AUB Group appoints industry leader as new Chief Operating Officer to support ongoing execution of ‘client-focussed’ strategy

AUB GroupSydney, Australia – AUB Group has announced the appointment of Elyse Henderson as Chief Operating Officer effective January 22, 2018. Elyse will be joining from National Australia Bank where she holds the role of Head of Transformation.   In her new role, Elyse will lead and develop group service propositions including Business Technology, Business Centre and Marketing. This has been a vacant role for the Group following the creation of the Divisional Chief Executive, Risk Services role which Sunil Vohra moved into on a full time basis in 2015.

Elyse’ career to date has had a strong small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) and business-to-business (B2B) focus both within large organisations and as an SME business owner.  Her background and experience provide a highly aligned fit for AUB Group and its partner businesses.

Mark Searles, CEO and Managing Director, AUB Group, said, “Elyse is an impressive leader with a focus on delivering the right client outcomes. Her strong record of strategy execution and her understanding of SME businesses and clients will greatly assist in leading service delivery for the group.  I have been particularly impressed by the way Elyse has leveraged her practical SME management experience and related that to the consulting and banking worlds at a senior level.  Having the customer and partner lens is so important to the success of this role within the Group”
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AUB Group continues strong growth in New Zealand with new acquisition

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AUB Group through its equity partner BWRS acquires leading Waikato-based broker, Lowe Schollum & Jones Ltd

Sydney, Australia – AUB Group has announced its New Zealand growth and expansion strategy continues to gain momentum as equity partner, BrokerWeb Risk Services (BWRS) expands its national footprint by acquiring Hamilton-based insurance broking firm, Lowe Schollum & Jones Ltd (LSJ), effective immediately.

Mark Searles, CEO and managing director, AUB Group, said, “The market continues to be active, and alongside our strong organic growth, we are elated that we are building further momentum by adding new partners to our network in high growth regions across Australia and New Zealand.”

“This acquisition highlights the long signalled and continued expansion of AUB Group in New Zealand. We are excited for our partner business, BWRS, and its national expansion. While backed by the professionalism and scale of AUB Group and BWRS, LSJ will remain locally run, by local professionals, for local businesses and clients.”
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