Vanguard has appointed Kim Petersen to its Australian executive team as chief information officer Asia-Pacific, in a role to support the region’s growth.
Ms Peterson took on the role earlier this month and leads a team of 170 professionals supporting Vanguard’s Asia-Pacific businesses.
Ms Peterson brings with her over 20 years of information technology experience and reports directly to managing director Frank Kolimago.
“Kim’s technical and leadership expertise will be a valuable addition to Vanguard Australia as we continue to invest in the technology and infrastructure required to give our investors the best chance of investment success, while also focusing on delivering a superior client experience,” said Mr Kolimago.
Mr Kolimago said the division, as led by Ms Peterson, would be one of three critical hubs for the global Vanguard company.
“Kim’s role leading the IT division will support opportunities for Vanguard in this region and beyond, with the Australia-based team functioning as one of three critical IT hubs for Vanguard globally,” said Mr. Kolimago.
Ms Peterson takes over the role previous held by Charles Thompson who has moved into a new role in the US headquarters but Mr Kolimago said he would continue to be involved in the team.
“We will also continue to benefit from Charles’ expertise as his role leading International Systems encompasses Australia and works closely with Kim and the local team,” said Mr Kolimago.
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