Former Wallaby Simon Poidevin will join the Bell Potter Wholesale team in early March, moving from his current role as executive director of Bizzell Capital Partners. Prior to this, he was managing director of corporate broking at Citigroup Australia.
Bell Potter Wholesale head Charlie Aitken worked with Mr Poidevin during his stint at Citigroup Australia and County Natwest.
"I'm very much looking forward to once again working with Simon, and Bell Potter's clients will benefit from his experience and expertise," Mr Aitken said.
"Simon brings a wealth of experience to the firm. It's a great time for him to be joining the business. We are very well placed to capitalise on improving market conditions," BFG group executive chairman Colin Bell said.
Mr Poidevin has 30 years of experience in equity markets since graduating from the University of NSW in 1982. He was also awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to rugby in 1988 and the Centenary Medal in 2003.
The move follows the appointment of Brenda Shanahan as non-executive director in June 2012 after Malcolm Spry resigned from the board.
Prior to joining BFG, Ms Shanahan served in senior executive and board roles in Australia and overseas, primarily in the finance and stock broking industries.
Mr Spry was a director of BFG from shortly after the company's listing and has remained a director of Bell Direct, an online broking business which is 49 per cent owned by BFG.