Andrew is leading a transformation change in the New Zealand financial Adviser market away from the traditional Adviser dealer group model to the newer more nuanced Adviser Group operating model.
He joined in 2018 to establish Newpark Home Loans as the fastest growing Adviser group in the New Zealand mortgage broker market. He has successfully established a full panel of retail bank and second tier lenders as well as delivering a unique operating model that provides mortgage Advisers with real choice and value.
He is enjoying the challenges of the new regulatory regime and joined Newpark as he feels we are the best placed group in New Zealand to take advantage of the new legislative environment. Andrew is keen to create and maintain a stable environment for members were they have the best opportunity to grow and develop and succeed.
After gaining a Bachelor of Arts from Otago University, Andrew joined the insurance industry where he has been for the last 25 years (22 of them with Sovereign) working in various roles (Distribution, Technology Projects, Home Loans, Life Underwriting). He also gained postgraduate qualifications in Management from Auckland University along the way as well as the Level 5 National Certificate in Financial Services (he is all too aware of what lies ahead for Advisers as they ready themselves for licensing).
When not working Andrew enjoys spending time relaxing at the Coromandel, skiing, or just spending time with his wife and his six year-old twins, Grace and James.