Vanguard Australia makes senior appointments within Distribution team


Vanguard Australia has announced management appointments in its Distribution division, which reflect its continued investment in business growth and service of an increasing number of intermediary, institutional and retail clients.

Vanguard Australia Head of Distribution, Matthew Lumsden, said that the revised structure for the company’s distribution leadership team comprises divisional heads for Institutional, Intermediary, Client Service & Administration, and Sales Excellence & Planning.

“These changes are driven by our commitment to provide the best quality client experience across all segments of the Australian market,” Mr Lumsden said.

Existing Vanguard leaders have been appointed to three of the four roles, with a recruitment process underway to fill the Head of Sales Excellence & Planning position.

Matt Willis has been appointed Head of Institutional and leads the team responsible for the management of Institutional client relationships in Australia. Matt previously held the role of National Sales Manager, Adviser Sales at Vanguard Australia.

Rebecca Pope has been appointed Head of Intermediary and leads the team responsible for the distribution of Vanguard’s managed funds and exchange traded funds through intermediary channels. Rebecca’s career at Vanguard Australia includes leadership roles in Sales Excellence & Planning, as well as Intermediary & Retail Marketing.

Colleen Campbell has been appointed Head of Client Service & Administration and leads the client services teams serving the retail and institutional channels. Prior to this appointment Colleen was Vanguard Australia’s Senior Product Manager, Client Engagement.

“Each individual brings substantial and diverse expertise to the team. We believe this further strengthens our organisation and ultimately delivers better outcomes for our clients,” said Mr Lumsden.

These appointments come as Vanguard Australia surpasses $115 billion in assets under management and introduces its global active funds management expertise to Australia via a range of low-cost active equity products.

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