Non-bank appoints new head of distribution

by NZ Adviser06 Jul 2016
New Zealand Home Loans (NZHL) has appointed Chris Wong in a newly-created head of distribution role, effective 4 July 2016.

NZHL CEO, Julian Travaglia said, “Chris' appointment is the final addition to our new management structure, which has been designed to provide the business with a solid platform as we drive the business forward.  

“In this newly created role, Chris will cover the strategic development of franchises, lead the sales and distribution team and drive profitable and sustainable sales, business growth and client retention across the NZHL network."

Travaglia said he is delighted to have Chris join the team, bringing with him exceptional leadership skills and business growth experience.

“I’m more excited than ever about the future of the NZHL business, and know I have the very best support from the 250 people who drive our market-challenging organisation,” said Travaglia. 

Wong previously was regional manager for the Central North Island at Kiwibank and responsible for a 100-strong team across the region. His role driving the development of regional strategies aimed at growing market share within key segments of the business in the region.

Prior to this, Wong was the banking channel manager for New Zealand Post, business manager for ANZ Bank and a Company 2nd in Command in the Singapore Armed Forces as a Commissioned Infantry Officer, responsible for 200 plus military personnel.  

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