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Vanguard Australia appoints new Head of Legal and Compliance

Vanguard | 01 September 2016


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Vanguard Australia (Vanguard) announced today that Ashley Warmbrand will join the fund manager in October as the Head of Legal and Compliance.

Mr Warmbrand most recently served as Head of Risk and Audit Governance at National Australia Bank, where he held a range of senior legal and governance roles since joining in 2008.

He has over 15 years' experience in the financial and professional services sectors including roles at Herbert Smith Freehills, Clarendon Lawyers and Centro Properties Group.

Vanguard's Australia Managing Director Colin Kelton said:

"Ashley will bring a great deal of experience to this critical function of Vanguard Australia's business, and ultimately help us deliver better outcomes for our clients.

"We look forward to welcoming him to Vanguard in our milestone 20th Anniversary year."

Mr Warmbrand received a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia in 2000.

Mr Warmbrand replaces Ms Cynthia Lui who moved to London earlier this year to lead the legal and compliance team across Vanguard's International division.

He will serve as a member of Vanguard's Australian Executive team, and sit on the Vanguard Australia board as Company Secretary.