BlackRock appoints Jason Collins as Head of Australia


Jason Collins

BlackRock has announced the appointment of Jason Collins as Head of Australia. Jason will continue to report to Andrew Landman, who was appointed Deputy Head of APAC, Head of Southeast Asia and Oceania, and Head of APAC Wealth at BlackRock in January this year.

As Head of Australia, Jason will have oversight of all commercial and operational aspects of the Australian business. He will continue to serve as an executive director on the board of BlackRock Australia and BlackRock New Zealand.

Jason was previously Deputy Head of BlackRock Australasia. He joined BlackRock in 2013 and has held multiple senior roles including as Head of iShares and Index Investments for Australia and New Zealand and Head of Client Business, Australasia. Prior to that, Jason held leadership roles in Australia and Asia including at BT Financial Group and Deutsche Bank.

Andrew Landman, Deputy Head of APAC, Head of Southeast Asia and Oceania, Head of APAC Wealth, BlackRock, said, “Following his highly successful contribution to the firm in his previous leadership roles, I am delighted to see Jason take on a broader remit to lead the Australian business.

“BlackRock’s strong local team has enabled us to deliver consistency of leadership for our clients throughout Australia and New Zealand which supports them in achieving positive investment outcomes for their respective member and client base over the long term.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Collins said, “I am excited to take on the role of leading a diverse and experienced Australian team and leveraging BlackRock’s global scale and expertise to the benefit of our partner firms and end investors.

BlackRock seeks to make a meaningful impact in the markets we operate in, and we remain committed to furthering the development of the local industry in our role as a fiduciary to clients.”

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