JBWere appoints head of operations

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JBWere has promoted Gerrik Gratz to the position of head of operations and strategic delivery, along with two other senior appointments.

NAB-owned private wealth business JBWere has announced three senior appointments to its advice, products and operations teams.

Gerrik Gratz has accepted the role of head of operations and strategic delivery.


Prior to taking up the new role, Mr Gratz had been leading the investment service business at JBQWere, as well as having responsibility for strategic planning.

JBWere has also appointed former national head of markets for UBS Australia, Neville Azzopardi, will join JBWere as the general manager of advice.

The company has also named HSBC Asia vice president of equities, Ariane Barker as the general manager of products and markets.

Commenting on the appointments, JBWere chief executive Justin Greiner said they will “further enable JB Were to focus on client experience”, and the growth and development of the business.

“The industry is changing, advice needs are changing, and as a result we are seeing a significant shift in the way businesses operate,” he said.

“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.

The three appointments will take effect on 23 November.


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