Adrian is the founder and Group CEO of FNZ Group and has overseen the development of the company since it started in 2003. He is currently based in the company’s Munich office. Prior to founding FNZ, he worked as an equity analyst for what at the time was Credit Suisse NZ now First NZ Capital. Adrian has a BSc (Hons 1st Class) in physics and mathematics, and a BMus in performance piano, both from Victoria University Wellington.
Alastair is responsible for all aspects of the UK & South Africa businesses, including client relationships, sales, technology delivery, asset servicing and support. Alastair is an experienced leader with an exceptional track record built over a career within financial services that exceeds 25 years. Alastair was previously CEO of James Hay for eight years and prior to that he was Sales and Marketing Director at Cofunds for five years. He joined FNZ in April 2021 to work on one of our key projects before becoming CEO of UK Pensions in August. Alastair is focused on helping the UK and South African businesses continue their successful growth trajectories to date and ensuring we further develop both our service and technology delivery for our customers going forward. Alastair is married to Rita and lives in Battersea, London. He has a daughter, Alice, who is currently training to be an IFA. He loves skiing in the winter and playing golf in the summer.
Charlene Cooper joined FNZ in October 2018 as Executive Assistant to Group CEO, Adrian Durham. In 2019 Charlene became Global Head of Administration, and in 2021 she became Group Chief of Staff. Charlene has over 10 years’ experience as a corporate executive assistant, supporting senior executives in the financial services industry. She also has a mini-MBA at the London School of Economics. Prior to FNZ, Charlene worked at ING Bank and Goldman Sachs. She currently helps our Group CEO to navigate an ever-changing and complex working environment, whilst leading a global team of EAs and Office Managers.
Chris has over 25 years’ experience leading the delivery of high profile strategic technology initiatives in a range of different businesses. Chris has been with FNZ for 10 years, and in his role as Group COO has responsibility for all aspects of Technology across the FNZ Group, including Platform Technology Delivery, Software Engineering and Architecture, Technology Infrastructure, Security and Operations, and Research and Development. Prior to joining FNZ, Chris was employed by AXA and was one of the leadership team responsible for delivering the AXA Wealth Management platform, Elevate, in the UK. Chris has also held senior roles at Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, where he was the Programme Director for the project that launched the national lottery on the internet, mobile (SMS), and digital television interactive channels.
Carl Robertson joined FNZ as Group Chief Marketing Officer in 2021. In this role he is responsible for driving all Brand, Marketing and Communication initiatives across the FNZ Group. Carl has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, leading global organisations for large technology enterprises in the financial software, IT and cloud services sectors. Prior to joining FNZ, he spent the last five years as the Chief Marketing Officer at Temenos where he was responsible for the companies brand, product positioning and go-to-market strategy. He has also held senior management roles with leading global companies such as TATA, Colt and Orange. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management, innovation and business strategy from Aston University, UK.
Din joined FNZ in early 2018, helping to develop FNZ’s inorganic growth strategy and build out the FNZ ecosystem of apps. In 2021 he was appointed as Group Chief Strategy Officer overseeing FNZ’s global strategy, corporate development, sales operations, business intelligence, investor relations and marketing/communications. Din is very experienced within the wealth management sector, having worked at an international multi-family office and professional firms KPMG and Grant Thornton, and also founded a financial planning SaaS business. He is also a non-executive director at Advicefront and Bondsmith Savings. Din is a chartered accountant with a first class degree from Exeter University and postgraduate degree from Cambridge University.
With prior experience in sales and project management, Eleanor joined FNZ in 2019 to aid in the delivery of one of the group’s largest client platform implementations. In early 2021, Eleanor transitioned into a sales role within the organisation, supporting the global sales teams with platform demonstrations, process improvement, completion of client tenders and centralising global sales resources. Eleanor has since developed this role into the Sales Operations function within FNZ, with a global team supporting the standardisation of FNZ sales globally, as well as driving the transformation of the Sales function. Elements of this include sales process improvement across new business and existing customers, improving sales enablement and support and enhancing sales engagement across new initiatives globally. Eleanor studied at the University of Glasgow's school of Biomedical Science and is the founder of The Inclusive Women’s Network, an FNZ-sponsored initiative for women in all industries and of all levels, to network at events across the world.
Fabian joined FNZ in 2016 as Managing Director of DACH. He was subsequently appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Europe, responsible for establishing the business in the region. He brings with him over 18 years of experience within the financial technology sector. Before joining FNZ, he held various senior positions within FIS (previously SunGard). He had business development responsibility for the capital markets collateral management solution, headed the retail core banking business based in Singapore and was responsible for the banking book risk management unit in EMEA. Fabian is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen, from which he holds a M.A. in Finance and Capital Markets.
