Milford Asset Management has added Gavin Walker to the board as a director.
Walker has spent the best part of his career in the financial services industry and has held senior leadership and governance roles in New Zealand and Australia.
He was the founding chief executive of Bankers Trust New Zealand and later appointed chief executive of Bankers Trust Investment Bank Australia. During that time, he was a member of Bankers Trust New York's global business council.
He was previously chair of Commonwealth Securities - Australasia's largest online retail stockbroking business - New Zealand Superannuation Fund and ASB Bank.
Milford chair Mark Cross said Walker's extensive financial services and investment governance experience will add significant value to the firm as it continues its strong growth in the New Zealand and Australian markets.
Commenting on his appointment, Walker said: "I'm excited to join the board of an iconic and fast-growing fund manager like Milford. The firm has a track record of delivering fantastic client outcomes, and I'm thrilled to help contribute to their continued growth in New Zealand and Australia."