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.
Gareth has a strong background in finance leadership and transformation and has held a number of senior Finance positions in large Australian businesses over the past 16 years, both in the publicly listed and private equity arenas. Gareth was previously Chief Financial Officer at Hills Limited, one of Australia’s most trusted, iconic brands. Gareth has also held senior Finance positions with amaysim Australia Limited, the Jetset Travelworld Group Limited, the Stella Group (private equity assets owned by CVC Asia Pacific), Corporate Express Australia Limited and Deloitte.
Gareth holds a BCom(Hons)(Acc) degree, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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.
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.
Belinda joined GBST as Head of Human Resources in July 2017, and leads the HR function to ensure the delivery of designing, developing and executing the HR strategy and plans, advising and coaching to all levels of the business, including recruitment, training and development, leadership capability, remuneration and benefits and HR Administration. Previously, Belinda has been employed in HR Director and Senior HR Business Partner roles for corporate and business operations for Isentia and Virgin Australia, and has a passion for business and cultural transformation, alongside global multi-site leadership experience.