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GBST appoints Mark Knowlton as Chief Technology Officer

GBST, which provides wealth administration software through its GBST Composer® platform, has appointed Mark Knowlton as Chief Technology Officer. In this newly created role reporting to GBST CEO and Managing Director, Rob DeDominicis, Mark will drive GBST’s technology strategy as the company embarks on its next phase of global growth.

Mark has more than 20 years’ digital technology leadership experience, including eight years’ as Chief Information Officer for AXA UK plc and AXA Life and senior technology roles at KPMG Management Consulting, CSC and Differencis. He joins GBST from Macquarie Bank where he was Chief Information Officer for Macquarie Banking and Financial Services.

GBST CEO and Managing Director Rob DeDominicis said, “Mark’s extensive wealth and institutional market experience in the UK and Australia will be a tremendous asset for GBST as we drive development of our new generation technology platforms. His appointment brings fresh expertise to our executive team, and underpins our ambition to transform and accelerate development of solutions for our clients.”

Mark Knowlton said: “There is great potential for digital services to transform the financial services industry and create value for clients through collaboration and innovation. I am excited to be joining GBST at this pivotal point in the company’s evolution.”

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from Nottingham University.

GBST (ASX: GBT), provides global technology services to the financial services industry, addressing our clients’ constant needs for innovation, competitiveness and responsive IT that truly enables business. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, GBST has offices throughout Australia, London, Hong Kong and New York as well as operations in Paris and Singapore.

GBST Composer® is a full service global software platform for Platforms, Wraps, Unit Trusts, ISAs, OEICs, SIPPs, and Pensions. Designed as a single, client centric application, Composer® is a complete, intuitive and flexible solution. Its architecture meets the demanding requirements of platform providers and fund managers by providing business rule driven functionality to support legislative change, flexible administration procedures and innovative product design.