Northleaf hires CTO

The Canadian investment firm has appointed James Fung, a former Accenture strategy executive, to recommend technology implementations.

Northleaf Capital Partners, a Canadian investment firm, has hired James Fung as chief technology officer.

Fung will focus on developing the Northleaf’s IT strategy, identifying and assessing business needs, and recommending technology implementations.

James Fung
James Fung

He was most recently a strategy executive at Accenture, a professional services firm, in digital transformation. Previously, he was an associate partner and executive consultant at IBM, a global technology company.

Northleaf has added a number of staff in recent months, including a legal counsel in its Toronto headquarters and associates in its infrastructure and private credit teams.

The firm said in February it was planning to launch its sophomore secondaries fund, Northleaf Secondary Partners II, as well as its seventh global private equity fund, Northleaf Private Equity Investors VII, in early 2017.