Former Head of Financial Markets, Investec Bank Australia Ltd.
Palo Alto, CA

GwynRhys has worked for over 20 years in investment banking based in London and Sydney, with broad experience in financial risk management, serving corporate and institutional clients throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

He is a former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was co-head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC), and Equities in Australia and New Zealand. He also had oversight of the Private Wealth Management business, and was a member of the firm’s local Operating Committee, as well as the Asia-wide Suitability and Risk Committee. More recently, Rhys was Head of Financial Markets for Investec Bank in Australia, responsible for the firm’s sales and trading businesses, as well as structured equity product distribution, and was a member of the Leadership Committee.

Rhys received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Canada. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University in philosophy of science, and a Master of Public Policy degree from The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children and two dogs.