Mark Mansley“I have really enjoyed building up a successful investment business at Brunel with clear vision and strong products. In particular I am immensely proud of creating a fantastic investment team, going from nothing to a thriving group of highly talented professionals who have rapidly gained a tremendous reputation.“But now is the time to move on and for new challenges.”Mansley transitioned from the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF), where he was also CIO, to Brunel in 2017 to prepare the organisation for taking on responsibility for managing the assets of its 10 client pension funds from the local government pension scheme (LGPS), who have some £30bn (€33bn) in assets under management between them.As at the beginning of this year, half of Brunel’s client funds – some £15bn – had been transferred to the pooling company, with 29 out of more than 500 reviewed investment strategies selected for 11 investment portfolios.Mansley joined the EAPF, which is one of Brunel’s founding LGPS funds, in 2011, contributing to establishing a highly-respected approach to sustainable investment that has been carried over to and further developed at Brunel. CEO Chappell said the board of Brunel would soon begin the process of recruiting their next CIO.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Mark Mansley, the chief investment officer of Brunel Pension Partnership, has resigned, the local authority pension asset pooling vehicle announced today.In a statement, chief executive officer Laura Chappell said: “For the past three years, Mark has built up a successful investment team, from its earliest stages to a thriving group of highly talented professionals.“As Brunel moves on to the next stage of its development, Mark has decided to leave Brunel to pursue other opportunities.“[Chair] Denise Le Gal Chair of Brunel and the members of the board give Mark thanks for his contribution to Brunel’s success and wish him well for the future.” Writing on social media platform LinkedIn, Mansley said he was “keen to get back to something more investment-focused and using my creative talents for building and developing new investment businesses.“I am particularly interested in understanding strategically what the new world we will inhabit post Covid-19 means for investment.