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Australian Securities Exchange Secures Gillian Larkins as its New CFO

October 3, 2018
Gillian Larkins, ASX Chief Financial Officer
Gillian Larkins, ASX Chief Financial Officer

Australian Securities Exchange Ltd. (ASX) has announced the appointment of Gillian Larkins as its Chief Financial Officer and she will assume her new role with the firm from October 29, 2018. 

Larkins joins Australian Stock Exchange from Perpetual Ltd, an Australian investment and trustee group where she was CFO and was managing finance, technology, legal, compliance and risk departments. Before taking up the role of CFO at Perpetual, Larkins was leading the company’s transformation programme. 

Larkins has held several leadership roles and extensive knowledge and experience of the Australian financial system. Prior to joining Perpetual, she was CFO and Managing Director at Westpac’s Institutional Bank, one of Australia’s big four banks. She has worked for almost four years with the bank starting March 2008 until July 2012. She was also CFO for Australia and New Zealand at Citi.

Larkins will be replacing Ramy Aziz at ASX who announced his plans to retire back in June this year. Aziz has been working with ASX for more than 18 years and before joining ASX, he was CFO for Austrapay Limited from 1996 until 2000. 

Perpetual LtdRegarding Larkins educational qualification, she has numerous achievements under her belt. She has graduated from Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Business with an MBA degree in 2003. Between 1989 to 1991, she attended University of Otago and pursued B.COM degree, majoring in Economics and later she went on for pursuing DipGrad in Accounting and Finance with the same university.

ASX Managing Director and CEO Dominic Stevens commented on Gillian Larkins appointment as a CFO, said:

“We look forward to welcoming Gillian to ASX. She brings a strong track record of financial and strategic business leadership. Her skills and experience will be invaluable as we complete our Stronger Foundations program and pursue new and adjacent revenue opportunities.”

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