Peter Gardiner has been appointed global head of business development at Findex.
He was formerly ANZ’s head of origination, corporate bank, and has also worked in a senior client-facing role at EY.
Findex CEO Spiro Paule said Mr Gardiner’s background in banking, accounting and financial planning means he is perfectly suited to lead Findex’s business development team.
“Peter has deep experience in both ‘big fours’," Mr Paule said. "He held a senior position at the ANZ Bank for the past five years and prior to that was with Ernst & Young in a senior client-facing position.
“He was also a founding director of a UK financial planning business and importantly, implemented a non-aligned fee for service model which, two decades ago, was not common practice in his native Scotland, where the business was based.”
According to Mr Paule, Mr Gardiner has a passion for business built on “his belief that success is driven by championing the client”.
“This approach is in total alignment with the Findex philosophy,” Mr Paule said.
“His experience across the three financial advisory sectors equips him with a skill set appropriate for our business as we roll out a unique, holistic financial services offering from all Findex brands.
“The Findex business model is to make available to all our clients a comprehensive suite of financial services under one roof, delivered and managed by a key trusted adviser,” he said.
“Peter’s experiences and insight will play an important role in this process as we take our group to the next level,” Mr Paule said.