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Head of Institutional Business Development for Australia NZ

Media Release

30 August 2012

Aviva Investors Appoints Head of Institutional Business Development for Australia and New Zealand

(Singapore) Aviva Investors today announced the appointment of Brett Jackson as Head of Institutional Business Development, Australasia (which comprises Australia and New Zealand). Brett will be responsible for implementing the business development strategy for Aviva Investors in the growing markets of Australia and New Zealand, enhancing the offering to institutional clients whilst also building relationships with clients and consultants. Brett will be based in Melbourne, Australia and will report to Erich Gerth, Chief Executive Asia Pacific & Global Business Development.

Erich Gerth said: “Australasia is one of the growth markets within the Asia Pacific region for Aviva Investors’ Institutional business and our recent AUD500 million global aggregate strategy mandate win is a good example of the sizeable opportunities that this market can offer us.”

He added: “As such, we are keen to continue building our presence and establish a solid Institutional foothold in Australasia as part of our strategy to increase cross-border sales and I’m confident that Brett will help us in achieving our goals. He brings an intimate understanding of both Australia and New Zealand markets, having worked extensively in Australasia for over 22 years and has a successful track record in building up new institutional client relationships.”

Brett joins Aviva Investors from BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) where for the last 7 years he was responsible for building strong long-term relationships in the superannuation industry and driving new business growth in Australia and New Zealand.


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