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”

Elyse Henderson, said, “Joining AUB is a logical next step in my career. I aspire to work with leaders, peers and partners who value strong strategy execution, integrity and relentless focus on the customer. I look forward to bringing my experience to the company to help partners and clients achieve success and growth in their businesses.”

Elyse was previously Head of Transformation at NAB where she was responsible for the strategy development and execution of transformation initiatives. Her focus was on the design and delivery of productivity initiatives across business and private banking including revenue, cost, and capital as well as customer advocacy, technology, and development of new industry segments. Prior to that she held a number of strategy and sales leadership roles within NAB.

Elyse also held a senior consultancy role at Deloitte where she led client projects diagnosing and solving complex business problems. During her time with Deloitte she also completed an MBA and led a number of internal programs including co-chairing the Innovation Council and chairing the national Inspiring Women committee.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Elyse worked in risk for QR and established and led an SME fabrication, installation, and maintenance business based in Queensland.

About AUB Group: AUB Group Limited (AUB Group) is a leading equity-based risk management, advice and solutions provider in Australasia. With a unique partner model and a broad spectrum of risk and insurance services, AUB Group is focused on enabling relevant risk advice and solutions for clients. A top 250 ASX listed company, AUB Group comprises 135 partner businesses that service more than 1 million client policies across 425 locations and represent in excess of $2.6 billion of GWP.­­­­­­­­­

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.”

LSJ has more than 1,800 clients and a strong reputation in the Waikato, making it a strong addition to the AUB Group family.

About AUB Group Limited

AUB Group (ASX:AUB) is the leading equity-based risk management, advice and solutions provider in Australasia. Operating across a broad spectrum of risk and insurance, AUB Group is providing total risk solutions for clients. A top 250 ASX listed company, AUB Group comprises 75 equity businesses that form leading insurance broking networks (Austbrokers and NZbrokers), underwriting agencies (SURA) and specialist risk services. Serviced through partners, the group represents more than 450,000 clients, 3,000 employees, across 220 locations. For more information, visit