Pictured: Ian Perkins
Ian Perkins, a co-founder of Morse Consulting, is returning to the corporate world. He is to become the new head of sales and marketing for BNP Paribas Securities Services in the new year.
Perkins will take the role to be vacated this week by Steve Tremelling, a 10-year BNP staffer, who has decided to have a break and look for new opportunities.
Perkins will be reporting to the new chief executive in Australia, Peter Baker, who will take over after Pierre Jond returns to Paris this week after four years at the helm in Sydney. Jond is taking on a new job running the European corporate trust business for BNP Paribas. Perkins and Baker worked together at State Street some years ago.
Perkins has spent most of the last 10 years as chief executive of Morse Consulting, which he founded with Phillip Hope, another investment operations specialist. He sold his shares in Morse in May this year after leading the company’s expansion into Asia. Morse provides advice and does project work on business and operating systems in the financial services industry.
Perkins said last week that he was looking to re-deploy some of the skills he’d learned as a consultant over the past 10 years.
“It’s a market I know well. I have a lot of respect for Peter (Baker) and I also know BNP Paribas fairly well from having done consulting work for AMP (a BNP client) when they integrated their systems into BNP’s standard operating model.”
Before working at State Street, also in the securities services arm, Perkins worked at RBC Securities Services.