Stanford joined Hostplus in mid-2014. He joined the internal investment team to help lead the fund’s move towards more proactive investments. Prior to joining Hostplus, he was a consultant for six years at JANA, where he had a range of consulting and research responsibilities, with a particular focus on private equity. Prior to that, he was with Russell Investments, in a broad private markets role covering private equity, infrastructure and hedge fund strategies. He has also held a number of IT and engineering roles. Stanford has earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.