CalPERS Search

CalPERS Search Begins for New CEO

CalPERS Search

CalPERS Search Begins

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) officially launched its search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead and manage the pension fund, health benefit programs and its 2,700 employees.

The search is being led by New York-based Heidrick & Struggles. View a full description of the CEO career opportunity, including the ideal candidate profile and professional competencies. Interested parties may contact:

Heidrick & Struggles
c/o Renee Neri, Partner
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10036

CalPERS Search: New CEO

The CEO of CalPERS is the leader of a highly visible and complex government organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the organization achieves the strategic objectives established by the Board of Administration, while cultivating a high performing, risk intelligent, collaborative, and innovative culture. The CEO is driven by the organization’s mission, vision, and values and will ensure that these are embraced by the employees who make up CalPERS’ dynamic workforce.

The CEO is also a respected, communicative, and accessible leader within the many stakeholder communities essential to CalPERS’ mission, and exhibits the highest levels of ethics and integrity.

CalPERS Search: About the Board

CalPERS BoardFor more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.8 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for nearly 1.4 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS’ total fund market value currently stands at approximately $278 billion. For more information, visit

I would love to have a CEO very interested in corporate governance appointed to the job. Of course, that’s only a small part of the position but would be great. Maybe they should look inside to the very capable Anne Simpson or across the river to Anne Sheehan of CalSTRS for an overall administrator. See what I’ve written about CalPERS in the last few years.

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