La Trobe has strengthened its executive team by announcing several new appointments.
Senior vice president Randall Williams will take over the role of chief lending officer and will be responsible for overseeing La Trobe’s real estate credit division, involving the distribution, credit, operations and sales teams.
Mr Williams was previously chief investment officer and has held several other senior management roles at the lender, including head of legal and compliance, head of funds management and company secretary.
Vice president Chris Andrews will replace Mr Williams as chief investment officer and will be responsible for running all aspects of La Trobe’s financial funds management division. Mr Andrews was formerly head of funds management, as well as senior legal counsel for La Trobe Financial Group.
Martin Barry has been appointed chief wealth management officer and will be responsible for the lender’s global asset management division. Mr Barry is also head of the group’s Sydney office, which has grown from two to 12 staff over the past year.
La Trobe Financial chief executive Greg O’Neill said the senior executive changes will further strengthen the leadership and experience of the team.
“I have no doubt these individuals will continue to make a valuable contribution to our clients, staff and business results,” Mr O’Neill said.
“We are entering an exciting growth phase as we expand our business and I’m confident we have the best team to drive us there.”
In addition, La Trobe Financial has appointed Jacki Jennings as executive general manager – head of custody, while Jason Gidman has been appointed head of portfolio management.