Asteron's new management team
Thursday, January 22nd 2004, 11:03PMAsteron have appointed a number of new senior staff.
Tony Boucher is general manager sales and marketing and will be leading and developing the team of marketing and sales professionals.
His focus will be on supporting and developing this teams commitment to providing excellent products and quality support services to advisers.
As a member of the Asteron executive team, he will also contribute to the overall leadership and strategic direction of the company.
Boucher was previously with AMP as head of adviser and broker Distribution. Prior to this he has held various senior roles in financial services and human resources with a major Australian Bank.
Brian Lenehan has been appointed to the position of manager product development and marketing for Asteron. His primary responsibilities will be building the range of services and products offered by Asteron to the New Zealand market and ensuring existing customers are well served by Asteron.
Lenehan has had extensive involvement in industry affairs. He is on the Council of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries, the Investment Savings and Insurance Association's adviser regulation taskforce and has presented research papers to various events including the 2003 New Zealand Finance Colloquium.
Prior to this, he held various senior positions in the New Zealand and United Kingdom financial services industry, focusing on marketing and management of both risk and investment products.
Richard Latta has been appointed to the position of manager distribution services. The primary focus this area is to add value to advisers in areas of adviser support, training services, marketing initiatives, succession planning and business insurance.
His business experience includes directorships and general manager positions in a diverse range of businesses. He was previously business support manager for Royal & SunAlliance.
Daphne Geisler joined Asteron as general manager operations. She leads a team responsible for new business, underwriting, customer service, claims, call centre and customer communications based in Wellington.
With 20 years experience in international reinsurance, most recently as manager for the New Zealand life and health business of SwissRe, Geisler left financial services in 2000 to work in the not-for-profit sector as funding manager for Mary Potter Hospice.
Previously based in North America where she achieved CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) and FLMI/M (Masters of the Life Management Institute) she made New Zealand her home in 1994.
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