Colonial First State hires retail sales head

Colonial First State has hired a new head of retail sales from BT Financial Group.

Bryce Quirk was most recently BT Financial Group's head of adviser distribution platform where he led a national sales team of more than 45 people and the distribution efforts for BT Panorama.

In his new job, he will report to Colonial First State's general manager distribution Peter Chun.

"I am pleased to announce that after an extensive search process, Bryce Quirk has been appointed as the head of retail sales in Colonial First State's distribution team," Chun said.

"He will be a great addition to the business and as head of retail sales will lead the distribution of FirstChoice and FirstWrap."

Colonial First State has two super/pension/managed investments platforms: FirstChoice ($90 billion) and FirstWrap ($30 billion in funds under advice).

Quirk moves into the role after Laird Abernethy left late last year. Abernethy is now the managing director at global equities boutique GQG Partners.

In March last year, CFS also hired BT Financial Group's head of platforms Kelly Power as CFS's general manager product, as it separated its investment and product responsibilities.

Quirk will start in the new role on March 25, ahead of its national adviser roadshows.

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