The Financial Services Council (FSC) has launched a new Emerging Leader Programme for financial services professionals who are demonstrating outstanding commitment and want to expand their experience, knowledge and networks.
The programme is set to launch at the FSC’s Towards Wellbeing Conference on 11 September.
FSC Chief Executive, Richard Klipin, says the programme is design to support upcoming leaders in the sector and provide opportunities for them to be immersed in the big issues of today.
“Conduct, culture and delivering the best possible consumer outcomes will be a constant and getting the sectors youngest and smartest to focus on these wider issues now will develop new ways of thinking for future innovation,” Klipin said.
The FSC also launched nominations for the Emerging Leaders Award, new for 2019, and open to the those across the industry who are showing talent and commitment in playing their part in shaping the future of the industry.
Previous FSC award winner and the FSC’s Emerging Leader champion, Mark Daniels, said, “being a part of this growing industry, helping to drive great customer outcomes and improving the financial wellbeing of New Zealanders is a passion of mine.”
“Supporting the industry’s future leaders through the FSC’s Emerging Leaders programme is one way of really making a difference.”
Leading part of the programme is Kathryn Jackson, author of the UK shortlisted Best International Book and finalist for the 2019 Australian Career Book Awards, Resilience at Work.
“Focusing on wellbeing through initiatives such as this is fundamental in today’s modern society. The financial services sector can be complex and demanding as emerging leaders develop their careers, so it is important that we equip them with the tools to grow resilience at work as well as put in place resources to support them.” said Jackson.
The awards will be announced at the 2019 Gala Awards Dinner that is being held on the evening following the Emerging Leader sessions.
Click here for further details on the Emerging Leaders Programme.