JANA bolsters senior leadership team – three new GMs appointed

Australia’s leading investment consultancy, JANA, has announced the promotion of three of its leading consultants into new General Manager (GM) positions.

The three appointments are as follows:

  • Duncan Smith as GM Client Relationship Management, having joined JANA in 2004. Duncan’s most recent role was as a Principal Consultant.
  • Kirsten Temple as GM Investment Strategy, having joined JANA in 2009. Kirsten’s most recent role was Manager of Research.
  • Anthony Ballard as GM Research, having joined JANA in 2007. Anthony’s most recent role was as a Senior Consultant and Head of Australian Equities.

The newly created roles will report directly into JANA CEO, Jim Lamborn. Speaking on the appointments, Mr Lamborn said, “I am delighted to announce Duncan, Kirsten and Anthony’s new roles at JANA. Our new structure is designed to optimise our focus and ability to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

“Together, Duncan, Kirsten and Anthony bring more than four decades of collective commitment to JANA and our clients. Their expertise and insight are unparallelled, and we are excited about this next chapter to recalibrate and deliver even greater returns and experiences for our clients.”

As GM Client Relationship Management, Mr Smith’s new role will oversee client services, including achievement of optimal client investment outcomes, alongside ensuring growth and client retention targets are achieved.

Ms Temple, as GM Investment Strategy, will be responsible for the development of JANA’s client advice on broad investment strategy and capital markets analysis, including leading asset allocation decision making for JANA’s advisory and implemented clients.

Mr Ballard as GM Research will lead the investment research function across diverse asset classes to maximise investment outcomes for JANA, its clients and their beneficiaries.

All three positions are based in Melbourne and are effective immediately. The three GM appointments close 2021 as a bumper year of major hires for JANA whose headcount grew by 18, including the hiring of Rachel Halpern as Head of Sustainability in May and Michael Maher as Co-Head of Not-For-Profit Clients in June.

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JANA respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.