Russell Investments supports expanding Asia Pacific business with senior appointments


  • Tim Furlan appointed as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand
  • Pete Gunning returns to lead APAC-wide business


Sydney, 26 October 2023 Russell Investments today announced a series of appointments to support the global investment solutions firm’s next phase of growth across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. 

Tim Furlan will lead as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Tim has worked at Russell Investments for the past 19 years, holding senior positions across Russell Investments’ Master Trust and Superannuation businesses. Based in Sydney, Tim will continue to drive growth across Russell Investments’ local operations as demand for client-driven solutions increases across both institutional and retail sectors.   

Long standing Russell Investments’ executive Pete Gunning continues to serve as Vice Chairman and resumes as Head of APAC. Pete has worked at Russell Investments for 27 years, including two stints as Global Chief Investment Officer in 2008-2013 and 2018-2021. He also formerly held the Head of APAC role for eight years up to October 2021.

Tim and Pete succeed former Russell Investments Head of Asia Pacific, Jodie Hampshire, who departed Russell Investments in October after a career spanning 17 years in Sydney and London. 

“We thank Jodie for her enormous contributions over the years and I am honoured to work alongside Pete to drive innovation, with a focus on client investment outcomes. More than ever our clients need solutions that create and protect wealth in an increasingly complex environment. We’re delivering new initiatives in response to client needs and have innovative products in the pipeline for now and into 2024,” Tim said. 

Bronwyn Yates is now Head of Go-to-Market (GTM) Strategy and Operations for APAC, which spans Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. With more than 16 years’ experience at Russell Investments, Bronwyn is well positioned to lead the coordination and communication of strategy across all client segments and across the region. She has also been a director on the Russell Investment Management Board since 2013.       

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