SuperConcepts CEO announces leadership restructure
SuperConcepts chief executive Lara Bourguignon has announced a raft of changes to the SuperConcepts leadership team including a number of new appointments.
Following the departure of Adrian Urquhart last month, finance manager Mark Bailey will be promoted to chief financial officer.
People and culture executive manager Sherry Midgley will be promoted to General Manager and now sit on the leadership team.
Garth Montgomery will also be elevated to the leadership team in his capacity as Executive Manager Communications and Content to oversee all matters affecting corporate and public affairs.
Chief operating officer James Fitzpatrick has decided to take up an opportunity outside of the SMSF sector after three years with SuperConcepts and will be finishing up in mid-June.
Replacing the chief operating officer role will be two newly created positions. General manager of product, risk and strategy is a new role that is currently undergoing a recruitment process.
General manager of growth is the final role that is also in the process of recruitment and will be announced shortly.
Ms Bourguignon said the new roles will strengthen the leadership team with a view of best serving clients.
“Our existing leadership team has a long tenure with deep experience and I’m excited to be adding to it by promoting from within and identifying new roles that will help better serve our clients and business objectives,” Ms Bourguignon said.
Ms Bourguignon thanked Mr Fitzpatrick for his contribution.
“SuperConcepts is incredibly grateful for the immense contribution James has made over the past three years,” Ms Bourguignon.
“James has achieved huge professional goals and we wish him well in his decision to move to the next phase of his career.”
This latest announcement follows earlier leadership changes this year including the removal of the general manager of corporate services role, previously undertaken by Naomi Holmes.
Stephen Doulgeridis, who was previously the general manager of SMSF sales and business development, also left his role.
The business also saw the departure of Kurt Groeneveld last year, the previous chief technology officer, who was replaced by Brad Ackermann.
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.
Since joining the team in 2014, Miranda has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest superannuation stories in Australia, and has reported extensively on technical strategy and legislative updates. Miranda has also directed SMSF Adviser's print publication for several years.
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