The Financial Services Council (FSC) has appointed two new directors to its board, including Bryce Doherty, chief executive of UBS Asset Management, and Ben Walsh, managing director of Mercer Australia.
According to the announcement, which was made at the FSC’s annual general meeting in Sydney, the new directors would replace outgoing directors Alexis George, who is now deputy chief executive of ANZ Bank, and MLC Super’s chief executive, Matthew Lawrence.
FSC chairman, Geoff Lloyd, who is also chief executive of MLC Wealth, said: “I want to welcome Ben and Bryce to the board of the FSC. Both have had long careers in financial services and will add specialist knowledge and expertise as directors during this challenging period for the sector.”
Doherty, who was appointed head of UBS Asset Management in Australia and New Zealand in 2013, has 23 years of investment industry experience. He is currently responsible for the management and strategic development of the institutional and wholesale business in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining UBS, he was head of wholesale at BT Investment Management in Australia.
Walsh, who currently heads Mercer’s business across Australia and New Zealand, is also chief country officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) which incorporates Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, Oliver Wyman and NERA in Australia.
He has more than 20 years of experience across a variety of local and regional roles and worked internationally in the UK, the US and India.