Toby Gardner has been appointed to APAC Regional Practice Head for Financial Services

02 Feb 2022

Toby Gardner has been appointed to APAC Regional Practice Head for Financial Services

Odgers Berndtson, the world's sixth largest global executive search firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Toby Gardner as APAC Regional Practice Head for Financial Services.

Toby will be responsible for providing client coverage and working with our local and global team to deliver exceptional executive search outcomes across the region.

For the past two and a half years, Toby has been a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Sydney office where he has led he Financial Services Practice across Australia and New Zealand. His focus is on Board level executive appointments and senior leadership roles across banking and capital markets, insurance, wealth and asset management markets.  

Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Toby worked for a Big Four global consulting firm for 20 years specialising in serving financial services clients in the UK, Europe, APAC and most recently managing clients globally. His relationships and expertise traverse a broad range of functional areas within financial services and he has a depth of knowledge and understanding of both the regulatory and economic drivers shaping future skills requirements.

Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director at Odgers Berndtson APAC said:

Since joining us in August 2019, Toby has worked hard to build the Odgers Berndtson brand in the Financial Services sector. During what has been the most disruptive time possible, Toby has shown great tenacity and resilience and has played a key role winning global clients as well as significant local business in Australia.
The Financial Services sector is a critical market and with some recent key hires being made across the region, our footprint in this sector is now such that we will be able to compete in a much bigger way. Having capable leadership for the sector is a critical step for us to take right now and it is fortuitous that Toby has agreed to take on this important responsibility.

Anne Murphy, Global Head of Financial Services at Odgers Berndtson added:

Congratulations Toby on this well-deserved appointment. You have integrated superbly into the global Financial Services team and it’s a pleasure to work with you. I look forward to continuing to grow the Odgers Berndtson offering in Financial Services.

Toby's client relationships and expertise traverse a broad range of functional areas within financial services and he has a depth of knowledge and understanding of both the regulatory and economic drivers shaping future skills requirements. Toby has a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Nottingham, has lived in multiple locations globally, with Sydney now firmly his home.

To contact Toby Gardner, email toby.gardner@odgersberndtson.com.