UniSuper boosts private markets team

Sukhi Lekhi
UniSuper - Investment Analyst.
Date: 17 January 2023
Position: Investment Analyst.
By Elizabeth Fry

UniSuper, the $115 billion fund has made key new appointments to further strengthen its private markets team.

Sukhi Lekhi and Lachlan McLeish have been appointed senior investment analyst and investment analyst respectively reporting to Sandra Lee, UniSuper's head of private markets.

Lekhi joins UniSuper from Deloitte where she held the role of associate director in the consultant's mergers and acquisitions valuations practice.

Her career at Deloitte has spanned international tax work, mergers and acquisitions, and advising a range of organisations in industries from renewable energy to infrastructure and retail operations.

McLeish joins the asset owner from PwC where most recently he was a senior consultant in corporate valuation advisory undertaking valuations of large infrastructure assets in Australia and New Zealand.

UniSuper's private markets team manages a $11 billion portfolio of infrastructure and private equity investments, including UniSuper's recent investment in PRP Diagnostic Imaging and partnership with Uniseed.

The fund said these areas have been an increased investment focus for UniSuper over the past year.

"UniSuper is in the market for quality investment opportunities that deliver long term value for our members. Sukhi and Lachlan are both highly skilled investment professionals with deep experience in valuations, mergers and acquisitions. I have every confidence their expertise will enhance our capability and deliver real outcomes for our members," said Lee.