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Vanguard Australia appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Vanguard | 08 May 2017


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Vanguard Australia announced today that Johanna Platt will join the company's executive team as Chief Financial Officer.

Ms Platt is an experienced finance leader who will join Vanguard from Iron Mountain, a global leader in information management, where she currently holds the role of Chief Financial Officer, Australia and New Zealand. She has more than 20 years of experience working in organisations across the consumer goods, logistics and retail sectors.

Ms Platt is a Certified Practicing Accountant, with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School.

Commenting on the appointment Vanguard's Australia Managing Director Colin Kelton said:

“Johanna brings valuable experience to Vanguard Australia at a time when our sustained growth sees us serving an increasing number of investors across all market segments.

“We look forward to welcoming her to Vanguard, and seeing the finance division continue to focus on exceptional stewardship of our clients' investments under her leadership,” Mr Kelton said.

Commencing in the role mid-year, Ms Platt will lead Vanguard's finance division which has responsibility for financial operations at both a management and statutory level, as well as having oversight of the fund accounting, administration and transfer agency services for Vanguard Australia's managed funds and separately managed accounts.

Ms Platt replaces Daniel Shrimski who moved to Vanguard's US based headquarters earlier this year to take up the role of CFO for the US Retail Investor Group.