A chartered accountant, Dodds joins from the wealth management business at Rothschild, where he was compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer, a position he held for almost five years.
Previously, he has held positions at Butterfield Private Bank and Clariden Leu, Cedit Suisse’s private bank. Before this, he focussed on internal audit and risk, with roles including a stint at the UK’s Financial Services Authority, now the Financial Conduct Authority.
In his new role, Dodds will report to Eleanor Malcolm, chief risk officer at Julius Baer.
Malcolm said: “John Dodds’s previous roles have given him a wide range of experience in international private banking and wealth management. Compliance is a key function in any financial services company and we are pleased to welcome someone of [his] calibre to the team as we continue to develop Julius Baer in the UK and Ireland.”