Mr Peter Hawkins to join Crestone Board

 The Board of Directors of the Crestone Wealth Management group (Crestone), today announced the appointment of Peter Hawkins as an independent director. 

 A distinguished banking and financial services director, Mr Hawkins will join Crestone’s Board from the end of September 2017.

 Mr Hawkins’ appointment expands the number of non-executive directors on the Board. Crestone’s Chairman, John McDonald, welcomed Mr Hawkins as a high-calibre and accomplished member of the Board.

 “Peter’s extensive experience across the domestic and global sectors of banking, financial services and wealth management will add an invaluable perspective to our firm,” he said. “We appreciate Peter accepting our invitation to join the Board, and look forward to his counsel and guidance,” Mr McDonald said.

Mr Hawkins serves on the boards of Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) and is Chair of the Technology Committee for the WBC Board. He also serves on the Boards of Mirvac Group and Liberty Financial.

Mr Hawkins’ career includes a 34-year tenure with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, where he held various senior executive and directorship positions, including Group Managing Director, Group Strategic Development. This role saw Mr Hawkins oversee the expansion and reshaping of ANZ’s businesses.

His independent counsel and direct knowledge of the regulatory and technology shifts impacting the Australian financial services sector will help to guide Crestone’s strategic positioning.

Mr Hawkins said he is looking forward to joining the Crestone Board.

“Crestone has demonstrated a capacity for maintaining the strong trust of its significant client base of high net worth individuals, family offices and not-for-profit organisations in Australia.

 “Crestone provides a valuable and distinctive offering to its segments of the market with outstanding research, execution and access to a range of investment opportunities. 

 “Its ownership structure and access to best-of-breed partners has created a real opportunity in the Australian market that is very exciting for the business and its clients,” Mr Hawkins said.