The position is new. She will manage the firm's relationships with research houses and investment consultants.
Ms. Teh comes to Franklin Templeton from Colonial First State, where she served as national manager, strategy and implementation.
A Colonial First State spokesman couldn't be reached for comment.
In addition, Felicity Walsh, managing director and head of alternatives for Australia, has been promoted to head of institutional and alternatives, leading the firm's institutional distribution business. The position is new.
Franklin Templeton currently manages $13.7 billion on behalf of institutional investors based in Australia and New Zealand, with $2.6 billion of that total in alternatives strategies, according to a spokeswoman.