tmmonline.nz  |   landlords.co.nz        About Good Returns  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  RSS Feeds

NZ's Financial Adviser News Centre

GR Logo
Last Article Uploaded: Wednesday, April 1st, 1:45PM

People

rss
People

Mercer appoints board chair

Mercer New Zealand has appointed a new chair and non-executive director.

Saturday, February 1st 2020, 10:23PM

It has given Kristen Kohere-Soutar the chair, after Ross Butler's retirement.

Chief executive Martin Lewington said Kohere-Soutar would oversee the business continuing to deliver strong outcomes for stakeholders.

"In the two-and-a-half years since Kristen joined our board as an independent non-executive director, we have benefited greatly from her insights and expertise.

"Kristen has held previous directorships with Foundation North and Whai Rawa Funds Limited, leadership roles with Kiwibank and NZTE, and has iwi affiliations to Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu and Rongowhakaata. Her experience in governance, corporate strategy, stakeholder management and leadership with iwi among a number of other areas has complemented the skill-set of other directors,” Lewington said.

“With Kristen at the helm, I have every confidence that Mercer will continue to create better lives for New Zealanders.”

He also thanked Butler for his service. “Ross’ leadership over the past seven years as a member of the board and chair has been invaluable. In this time we’ve made some significant achievements when it comes to delivering the best investment outcomes for our customers and clients.

“We’re indebted to his unwavering commitment to ensuring we hold ourselves to the highest standard when it comes to acting in the best interests of New Zealanders. We wish him all the best in his endeavours,” he said.

Kohere-Soutar said Mercer had a strong strategy in place to reach its objectives, and the board and leadership team was well equipped to achieve continued success.

“As the needs of customers and clients change, we must be nimble and agile enough to adapt. We’re seeing climate issues and sustainability as major themes becoming more important to New Zealanders. We are proud to be committed to responsible investing, leveraging Mercer’s local and global investment research and management for the benefit of all New Zealand investors, including foundations and iwi post-settlement entities."

Lewington also announced the addition of Paula Jackson to Mercer’s New Zealand board, effective February 1.

She serves as a director and trustee of several organisations, including Airways New Zealand and Quotable Value New Zealand Limited. 

Tags: Mercer people

« Plus4 adds another adviserFamiliar face returns to Underwriter role at Partners »

Special Offers

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Sign In to add your comment

 

print

Printable version  

print

Email to a friend
Slideshow

MORE JOBS»

Wednesday, April 1st 2020
Financial Advice Strand: Advice process
Auckland

Thursday, April 2nd 2020
Financial Advice Strand: Advice process
Auckland

Thursday, April 30th 2020
KiwiSaver Specialist
Auckland

Wednesday, May 13th 2020
OCR & MPS Media conference & live-stream
Nationwide

Thursday, May 14th 2020
FSCL Conference 2020 - Making Cents of Change
Auckland

Wednesday, May 27th 2020
Financial Stability Report
Nationwide

Wednesday, June 24th 2020
Official Cash Rate announcement
Nationwide

Tuesday, August 4th 2020
Core Strand
Auckland

Wednesday, August 12th 2020
OCR & MPS Media conference & live-stream
Nationwide

Friday, September 4th 2020
Core Strand
Auckland

MORE»

News Bites
About Us  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  RSS Feeds  |  Letters  |  Archive  |  Toolbox
 
Site by Web Developer and eyelovedesign.com