First Sentier Investors has appointed Amanda Gazal as its new COO, based in the firm’s Sydney office. She will step into the role in February 2024 and will take over for Gary Cotton, who has been interim COO.
With more than 20 years of experience in asset management and investment banking, Gazal brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to First Sentier Investors. She joins from Perpetual, where she served as COO since 2020. Prior to joining Perpetual, Gazal was at the asset manager DWS Group in Singapore, where she was COO for Asia Pacific Distribution and Singapore COO. Before DWS, Gazal was at Deutsche Bank where she held a number of roles across trading and distribution, and even earlier in her career, Gazal was the COO of the European emerging market debt trading desk with Credit Suisse in London.
At First Sentier Investors, Gazal will be responsible for overseeing the company's day-to-day operations and driving operational excellence to support the organizatio