Johnston promotes Down Under

The body charged with positioning Australia as a financial services centre appoints a new executive manager.

Gary Johnston has been made executive manager of Axiss Australia, the financial services division of Invest Australia. Axiss' role is to attract financial services investment in the Australian market.

Johnston has held public office positions in the UK and the US including serving as Australian director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, and in Washington, as the Treasury's senior representative to the Australian Embassy.

Garry Draffin, CEO of Invest Australia, says Johnston's strong international policy background makes him ideal for the job. His in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry and his global experience will provide Axiss with the leadership to develop its...

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