Research house Morningstar has announced the departure of Australasian chief executive Heather Brilliant, as well as her replacement.
Jamie Wickham has been named as Morningstar Australasia's new chief executive, replacing Heather Brilliant. Mr Wickham's new appointment will be effective 1 September 2017.
Ms Brilliant is leaving Morningstar to take up a new role with Colonial First State Global Asset Management's First State Investments business in New York.
Mr Wickham was previously head of products and solutions at Morningstar Australasia. Before that, he spent four years leading the data business from Morningstar's London office.
Morningstar global chief executive Kunal Kapoor said Mr Wickham was well qualified for the role, with 20 years' experience with Morningstar.
"I would also like to thank Heather for her numerous contributions to our business over the years. She leaves Morningstar Australasia well positioned for its next phase of growth," Mr Kapoor said.
For his part, Mr Wickham said, "There continues to be significant opportunities for our business in Australia and New Zealand, drawing on our established strengths in research, data and technology solutions as well as investment management for institutions, advisers and individuals.
"I’m excited to build on the momentum we have created and will continue to grow the business while serving investors."
Chris Galloway will continue to lead Morningstar's Investment Management business in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region.
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