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Equity Trustees (ASX: EQT) has announced the appointment of Philip Gentry as Chief Financial Officer. Mr Gentry replaces Terry Ryan, who earlier this year advised that he would be retiring at a later date in 2015.

Mr Gentry has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership positions within financial services, property, agribusiness, international trade, commodities and logistics.  He will commence in the CFO role at Equity Trustees early in the new year when he completes his existing employment obligations. 

The appointment of a new CFO follows the permanent appointment of Geoff Walsh as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in August, following a period as Interim CRO, and his appointment today as Joint Company Secretary, replacing Terry Ryan in that role.

“Equity Trustees is proud of our ability to attract high quality, experienced people to join our Company as we focus on positioning ourselves to capitalise on the opportunities ahead,” said Robin Burns, Managing Director of Equity Trustees. 

Mr Gentry’s most recent role is as CFO of Grocon, which he joined in 2013. Prior to this he held positions including Managing Director of Agrium Asia Pacific, CFO of AWB and a number of leadership positions at ANZ Bank in the areas of Corporate Banking, International Trade Finance and Investor Relations.

Mr Gentry has a Bachelor of Science, an MBA and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

“I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our outgoing CFO, Terry Ryan, for his commitment, hard work and highly valued contributions to our success over a period of more than 12 years. We wish him all the very best in his retirement,” Mr Burns said. 

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Trusted since 1888, Equity Trustees Limited helps with the financial and emotional challenges of preserving, growing and transitioning wealth between generations. It provides a range of financial services to corporate and private clients including Wealth and Asset Management, Estate Planning and Administration, Philanthropy, Superannuation, Aged Care Advice and Placement. 

Equity Trustees is a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT) with offices in Melbourne, Kew, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

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