Findex announces appointment of Jane Betts
Findex has announced the appointment of Jane Betts in its newly created role of chief people officer.
Designed to supercharge Findex’s people strategy, this role will sit in the executive management team and be responsible for the driving the group’s employee engagement, retention and acquisition strategies.
Betts brings to the group more than two decades of experience in senior HR leadership positions across major financial services organisations. She most recently joins from AGL, where she was general manager for people partnering, strategy and transformation.
Findex employs more than 3000 staff in regional and metropolitan Australia and New Zealand, delivering accountancy and advisory services to a client base of more than 250,000 individuals, more than 80,000 businesses and more than $17 billion funds under advice. With plans to continue its merger and acquisition strategy in 2020, (having already completed six acquisitions in 2019 and five in 2018), Betts is a welcome leadership appointment in this space.
Betts brings to the group more than two decades of experience in senior HR leadership positions across major financial services organisations. She most recently joins from AGL, where she was GM for people partnering, strategy and transformation, supporting the transition and benefits realisation following its major investment into the business model last year.
Prior to this, Betts was group executive for human resources at Australian Unity, which experienced a 200% growth in headcount during her three years in post.
Speaking about her appointment, Betts said, “I’m looking forward to building on Findex’s existing strengths, as well as looking at our talent development strategies as the team grows in 2020.”
Findex chief executive Spiro Paule said, “elevating the chief people officer role to an executive level is a demonstration of our commitment to nurturing, developing and growing our people. We’ve experienced growth in a number of key areas for us in 2019 and look forward to what 2020 and beyond holds for our people.”
Across 2019, Findex announced 57 new partners and invested strongly in its regional expansion, positioning it as regional powerhouse in the advisory space through its 110-office network.
Betts starts in post from November 6, 2019.
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