Fisher to lead Securitor permanently

Mark Fisher succeeds former licensee boss Matt Englund.

01-Sep-2015

By Julie May

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BT Financial Group-owned dealer group Securitor has confirmed today that Mark Fisher has been appointed its new managing director after acting in the role for the past seven months.

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revealed last week that a recruitment process was underway for the head Securitor role, following former licensee boss, Matt Englund, having been appointed to the newly created role of head of workplace super distribution in April.

Englund, who led Securitor for five years, had previously been acting in the position of head of retail and corporate super since February after Vicki Doyle vacated the role to join AMP as its corporate superannuation director.

A BT spokeperson told the publication last week that Fisher was currently acting managing director while a search was underway for a permanent replacement.

“I bring to Securitor a passion for financial planning and the profession, a strong focus on execution and doing the things we say we are going to do and a real focus on the client and outcomes that our advisers provide,” Fisher said in a statement issued by the group earlier this morning.

BT general manager of group licensees Phil Butterworth said Fisher’s appointment was the next step in the group’s planned growth strategy.

“Mark’s appointment reflects the great momentum we currently have across our aligned advice channels to ensure all of our advisers can work in an efficient and sustainable manner while delivering trusted and valued financial advice customers need,” Butterworth said.

Fisher, who has worked in a range of roles at BT for the past six years, joined Securitor in January 2014 as the state manager for New South Wales and Queensland.

Prior to this he was head of bank distribution for BT and state manager of Westpac Financial Planning in Queensland.

Securitor currently has more than 400 financial advisers in its network split across more than 200 practices around Australia.

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