Mathew Rowe has been appointed as chief executive to help revitalise Countplus’s approach to the growth of its member firms.
Mr Rowe is the former chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, and was the longest serving chairman. He was appointed a director of Countplus in October, 2016.
Countplus chairman Barry Lambert said the company welcomes the known and capable skills of Matthew Rowe in taking on this leadership role.
“We expect Matthew to hit the ground running given his strong familiarity with the professional services sector, the Countplus business and its member firms,” said Mr Lambert.
“We look forward to Matthew applying the same leadership attributes he displayed in lifting the standards of all financial planners on behalf of Australian consumers as Chairman of the Financial Planning Association.”
Mr Rowe said his first priority as incoming chief executive is to speak with each principal of the Countplus member network.
“Many of those people are known personally to me. They are dedicated professionals, and I look forward to supporting each practice to exploit the latent opportunities of scale amid the ongoing convergence and partnerships between accounting and financial planning in Australia,” he said.
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