Hanspeter joined FNZ as Chief Technology Officer in February 2022 and is based in Zurich. He is responsible for the FNZ Group global product and technology team, strategy and vision. He and his team partner closely with leading financial services organisations on their digital transformations to a new era of digital connectedness, with the goal of providing exceptional client experiences at every touchpoint. Hanspeter has nearly three decades of experience building cloud-, user centric- and industry-specific vertical software companies as an executive, entrepreneur, and board member. Prior to joining FNZ, Hanspeter was the Chief Executive Officer at Appway, a market-leading software business he founded in 2003, providing cloud-based, low-code/no-code software for building and managing workflow-driven applications for the financial services industry.
Harle joined FNZ in February 2016 and is responsible for the FNZ Securities division globally. This role has a global remit focusing on the key FNZ strategy to deliver market side infrastructure services including Execution, Clearing and Settlement (ECS), brokerage and capital markets along with downstream securities services functions. Prior to this Harle was based in Hong Kong responsible for FNZ’s local Hong Kong operations along with growing FNZ’s business across the North Asia region along with opening major new FNZ markets particularly the US and Japan. Prior to joining FNZ, Harle had a 25+ year career in the banking industry, firstly at State Street and then at Citi, where he held a number of senior Leadership positions within Citi’s Transactional Banking Division. His career has included periods in Sydney, London and 20 years in Hong Kong. Harle is now based out of Brisbane, Australia where he lives with his wife and 3 children.
Jen has over 15 years’ experience in financial services working for global organisations such as Barclaycard and Standard Life. She joined FNZ in July 2011 as a senior PMO Manager before transitioning into a Senior Project Management role, leading the delivery of one of the largest projects in the FNZ European Portfolio. In 2015, Jen was promoted to the Group Head of Platform Conversions, leading a functional team of SME’s delivering large scale data migrations which deliver a critical component of FNZ’s strategic goals. A significant success factor of the migration function is continuous improvement to ensure a scalable, repeatable and accurate process. Due to this focus, FNZ are now considered a market leader in data migration strategy and principles.
Kris Love was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. He is responsible for managing the Group's finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks and financial reporting. He joined FNZ from BlackRock in 2012 and has since held senior Finance and Commercial positions. Kris is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Finance and Economics.
Len Sinclair is the Group Chief Risk Officer at FNZ and joined FNZ in May 2020. He is responsible for all regulatory Risk & Compliance matters across the FNZ Group and for the management of the Risk and Compliance framework. Len has over 30 years of experience across the Financial Services sector as a Risk Management and Change leader. He has held senior executive roles at Barclays, where he was most recently Group Head of Operational Risk, and at RBS Group. Previously, Len has been a Partner in both the PWC LLP Transaction Services business, specialising in FS Merger/Acquisitions and at KPMG LLP in their FS Consulting practice. He has worked with a wide range of FS clients to deliver both strategic and operational change. Len holds an Economics degree from Lancaster University and has professional qualifications in both banking and insurance.
Tim has over 15 years of experience in the wealth management sector across Asia, Australia and New Zealand in a variety of leadership roles. Tim joined FNZ in June 2015 to launch the FNZ business in Singapore and South East Asia and in 2019 was appointed to the role of CEO, APAC. He is responsible for all aspects of the APAC business including strategic growth in this region through local and global client management, targeted new client acquisition and entering new markets that align with FNZ’s regional and global strategy. Prior to joining FNZ, Tim had 10 years with ANZ Bank in Australia and Singapore where he held a diverse range of leadership positions including running several of ANZ’s Wealth Management Platform businesses. Tim has qualifications in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney and now resides permanently in Singapore with his wife and young family.
Tom joined FNZ in 2018 and is the Chief Executive Officer, North America. He is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise market within North America including client management, strategic growth and new client acquisition. Tom started with FNZ in Australia to drive product stewardship and enhance delivery for our Australian business. After leading the successful transformation of several wealth management platforms, Tom relocated to the UK to play an integral role within the regional business across platform transformation, group product, strategy and business development. Prior to joining FNZ, Tom worked in a range of roles in technology transformation, relationship management and operations at State Street, both in Australia and Boston.
Dr Vian Sharif joined FNZ in 2019 as Group Head of Sustainability. She is part of the team driving the development of innovative technology solutions to catalyse the shift to more sustainable capital allocations, alongside the firm’s own sustainability activities and commitments. Prior to this she spent over a decade at global asset manager Investec. Her work includes collaborating with academics at Cambridge and Oxford Universities on the development of science-based insights for investor decision-making with a focus on nature risk and impact, including the Benchmark for Nature Project, the Cambridge AI for the study of Environmental Risks Centre and as a guest researcher at the Oxford Martin School. As part of a number of governmental and international sustainability advisory groups, she was a guest research at the Oxford Martin School Member of the Taskforce for Nature Related Financial Disclosures Technical Experts Group and the U.K. Government’s Business Advisory group to the Convention on Biological Diversity. She holds a PhD in pro-environmental behaviour change from Imperial College Business School, and a masters degree from Cambridge University.