Schroders announces senior leadership appointments to Asia Pacific business

Maria Nikolova

Chris Durack, Country Head of Australia and Susan Soh, Country Head of Singapore, have been appointed as Co-Heads of Asia Pacific with effect from Q2 2020.

Schroders today announced senior leadership appointments to both its Asia Pacific region and Japan business as the Group continues to deliver on its growth strategy across APAC.

Following the promotion of Lieven Debruyne from CEO, Asia Pacific to Global Head of Distribution earlier this year, Schroders announces that Chris Durack, Country Head of Australia and Susan Soh, Country Head of Singapore, will succeed Lieven Debruyne and have been appointed as Co-Heads of Asia Pacific. The management changes are effective from the second quarter of 2020. Chris Durack and Susan Soh will retain their roles as country heads of Australia and Singapore respectively.

Chris Durack has served as CEO of Schroders Australia since 2018, having originally joined Schroders as Head of Distribution in Australia in 2011 and then serving as Country Head of Schroders Hong Kong. Prior to this, he was CEO of NSW State Super Corporation.

Susan Soh joined Schroders Singapore as Head of Distribution in 2005, and was appointed CEO of Schroders Singapore in 2007. She serves as a Council Member of Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) and is also Chairman of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

In Japan, Noriaki (Nori) Kurose will join Schroders as Country Head of Japan. His appointment is effective May 1, 2020. Nori Kurose joins from Pictet Asset Management, where he held the position of Managing Director and Board member of the Japan business. He succeeds Shigesuke Kashiwagi, who has decided to step down on completion of his term of directorship.

Lieven Debruyne, Global Head of Distribution, Schroders commented:

“I am pleased to hand over leadership of the APAC business to established senior leaders Chris Durack and Susan Soh. With their combined wealth of industry and client engagement experience, our strong performing business across Asia Pacific is well positioned for the next stage of growth. We are also delighted to welcome Nori to his new role, and look forward to benefitting from his deep knowledge and understanding of the Japanese market.”

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