Australian Ethical Investment has announced the appointment of John McMurdo as chief executive. He was most recently group managing director of Fitzpatrick Financial Group and prior to that was chief executive of Centric Wealth Management and managing director of Hillross Financial Services. McMurdo is chair of Sortify.tm in New Zealand and a director of the Australian Bond Exchange and Yabonza. He was previously a director at Atrium Investment Management and non-executive chair of Retirement Victoria. He takes over from acting chief executive Steve Gibbs who will now resume his position as chair. Acting chair Michael Monaghan will return to his position as director.
AMP has confirmed that James Georgeson will stay on as chief financial officer (CFO). Georgeson has been acting chief financial officer since August 2019 after JP Moorhead stood down. He will report directly to chief executive Francesco De Ferrari. Georgeson joined AMP in 2001 and has held a range of senior finance positions including deputy CFO, CFO of AMP’s Australian wealth management business and CFO of AMP New Zealand.
Evans Dixon has announced the appointment of Paul Ryan as CFO. He spent over 12 years at Evans and Partners where he was managing director and head of research in Sydney, chief executive officer, head of capital markets and managing director of private capital. He was most recently portfolio manager of the CVC Emerging Companies Fund which is a joint venture between CVC and Evans Dixon. Ryan is replacing Warwick Keneally who has been acting CFO and will remain in a senior finance position in the group.
CoreLogic has appointed Milena Malev as general manager of banking and finance solutions Australasia. She joins from ANZ where she was most recently head of the general insurance business. Prior to that she was head of retirement solutions and senior manager of portfolio strategy for lenders mortgage insurance. Malev was project director of credit risk, product and operations at Westpac and credit scoring delivery manager at Veda (Equifax).
FC Capital has appointed Paul Shaw as head of distribution. He has over 27 years’ experience in financial services and has held senior roles with Deloitte, Merrill Lynch and was head of M&A at Daiwa SMBC Europe. He was also managing director, head of investor relations, fundraising and communications at Pacific Equity Partners.
Miriam Patterson has been appointed as fund manager of Charter Hall Direct. She joins from Telstra Super where she has been for the last eight years. She was most recently head of real assets and prior to that was investment manager – property and infrastructure. Patterson will report to Charter Hall Direct chief executive, Steven Bennett.
Perennial Value Management has announced two senior appointments. David Redford-Bell will commence as senior investment specialist based in Queensland. He joins from QIC where he was the business development director for Queensland. Redford-Bell was previously national sales manager at UBS and director, retail, iShares and institutional relationships at BlackRock. Marjon Crandall has joined as head of researcher and consultant relationships, based in Sydney. Crandall joins from The University of Sydney Business School where she was a workshop facilitator for corporate finance and capital markets. Prior to that she spent nine years at Perpetual Investments as the research relationship manager.
Online broker Selfwealth has appointed Tam Vu as a non-executive director. He is the managing director of consultancy firm Vitae Partners and was previously chief information officer at both BP and Seek. Vu is also a director of GBST and a risk and audit committee member of Environment Protection Authority Victoria.