Former NAB executive Jonathan Ayres has been enlisted by emergent Bank of Melbourne (BOM) to accelerate the company’s growth.


"We sought him out [due to] his talent and as someone who would be a great fit culturally with the Bank of Melbourne brand. He's born and bred in Melbourne and really understands the local market well," BT Financial Group (BTFG) Private Wealth general manager Jane Watt


Ms Watts said that Mr Ayres possesses intimate knowledge of the local Melbourne financial market, .


Mr Ayres will join BOM after a decade spent working with NAB in senior roles, including heading up financial planning for NAB Private and acting as a senior investment specialist.


"We are looking to grow the business, so once Jonathan has got his feet under the table, we'll certainly be looking to grow the team. That is certainly our plan. We've got a strong focus on growing our footprint in Victoria from a high net worth client perspective," Ms Watt said.