19 Nov 2015

JBWere announces three senior appointments

JBWere has today announced three senior appointments across the Advice, Products & Markets and Operations teams.

JBWere CEO, Justin Greiner, said the new appointments will further enable JBWere to focus on improving client experience, and the growth and development of the business.

“For more than 175 years JBWere has been at the forefront of wealth management, offering premium wealth strategies, advice and investments to Australia’s most successful people, companies and “For-Purpose” organisations.

“The industry is changing, advice needs are changing, and as a result we are seeing a significant shift in the way businesses operate. As a business, it is important to set ourselves up for ongoing success in a way that allows us to be flexible, innovative and dynamic.

“We want to deliver on our mission to build a world-class private wealth business, and I have no doubt that these appointments will build on the resources and personnel we currently have to help us achieve this goal”, Mr Greiner said.

General Manager Advice – Neville Azzopardi

Neville Azzopardi will join JBWere as General Manager – Advice. Neville brings more than 20 years’ experience in Wealth Management and Private Banking both in Australia and overseas. Neville was most recently the National Head of Markets at UBS Australia, where he oversaw over 100 high net worth client advisers. Prior to this Neville was Managing Director and Singapore Country Team Head for UBS Wealth Management in Singapore.

General Manager Products & Markets – Ariane Barker

Ariane Barker will join JBWere as General Manager – Products & Markets. Ariane brings more than 20 years’ experience in international capital markets and finance. Ariane has previously worked at Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and HSBC. Her most recent Executive role was Vice President – Equities in Hong Kong, a role which focused on the Institutional Client Global equity build for HSBC Asia.

Head of Operations and Strategic Delivery – Gerrik Gratz

Gerrik Gratz has accepted the role of Head of Operations and Strategic Delivery. Gerrik has been with JBWere since 1999 and has led teams in Distribution, Operations and Technology. Most recently Gerrik has been leading the Investment Services business as well as having responsibility for Strategic Planning at JBWere.

The appointments take effect on Monday, 23 November

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