The team at NAB Asset Servicing staff has been “recast” to “freshen up responsibilities”, said the custodian’s executive general manager, Leigh Watson.

Suzanne Smith, Brian Keogh and Carl Spurling were appointed to three new positions in the company re-structure that reinforced NAB’s commitment to custody, Watson said.

Smith, the current general manager of NAB group relationships for wholesale banking, has been named as general manager of client delivery. She will be responsible for delivering Asset Servicing’s core products and services.

Brian Keogh has moved from operations and markets into business development after being named as general manager of sales, relationships and financial market services.

Carl Spurling has been appointed as general manager of capability delivery, responsible for product development and third party strategic alliances to source and deliver best-of-breed solutions for NAB Asset Servicing clients.

“I changed my structure and created these three new positions,” explained Watson.

“We’ve really been given some substantially increased investment support for the business and I felt it was a good time, knowing that we’ll be investing significantly more dollars into new capabilities to freshen up the responsibilities and to sharpen our focus around capability.”

The changes were also designed to help NAB Asset Servicing forge a closer relationship with NAB Wholesale Bank.

“I wanted to make sure we have people who have either existing strong relationships or can forge the right kind of connections with our wholesale bank colleagues,” said Watson.

The appointments were effective from this week.

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