Lawrence Hanson announced as Managing Director in Australia

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Lawrence Hanson as Managing Director, Australia, effective 1 October 2022. He will be based in Sydney and will continue to report to Rajeev Mittal, Managing Director of Asia Pacific ex Japan.

Lawrence’s appointment follows the decision by Alva Devoy to return to Europe after 13 years in Australia, including eight years at Fidelity.

In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for delivering continued growth for Fidelity’s business in Australia and further strengthens Fidelity’s commitment to Australian investors. He will also retain his responsibility as the regional lead for Fidelity’s Asia Pacific ex Japan institutional business.

Lawrence has been with Fidelity for 15 years in both the UK and Asia, and most recently held the position of Head of Southeast Asia and the Middle East and Africa, and Head of, Singapore. Before joining Fidelity, he worked at UBS Asset Management in a range of roles.

Commenting on the appointment, Rajeev Mittal said: “Australia is an important market for Fidelity and we remain focused on enhancing our existing capabilities and bringing new and innovative solutions to our clients and investors to support their evolving needs. With his 20 years’ financial services experience serving clients across Asia Pacific and around the world, Lawrence is ideally placed to lead our Australian business into the next phase of its growth.”

Lawrence studied Chemistry at the University of Southampton and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.