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The University Pension Plan is appointing Brian Gill as its chief technology officer.

In the new role, Gill will oversee the teams responsible for the UPP’s strategic initiatives, technology infrastructure, data analytics and business intelligence. He’ll also be involved in shaping the organization’s strategic and operational direction by providing input on a wide spectrum of business issues, according to a press release.

“As a modern and growing organization, it’s crucial our systems and technology work in tandem to boost business performance and effectiveness,” said Barbara Zvan, president and chief investment officer of the UPP, in the release. “Brian possesses the ideal experience and expertise to shape and lead these key organizational functions.”

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Before joining the UPP, Gill was the senior vice-president and chief technology officer of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Earlier in his career, he was the interim head of global technology services at BlackBerry Ltd.

In other news, the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Luca Lupo as managing director of OMERS Infrastructure’s London office.

Lupo will lead investment efforts targeting transportation and community infrastructure assets across Europe. He/ll report to Alastair Hall, senior managing director and head of Europe at OMERS Infrastructure.

“[Lupo] brings a wealth of experience across a range of sectors that will help to accelerate our investing efforts across two of our core investment themes, mobility and community,” said Hall, in a press release. “We have ambitions to double our global [assets under management] in five years and increase OMERS’ allocation to infrastructure to 25 per cent in that same timeframe, with Europe continuing to play an important role in that growth.”

Before joining the OMERS, Lupo was the managing director of transportation and infrastructure at Morgan Stanley. Earlier in his career, he was the vice-president of investment banking at Barclays Bank.

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