The board of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) has appointed Robert Bedwell, chief executive of JP Morgan (Australia and New Zealand) as its new chair.
Mr Bedwell succeeds Credit Suisse Australia CEO John Knox, who served as AFMA chair from 2016.
“Effective financial markets are central to a successful economy, as they facilitate the saving, investment and risk management activities that propel economic growth and productivity,” Mr Bedwell said.
“I look forward to [helping guide] AFMA’s practical and effective approach to supporting efficiency and professionalism in our financial markets. AFMA’s advocacy for public policy and regulation will continue to promote fair, competitive and efficient markets.”
Mr Bedwell has served as the CEO of JP Morgan Australia since March.
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