Teia Merring, senior investment director at Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Investment Management Limited, has been elected the new board chair of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Merring joined the board in 2020 and has served as vice chair. She is known to have a keen passion for transparency, strong LP governance and alignment, and has chaired ILPA's industry and affairs committee.
Scott Ramsower, Head of Private Equity Funds for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, will serve alongside Merring as new Board Vice Chair; Ramsower joined the Board in 2021. New additions to the Board include Han Hu, Aegon Asset Management, Greg Jania, APG, Helena Threlfall, Hasma Capital, Giovanni Orsi, PSP and Aaron Daley, Washington State Investment Board.
ILPA, established more than 20 years ago, is a global organization dedicated to exclusively advancing the interests of limited partners (LPs) and their beneficiaries.
“ILPA is a respected force in the private markets ecosystem, and I’m honored to be selected as its next Board Chair,” said Merring. “At more than 600 organizations and 7,000 LP professionals, the ILPA community continues to grow and evolve; I look forward to continuing to amplify their voices on the topics that matter most while striving for greater alignment and transparency industry-wide.”
Outgoing board members include: Alicia Gregory, Future Fund Management Agency, Gregory Ruiz, Jasper Ridge Partners, Joe Topley, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Alison Nankivell, Business Development Bank of Canada.
Said Jennifer Choi, ILPA CEO, “Over the last year, the Board has helped guide ILPA into its next chapter—from announcing a new London office to embarking on our most global year yet of programming and on-the-ground engagement.”