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Pitcher Partners names new non-exec independent chairman


Pitcher Partners Sydney has confirmed the appointment of a new non-executive independent chairperson of its wealth management board.

By Emma Musgrave 10 minute read

Effective immediately, Andrew Rutherford has been appointed to the role within Pitcher Partners Sydney Wealth Management (PPSWM), bringing with him vast experience. His appointment comes as PPSWM seeks to meet the growing need for trusted advisers to cater to high-net-worth, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families.

Prior to joining PPSWM, Mr Rutherford held numerous high-profile roles including, COO and CFO of Goldman Sachs & JBWere, managing director of JBWere and co-founder of Koda Capital.

Managing director of Pitcher Partners Sydney, wealth management, Charlie Viola said the appointment of Mr Rutherford is a logical next step for the wealth business.


“We welcome Andrew to the next part of the firm’s journey, as we strengthen the businesses’ ability to capitalise on the next generation of wealth management opportunities,” Mr Viola said.

“Pitcher Partners Sydney Wealth Management is excited to have Andrew’s deep industry knowledge and direct experience with building large-scalable wealth management businesses join the growing team.”

Commenting on his new role, Mr Rutherford said: “Pitcher Partners is an award-winning firm, consistently appearing in the top 10 of the AFR’s accounting firms list and Barron’s and The Australian’s top 100 financial advisors list, and I’m looking forward to assisting the business on its journey.

“Pitcher Partners have successfully created an individual identity across the wealth industry and as the team accelerates their growth, the need for evolution across corporate governance and funds under administration will be pivotal to the ongoing success of the business.”

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Emma Musgrave

Emma Musgrave


Emma Ryan is the deputy head of content at Momentum Media and editor of the company's legal publication, Lawyers Weekly.

Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015 and has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia. In addition, she has produced exclusive multimedia and event content related to the company's respective brands and audiences.

A journalist by training, Emma has spent her career connecting with key industry stakeholders across a variety of platforms, including online, podcast and radio. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

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