QIC continues to deliver strong performance for its clients,” Martin said.
“Ms Rampa has more than 25 years’ experience in investment management, particularly in real assets investing. Her expertise spans private markets, particularly real estate, and private and public capital markets, real estate development, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, and operations.
“Ms Rampa will continue to drive the Board-endorsed strategy across QIC’s investment capabilities – with our core objective of being client-led in all that we do.
“Together with the Board and on behalf of the entire team at QIC, I want to congratulate Ms Rampa on her appointment, and we look forward to working with her.”
Rampa said that as a proud Queenslander she was excited and energised to lead QIC through its next phase, building on its 30-year history and the strength of its existing core capabilities.
“I am very proud to be appointed CEO and I want to acknowledge the tremendous work of Damien Frawley who has led a team of specialists who have added significant value for clients via QIC’s investment capabilities.
“QIC has a strong reputation for delivering sustainable risk-adjusted returns for its commercial and government clients supported by a robust culture that fosters transparency, excellence, diversity and strong governance.
“Together with the QIC Board, the executive team and all QIC’s employees, I am excited to lead an organisation that is focused on delivering strong investment performance for QIC’s government, domestic and global institutional clients in a complex operating landscape.”
Rampa’s appointment follows an extensive global recruitment process led by Egon Zehnder, a respected global executive search firm, which involved a very strong field of internal and external candidates.
QIC has also recently appointed Mirvac’s Ex-Head of Retail, Susan MacDonald to its Board as Director (Non-Executive).
MacDonald has held leadership roles with Lendlease and AMP Capital Shopping Centres, and has served as Joint Deputy Chair of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) for a number of years.
“I’m pleased to say that Susan MacDonald has recently been appointed to the QIC Board.
“Susan has over 35 years’ experience in real estate investment management, primarily in Australia, the US, UK and Europe, and is a welcome addition to our board.” Martin said.