Qualitas Chief Risk Officer Succession

22 July 2020

Wednesday 22nd July 2020


We wish to advise of the retirement of Qualitas’ long-serving Chief Risk Officer, Gerd Mayer, which will take place at the end of July 2020. Gerd has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the Qualitas Group’s strong capabilities in investment risk management since joining in 2009. We are pleased that Gerd will continue to remain on our investment committees as a non-executive member.

Rob McLellan will succeed Gerd as Chief Risk Officer and also as a member of the Executive Team. Rob has commenced transitioning into the role and joined Qualitas in January 2020 serving as Deputy Chief Risk Officer. Rob brings 28 years of banking experience across credit and execution roles at organisations including ANZ, Westpac, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and Societe Generale.

Rob’s strong experience in investment and enterprise risk, as well as people leadership, will reinforce Qualitas’ strong risk management focus whilst bringing new insights into our business.

Andrew Schwartz
Founder and Group Managing Director