Kepa has appointed Brendon Neal as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Neal replaces Kepa founder, Jeff Page, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
A leader in financial services, Neal brings more than 20 years of experience in life insurance and wealth management to the role.
His previous posts include most recently, leading the internal and external adviser channels for ANZ Wealth.
Prior to that he held various senior roles in distribution with ANZ and ING as was a Chief Underwriter with AIA in New Zealand at the start of his career.
Kepa Chairman, David Johnstone, said, “Brendon brings to Kepa a depth of expertise in advice, financial products, underwriting and knowledge of financial services distribution as well as strong relationship skills and a successful record of leadership.
“He is a skilled professional with a deep understanding of advisers’ needs and is uniquely placed to lead Kepa in its core mission of enabling its members to build better and more profitable businesses,” added Johnstone.
Neal said Kepa’s advisory solutions are more relevant than ever as regulatory responsibility shifts from individual advisers to Financial Advice Providers.
“Kepa’s customer relationship management tools and programmes such as Fit4License, through which Kepa will be able to assist its members meet the new regulatory requirements, are market-leading solutions. They ease advisers’ administrative burden and assist compliance with regulatory and best practice standards,” said Neal.
“Kepa enables advisors to focus on what they do best; building relationships with clients and then helping them to manage their needs.”
Neal will commence the role on the 25 June 2018.