Robert was appointed to Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in December 2015. He is a founding partner of InfoComp, now GBST’s Retail Wealth Business, with over 30 years’ experience in the development of software applications. Robert holds a Bachelor of Mathematics. Robert has a business and technical software background having been part of the Retail Wealth Business development and professional services teams.
Patrick has been with GBST since September 2007, first as Chief Financial Officer and then as Chief Executive for GBST Capital Markets International Division starting in March 2010. Based in Sydney, he was appointed to the role of Group Chief Operating Officer in August 2012 and his current responsibilities also include those of Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the company Patrick held CFO roles in the financial services industry, including Virgin Money Australia Limited and prior to that JDV Limited. He has extensive experience working in wealth management, equities and derivatives broking, superannuation, mortgages, credit cards and unsecured lending. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Isabel has been Head of Technology, Retail Wealth since April 2016. Prior to that she served as GBST’s Chief Technology Officer for eight years. With nearly two decades of experience in software development, she has been a member of GBST’s Wealth Management Division (formerly InfoComp) for 16 years, where she acted in a similar capacity since 2000. Isabel holds a Bachelor of Computing Science from the University of Wollongong.
Denis joined GBST in May 2008 and was named Head of Asia Pacific in April 2016 after serving as Chief Executive Officer for Capital Markets since August 2012. Previously, he managed the company’s Australian Broker Services and Financial Services divisions. Prior to joining GBST, Denis was General Manager of Infochoice and has also held advisory and trading positions with UBS, Grange Securities and Taylor Collison. Having worked within the Australian financial services industry for over 15 years, Denis has a broad understanding of domestic wholesale and retail markets.
Bill joined GBST in January of 2016 and is based in Tampa, Florida. As Head of North America, he is responsible for GBST’s business in Canada and the United States. Bill has spent over 40 years serving the Financial Services industry. He has held leadership positions with industry participants, software development firms and global management consultancies. Most recently, Bill had executive roles with PWC and Capco. He holds both BA and MBA degrees.
David Simpson joined GBST as head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in July 2016. He manages client activity and drives the ongoing regional growth of the group’s retail wealth platforms for wraps, life and pensions and banks, and for institutional capital markets. Previously, he was employed by SEI Investments Company as chief relationship officer for SEI Europe’s Wealth Platform. Prior to joining SEI in 2010 as business development director, he held various roles at Barclays Wealth where he was employed for 22 years, including Managing Director of UK Asset Management and Retail Platforms from 2004 to 2010.
Tom was appointed Head of Business Transformation in April 2016. He joined GBST in 2012 as Head of Programmes for Wealth Management UK, where he was responsible for delivery of all client projects. Prior to this, Tom held delivery roles in the software and financial services industries, including Aquila Heywood and Towers Watson. He previously spent ten years in the Business Transformation Practice of PA Consulting, leading client change programmes across financial services and other industries. Tom holds a Masters Degree in Electronics & Information Science from Cambridge University.
Mark Knowlton joined GBST as Chief Technology Officer in April 2017 leading the technology team which designs, builds and optimises GBST solutions. Prior to GBST, Mark worked from 2011 with Macquarie Bank as Chief Information Officer for their Banking and Financial Services business. Before that, Mark worked for AXA in various technology leadership roles. His early career was shaped in various software engineering and management consultancy roles with KPMG, CSC and CAP (now SEMA). Mark has extensive experience in digital disruption within Financial Services and is passionate about leading transformational change to deliver the best outcomes for clients, colleagues and shareholders. He holds a Hons Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nottingham, U.K.