Janus Henderson names new operations head

Executive Move


Janus Henderson Investors has announced the appointment of Donna Crawford as head of operations for Australia.

Based in Melbourne, Crawford will oversee the day-to-day operational aspects of the investment teams, with responsibility for investment and operational due diligence, product governance, and regulatory change initiatives.

In welcoming her to the team, Matt Gaden, head of Australia, said: “We are delighted to have Donna join the business. Her knowledge and depth of experience encompasses all facets of operations, including client relationships, staff development, technology development, data management and governance. Donna’s appointment will place our clients at the centre of operational excellence and be a significant asset to our growing business in Australia.”

Crawford joins from Vanguard Investments Australia, where she has spent the past three years managing the new business and performance analysis teams. Before that, she was joint head of operations for Perennial Investment Partners up until its acquisition by Henderson Global Investors (now Janus Henderson) in 2016.

"A match made in heaven": Q&A with Janus Henderson's new Head of Operations Donna Crawford


Donna Crawford may have fallen into the industry by mistake but the rest, as she says, is history. Now, as the newly-appointed head of operations for Janus Henderson Investors, she tells Industry Moves of the challenges and opportunities ahead; reflects on how the operations space has changed; and shares a little of her formative years and her tight-knit Melbourne clan.



August 2019

Performance Analysis & New Business Manager

Vanguard Investments Australia


September 2019

Head of Operations, Australia

Janus Henderson Investors

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