The new COO, who has covered a broad range of disciplines, will play a crucial role in strengthening Calastone's senior leadership.
Calastone has appointed Brian Godins as chief commercial officer. His remit will be to lead the business’s commercial strategy and accelerate geographic growth and penetration of their global solutions.
Reporting to Julien Hammerson, CEO, Godins brings 30 years of global experience within the financial services industry. He has covered disciplines including global markets operations, securities services, technology, change management, client relationship management and revenue generating roles. Godins’ most recent role was leading HSBC’s Securities Services division for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Calastone said in a statement.
Within the commercial organisation, Calastone’s Ross Fox has moved from Singapore to the UK as managing director, head of UK and Europe, where he will bring his decade of experience at Calastone to grow its business across the region.
Justin Christopher has been appointed as managing director, head of Asia, based in Singapore; he was previously based in Sydney. Teresa Walker will continue to lead the business in Australia and New Zealand.
Calastone’s Ed Lopez has moved into a newly-created role as president of Money Market Services, where he will focus on driving the global growth of that business.
Commenting on Godins’ appointment, Hammerson, said: “I am delighted to welcome Brian as chief commercial officer. His wealth of industry experience leading teams across asset management and asset servicing will play a crucial role in strengthening Calastone’s senior leadership team.
“The funds industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation and as our business enters its next phase of growth, Brian will be instrumental in driving our client and industry engagement to support the next generation of digital investing.
Godins added: “I am excited to join Calastone at such an important time in its global expansion, and to work with a team of such strength and talent, who are at the forefront of the digitalisation of the global funds industry. I’m looking forward to driving the growth of the business as the asset management industry seeks to further reduce complexity and enhance investor value and experience.”
Calastone is a global funds network which connects over 3,600 clients across 54 countries and territories, processing over £250 billion of investment value each month. Based in London, it has offices in Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, New York, Milan and Sydney.