WestAM, the global institutional asset management firm, has appointed former Australian ambassador to the US, Don Russell, as head of business development in Sydney.
Russell joins most recently from Bell Asset Management in Sydney, where he was a partner.
Between 1991 and 1996 he was principal adviser to former Australian prime minister Paul Keating. He was also at various times a consultant to the World Bank, Westpac Bank in Sydney and counsellor in the Australian delegation to the Organisation For Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.
This senior hire further strengthens WestAM's Australian equities team, headed by Greg Vaughan. Other members of the team include Jason Davis, Mary Aviani, Ben Dunn and Sandra Madden.
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