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PPI Board Elects Adrian Orr as Chair

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) has elected Adrian Orr to serve as its next chair. Orr succeeds Theresa J. Whitmarsh, executive director of the Washington State Investment Board, who held the position for three years. Orr previously served as vice chair of the PPI Board of Directors from February 2014 to February 2016, and also as a co-chair of PPI's Program Committee during that period.

"Adrian is well respected among his long-term investment peers and the PPI community. I became PPI's president in 2014 with the anticipation of working with Theresa and Adrian in their roles a chair and vice chair, respectively. I am thrilled to envision the next two years for PPI under Adrian's capable leadership," said PPI President Lionel C. Johnson.

Orr also serves as chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and chief executive officer of the New Zealand Super Fund, which includes the general management of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation.

About PPI: Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) is a global organisation with individual and institutional members from leading pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, commercial asset management and other investment experts. Our members' investment decisions impact the prosperity and security of hundreds of millions of beneficiaries and stakeholders today and for future generations.

PPI has held forums for over two decades that inform the investment decisions of the world's major institutional investors as they relate to Asia, the Pacific Rim, and the world. These forums, exclusively for members, are conducted in a collegial, trusted and marketing-free environment, which allows in-depth and off-the-record dialogue. This tradition of thought leadership and candid conversation are coveted aspects of the PPI experience. For more information visit: www.ppi.institute.

Mark Mancao, Communications & Technology Director
Pacific Pension & Investment Institute
465 California Street, Suite 610
San Francisco, CA 94104
Ph: +1-415-576-1187

SOURCE Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI)

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