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Executive Board

ACSA management is entrusted to an Executive Committee of Directors who are representatives of Full Members. The Association’s major activities are accomplished by working groups whose membership is determined by the Executive Committee. Executive meetings are held on a regular basis to discuss working group activities, finances and other Custodial issues.


ACSA Chair

David Knights - NAB Asset Servicing

David Knights joined NAB Asset Servicing in 2013. David has over 20 years of multi-industry experience, spanning engineering, management consulting and banking & finance. He joined NAB in 2002, and has held senior roles across the Personal Bank, Business Bank, and Operations. Most recently David has demonstrated his breadth of financial experience through leading the business configuration of the new NAB core banking platform.

In his current role as General Manager, Client Delivery for NAB Asset Servicing he brings extensive operational and product management expertise to the ACSA Executive Committee.

Previously David has worked for Bevington Group (originally BCG) leading consulting assignments across the finance, logistics, healthcare and primary resource industries. His early career in engineering blends financial analysis, complex problem solving, strategic insight and continuous improvement skills into consistent, successful project delivery.

ACSA Treasurer

Daryl Crich - BNP Paribas Securities Services

Daryl commenced at BNP Paribas Securities Services over 20 years ago. Daryl is the Australasian Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Product Management. Daryl is responsible for product development, product profitability, and strategic implementation in the Region.

Prior to that, Daryl spent 10 years with KPMG in their Audit and Advisory Services Division, participating in their Banking and Finance Group for the last three years.

Daryl has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, and is a Chartered Accountant.


Andrew Gibson - Citi

Andrew joined Citi in 2004 as the Head of Corporate Actions for Australia and New Zealand, before moving to the role of a Product Manager in August 2007. In 2014 Andrew was appointed to the role of Head of Direct Custody and Clearing for Australia & New Zealand.

Prior to joining Citi, Andrew spent 18 years with National Asset Servicing (NAS), where he performed a product development / business analyst role and a variety of operational roles, culminating in 3 years as the Head of Corporate Actions.

Andrew has been a long term active participant in industry working groups and was recognised for his contribution to the custody and investment administration sector with an Australian Custodian Services Association (ACSA) industry award in 2010.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from RMIT University Melbourne and a Certificate in Financial Markets (Securities Institute of Australia).

Marian Azer - RBC Investor & Treasury Services Australia

Marian is Managing Director, Head of Product, Asia Pacific and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Global Client Coverage at RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) Australia.


As Head of Product, Asia Pacific, Marian leads and oversees all product development activity regionally and is responsible for delivering client-centric solutions to support the changing needs of RBC I&TS’ clients. Marian is also an active advocate in the industry, promoting investment operational excellence and innovation.


As COO, Global Client Coverage, Marian provides governance across all Australian Global Client Coverage activities, covering sales, marketing, product management and strategic project oversight.


Marian joined RBC I&TS in 2017, and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to RBC I&TS Marian was Head of Product, Investor Services in Australia and New Zealand at JP Morgan. Marian also spent 7 years as a Principal within the Mercer Sentinel business, a specialist division within Mercer’s Investment consulting business, where she consulted to clients across Asia Pacific and North America across a broad range of global custody, investment operations, operating model and transition management.

Craig Twentyman - J.P. Morgan

Craig Twentyman is Head of Custody Product for JP Morgan Custody & Funds Services business in Australia and New Zealand. In this role Craig has responsibility for JP Morgan’s Global Custody product and Head of Direct Custody & Clearing for Australia & New Zealand.


Prior to joining JP Morgan, Craig was Head of Citigroup’s Securities Services Domestic Operations for Australia and New Zealand.

Craig’s career in financial services has spanned over 30 years . During this time, Craig held a variety of positions, working across Asia Pacific in Operational, Account Management and Product roles, before returning to Australia in 2005.

Daniel Cheever - State Street Global Services

Daniel is responsible for State Street's superannuation strategy and product development. He has extensive experience with relationship management, operating model development and new client implementations for both superannuation and asset manager clients.

Daniel joined State Street in 1998. Since then, he has worked in a variety of operations and relationship management roles. He has also been an integral contributor to the creation of State Street's operating models for exchange traded funds, hedge funds and superannuation funds.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce, both from the University of Sydney.

Peter Snodgrass - HSBC

Peter joined HSBC in 2005 as Head of HSS Sydney, responsible for the Sub Custody and Fund Services business with 130 staff, AUD500bn in AUC. In 2010 he began a six year International Secondment with HSBC, initially with 2 years running the Japanese Sub Custody and Clearing business based in Tokyo implementing Third Party Clearing, 2 years heading up the CTLA business based in New York and then finally in 2014 he assumed the role Head of HSS Service Delivery based in Manila, Philippines where he ran the HSBC global service center team of more than 350 people which delivered back and middle office support for the Global and Sub Custody, Broker back office and Fund of Funds business’ within HSS.


In 2015 Peter returned to Sydney as Head of the Direct Custody & Clearing business which processes over 6 million transactions per year and holds over AUD $900bn of Clients’ AUC.

Peter has a broad exposure with over 30 years’ experience in the Banking, Custodial and Financial Market segments having also worked at BNP Paribas, Commonwealth Custodial Services and Westpac Custodian Nominees in Australia prior to joining HSBC.

Professional Certifications: Securities Institute of Australia and University of NSW Australian Graduate School of Management

Madeleine Senior - Northern Trust

Madeleine Senior (Maddy) is Managing Director, Country Head for The Northern Trust Company in Australia. In this role Maddy is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the business in Australia and New Zealand.

Maddy joined Northern Trust in 1995 and has over 20 years industry experience working in London, Sweden and Chicago and has held a number of executive positions including her most recent role in London as the business development head for the EMEA region. Prior to this role, Maddy was Managing Director for the Nordic region, responsible for the client franchise in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Maddy has lead client service and relationship teams supporting some of Northern Trust's key client and investment manager relationships and also served on the boards of the Northern Trust Luxembourg Management Company and Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited.

Maddy holds a Bachelor of Education (hons) from Oxford University and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from CFA Society of the UK.

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