Former JANA adviser joins Cbus Super

Angela Ruchin
Construction & Building Unions Superannuation - Senior Investment Director of Energy
Construction & Building Unions Superannuation
Date: 8 May 2024
Position: Senior Investment Director of Energy
By Elizabeth Fry

A former JANA executive who left less than a year ago to join a UK asset manager has returned to Sydney to work at a superannuation fund.

Angela Ruchin, who worked at Columbia Threadneedle Investments as a senior advisor in its infrastructure team, has signed up with Cbus Super as a senior investment director of energy.

She will be responsible for energy market research, stakeholder engagement (internal and external) and relationship management across the energy sector.

Ruchin has over 20 years of experience in financial markets across funds management, asset management, originations and execution, project financing, board roles and investment advisory.

Before joining JANA in 2018, she spent three years in Westpac's project finance team, co-managing several large privatisations, including successfully financing regulated utilities, transport infrastructure and renewable energy.

Ruchin can also count eight years' experience with Hastings Funds Management as an assistant fund manager, asset manager and originator with board roles on PPP projects and transport infrastructure, including airports, ports, and rail.

Earlier, she worked at Deutsche Bank.

Cbus Super head of infrastructure Jordan Kraite welcomed the energy specialist to the team.

"The role reflects the increasing need for Cbus to proactively participate in the energy sector in both a transactional and non-transactional manner given our deep connections with the space," he said

"Angela joins with over 20 years' experience and a passion for the sector that has evolved during her stints at JANA, Hastings, Westpac, and most recently, Columbia Threadneedle in the UK."