International management specialist BlockRock has announced the appointment of Justin Arter as the company’s new Country Head of its Australian operations.


Mr Arter will be responsible for the future development and growth of BlackRock Australia and will report to the company’s Asia Pacific Chairman, Mark McCombe.


Mr Arter will join BlackRock after leaving Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC), where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his time at VFMC, Mr Arter had an 18 year career at Goldman Sachs JB Were.


Mr McCombe said Mr Arter’s appointment was indicative of the company’s newfound focus on the Australian market.


“The size and sophistication of the Australian market makes it a key area of focus for BlackRock Asia Pacific. A leader of Justin’s calibre, with his outstanding track record in financial services, will be integral to BlackRock Australia’s growth plans. His appointment reflects the importance we place on building our business in this compelling investment environment,” Mr McCombe said.


Mr Arter will commence his work in September.