Public Trust welcomes new Head of Custody

Media release
9 May, 2019

Public Trust is delighted to announce that Mark Lawrence has been appointed to the role of Head of Custody.

The permanent appointment follows Mark’s successful work with Public Trust’s Corporate Trustee Services team in moving its operations on to the NavOne client management system.

The newly created position is confirmation of Public Trust’s commitment to further strengthen its custody business, ensuring that it is able to offer the best possible service to customers.

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Mark brings with him extensive custody experience within New Zealand and offshore.

Past roles include CEO and Head of Investor Services New Zealand at JP Morgan Chase Bank. He was also Head of Custody Sales and Service for ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited.

“I’m proud and excited to be joining New Zealand’s only government-backed custodian and supervisor,” says Mark.

“The position comes with a clear mandate to grow the business – something that is affirmed by the large investment into NavOne.”

The NavOne system will be fully integrated into the market and with global custodian BNP, make Public Trust uniquely placed to understand the local market and offer access to global markets for clients and their investors.


Contact: Ian Letham, Content & Communications Consultant

Phone: 022 070 0979

Email: Ian.Letham@PublicTrust.co.nz