Holley Nethercote appoints new head of compliance
Financial services firm Holley Nethercote has appointed a prominent licensing consultant as general manager of its training and compliance business to meet a surge in demand for licensing services.
Holley Nethercote has appointed Licensing for Accountants chief executive Kath Bowler as general manager of its training and compliance business, called Compact.
Compact is a niche business that has been providing regulatory training and compliance services to the financial services sector for nearly 20 years.
Holley Nethercote said the changes currently facing the industry, including the education changes, demerging of vertically integrated firms and fallout from the royal commission have seen demand for Compact’s licensing products and training services skyrocket.
Holley Nethercote managing partner Grant Holley said he was thrilled with the addition of Kath to the firm.
“We’ve been working with Kath for many years now and are excited to tap into her vast knowledge and expertise,” said Mr Holley.
“We love the practical approach Kath takes with her support for accountants and are looking forward to applying that to our broader range of products and services.”
Mr Holley said the role is a natural extension to the Joint Venture arrangement Holley Nethercote currently has with Kath’s business, Licensing for Accountants.
“With a shared philosophy of building support to help advisers ‘Do it right the first time’ it was a natural fit,” he said.
Kath will continue on as CEO of Licensing for Accountants, a business that provides compliance and advice to accountants with limited licenses and authorisations.
Ms Bowler said she is excited “to leverage the range of products and services we have built for accountants to a broader audience, including financial planners looking to get fully licensed”.
Miranda Brownlee is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.
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