DST International (DSTi) has today announced the appointment of Rob Gould as Director of Business Development and Strategy for Australia.
In this newly created role Gould will manage the increasing opportunities that exist in the area of distribution administration solutions. This appointment reaffirms the company's earlier move into the retail-focused wealth management space locally and will enable DSTi to formulate distribution administration solutions for investment platforms, wrap products, unit registry and superannuation administration.
Gould will also adopt the role of Solutions Manager for DSTi's existing unit registry solution, HiTrust, which is currently developed from the DSTi Melbourne Development Centre. A key task will be to fully integrate HiTrust with the DSTi business process management solution, AWD, and exploring the potential of increased integration to the company's flagship administration platform, HiPortfolio.
Gould joins DSTi from Financial Synergy, an Australian software and solutions specialist for superannuation and investment services. During his tenure with Financial Synergy he held the role of Managing Director and CEO for a two year period. Previous roles include General Manager for RACV Finance; CEO for BP Credit Union and senior positions within Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and its Funds Management division.
Gould will be based in Melbourne and will report directly to DSTi's CEO for Australia and New Zealand, Ian Mathieson.
Ian Mathieson said, "Rob's appointment sends a clear message to the market that we believe there are significant opportunities with distribution administration for the broader category of investment and wealth management. At DSTi we are looking ahead and see a viable retail practice which will keep our development and client services teams occupied for some time to come," he concluded.