A former Deutsche Bank Australia head of equities has been appointed to the board of ASX-listed wealth manager Sequoia Financial Group as a non-executive director.
John Larsen brings over three decades of experience in financial services, funds management and stock broking to his role as non-executive director at the firm, according to a statement.
Mr Larsen has held senior management roles, with former positions that include head of equities at Deutsche Bank Australia and director of County Natwest Securities (now Citigroup) responsible for institutional sales.
He was also previously group investment manager at Mercantile Mutual Group (now ING) and director of equity capital markets at Hartley Poynton Corporate.
Mr Larsen has also had board experience across a number of other companies, and was the executive chair of Odyssey Funds Management from 2002 to 2009 and a member of Huntley Investment Company’s investment committee.
Sequoia chairman Michael Carter said the decision to appoint Mr Larsen came after a “comprehensive external process” to find a suitable candidate for the non-executive director role that would complement existing board members’ skills and experience, the statement said.