Press Release

Giulia Fitzpatrick and Jürg Brun named as new members of the PostFinance Board of Directors

The extraordinary PostFinance Ltd General Meeting has elected Giulia Fitzpatrick and Jürg Brun, both of whom were nominated by the Swiss Post Ltd Board of Directors, as new members of the PostFinance Ltd Board of Directors. They succeed Susanne Ruoff and Adriano P. Vassalli, who have left the Board. The appointment of Giulia Fitzpatrick and Jürg Brun means PostFinance will be supported by two new individuals who are experts in Swiss banking, and who have extensive knowledge of IT, risk management and auditing.

Giulia Fitzpatrick (born 1959) has spent most of her career working in the financial sector. Her first professional experience was at the commercial bank Bankers Trust, where her role involved cash management, strategy and products. She then spent several years working for National Securities Clearing Corporation and Instinet, where she was responsible for risk management, before moving to Merrill Lynch to head up IT projects for securities services. Most recently, she worked for seven years at UBS, where her role included managing regulatory IT requirements.

Giulia Fitzpatrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in German literature from the University of California, San Diego, and later went on to obtain an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. She is married, has two children and lives near Zurich.

Jürg Brun (born 1954) began his career at an IT consultancy firm in Vevey, where, having completed his studies, he had the opportunity to combine his two passions: IT and accounting. At ATAG Ernst & Young (now EY) in Lausanne, Berne, Cleveland and Zurich, he was able to deepen his expertise as an auditor for larger global companies in the financial sector. From 2000, he worked for 14 years as UBS Global Lead Partner for supervisory and financial IT auditing. Jürg Brun is currently an independent consultant. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Board of Directors at J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg SA and chair of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Banque Pictet & Cie SA in Geneva.

Jürg Brun holds a degree in business economics from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW, Olten) and is a certified public accountant, specializing in banks, insurance and IT service providers. He has two adult sons and lives with his wife in central Switzerland.

Contact

Reto Kormann, Media Spokesperson for PostFinance, 079 252 02 52
François Furer, Media Spokesperson for Swiss Post Group, 058 341 19 47