In 2004, Drew relocated to New York to head global product management for HSBC’s Alternative Fund Services with added responsibility for sales, marketing and customer relationships globally. In 2007, he was appointed Head of Alternative Funds Services for all offices in the America’s region.


Bryan Gray, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Bryan is head of sales and client management for JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services.  He joined JPMorgan in July 2001. In his current role, he has responsibility for managing the relationship management team that looks after JPMorgan’s clients in Australia and New Zealand and the sales team. Before this appointment he was director of sales and marketing for State Street’s custody operations in Australia.

Bryan has been actively involved in the custody industry in Australia for many years and is chairman of the Australian Custodial Services Association which represents custody services providers in Australia.  He also sits on the marketing and distribution board committee at IFSA.

He is a qualified chartered accountant and a Fellow of FINSIA.


Ian Harper, Director, Access Economics

Ian Harper is one of Australia’s best known economists.  He has worked closely with governments, banks, corporates and leading professional services firms at the highest level.  As a member of the celebrated Wallis Inquiry, he was at the forefront of financial market reform in Australia.

In August 2008, Ian joined Access Economics where he is now a Director, following a 25-year academic career, including 16 years in various roles at Melbourne Business School.  In recognition of his service to the University of Melbourne, Ian was elected Emeritus Professor on his departure.

From December 2005 to July 2009, Ian served as Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, an independent statutory body whose role was to set and adjust minimum wages in Australia.

Ian Harper is sought after as a commentator and public speaker on economic and financial issues.  He has been described as “one of those relatively rare academics who can communicate extremely well with both the business community and the academic community”.

In 2000, Ian was elected to a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of his standing as an academic economist.  More recently, he was elected to a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and to the ANU Faculty of Economics and Commerce Alumni Hall of Fame.

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