Franklin Templeton searches for new Country Head

Executive Move


Franklin Templeton has confirmed to Industry Moves that a search is underway to find a replacement for Maria Wilton who is set to step down as country head over the coming months following over 11 years in the role.

As managing director, Australia, Wilton is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Franklin Templeton’s business in Australia and New Zealand and for management of the institutional and retail sales, client service and marketing team. 

Prior to this, she held investment and business roles with BT Financial Group, County Investment Management and J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Before joining the investment management industry, she worked for the Commonwealth Treasury in an economic research capacity. 

Following the appointment of her replacement, Wilton will remain as a consultant to the firm.

Wilton’s official departure date has not yet been confirmed. Further details will be made available in the near future.


September 2017

Managing Director, Australia

Franklin Templeton Investments Australia

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