Our Team

Our Team

At CommSec Adviser Services, we believe a business is only as good as the people who work for it. That’s why we are fortunate to have some of the most experienced people in the industry.

Here's a short introduction to just a few of them.

Eric Blewitt

Eric Blewitt

General Manager

Eric Blewitt is an energetic and internationally experienced executive, with 20 years’ experience spanning banking, wealth management and financial markets. An effective, results focused business leader who has most recently held successful roles as Chief Operating Officer with Investment Trends, seven years at Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, a majority of the time spent as General Manager of Leveraged Equities, and Head of Distribution for AMP. Eric is driving the CommSec Adviser Services business to constantly evolve the customer experience, functionality and product offering to remain a leader in the industry.

Sam Simmonds

Sam Simmonds

Head of Wholesale Solutions

Sam joined CommSec in 2008 shortly after its acquisition of IWL. He has a long association with our wholesale business and its clients having originally worked for the pioneer online broker JDV that evolved into IWL and was ultimately purchased by CommSec. Sam looks after the financial institutions that use CommSec’s broking and equities administration services under whitelabel or B2B distribution models. He combines his extensive industry experience with a consultative business development approach to define innovative solutions for our wholesale partners. He has delivered equities trading capabilities to a number of CommSec’s larger clients and also helped develop a share trading platform during a 3 year spell at Asgard. Sam holds a Master Stockbroker qualification from the Stockbrokers Association of Australia.

Andrew Stewart

Peter Tardent

Head of Adviser Services

Peter Tardent is Head of Adviser Services, providing service distribution and support to the IFA and broking markets for the full range of products including trading, cash and lending. Peter has been with CommSec for over 17 years in several roles, including Head of CommSec Advisory and Head of Product. He's spent the majority of his time leading the CommSec International and Derivative business, a team he incepted in 2009. Peter believes in supporting advisers to empower more Australians to grow their wealth.

Peter is currently involved in several industry committees and has been chair of the Derivatives Sub-committee for SAFAA since 2011. Peter values industry engagement as well as community engagement and is involved with several community-based committees to support sporting clubs and schools.

Amanda Heard

Amanda Heard

Head of Customer Experience & Marketing

Amanda Heard leads the Customer Experience & Marketing team whose responsibilities include our strategic brand, marketing, adviser communications and importantly our customer experience proposition. Amanda has extensive experience in financial services both in Australia and the UK, joining CommSec in 2008 at the inception of our now CommSec Adviser Services business. Amanda and her team are passionate and committed to continuing to enhance how we engage with our advisers and their customers to ensure we deliver a seamless experience. In addition to our communication and strategic brand management, Amanda is also responsible for cross business strategic initiatives and innovation of our offering. Amanda is an advocate for diversity and creating an engaging employee experience, having a deep appreciation of the beneficial impact these have in delivering exceptional customer experiences.

Mat Tilley

Mat Tilley

Head of Trading and Client Service

Mat Tilley leads the Trading team responsible for trade execution services across our institutional, advised and direct segments under the AUSIEX banner. Mat is also responsible for leading the service team managing our direct investor relationships of our whitelabel partners. Mat joined CommSec in 2007 and has held various roles in customer engagement and trading, most recently leading CommSec’s international and derivatives markets trading desk. Mat and his team are passionate about delivering exceptional customer experiences through the use of technology and relationships.

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