Media Release: Lifetime Welcomes New Appointment To Board

16 November by Lifetime in Media Release, News

Media Release: Lifetime Welcomes New Appointment To Board

Lifetime Group Limited has welcomed Kate Vennell as a Director to the Lifetime board.

Ms Vennell has extensive knowledge in financial services having held senior executive roles with Legal & General Group plc, the UK’s largest provider of individual life insurance and retirement funding products. More recently, Ms Vennell has provided consultancy to a range of financial services clients including life insurance, retail fund distributors and a nationwide advisory firm.

Lifetime Chairperson David Whyte said the board were extremely pleased to confirm Kate’s appointment as a Non-Executive Director after an extensive search.

"We are very fortunate to have secured the services of such a talented and experienced individual. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse perspectives from the European markets and adds strength in-depth to the Lifetime board of directors." Mr Whyte said.

Ms Vennell said she was impressed with Lifetime’s clear vision and Advice For Life model, positioning it for the new regime in 2021.

“I am delighted to be able to support Lifetime to build on this strong platform and to offer more Kiwis a high quality service - at a time when it is needed more than ever." Ms Vennell said.

Peter Cave, Managing Director at Lifetime, was conscious of the opportunities for growth available and enhancing specific skill sets in the role to help guide Lifetime, commenting,  

“At a time when the New Zealand financial services industry is going through transformational change, we are pleased to appoint someone of the calibre of Kate to the board, who has lived and worked through similar experiences in previous executive and consulting roles in the UK.”

Ms Vennell brings with her key skills in business strategy, customer value proposition, and digital transformation. She also holds two current charity board appointments and has served previously across several arts and local community sector boards.

“On behalf of the board - and I'm sure all other Lifetime stakeholders - we extend a warm welcome to Kate and look forward to adding to Lifetime's progress.” said Mr Whyte.

 

Contact

Peter Cave, Lifetime Managing Director, peter.cave@lifetime.co.nz, 027 436 8675.

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Lifetime employs over 140 people in 16 locations throughout New Zealand. As a market leader in financial advice, Lifetime is proud to have advised over 100,000 clients. The Lifetime team are highly experienced in a broad range of financial disciplines, including specialists in lending, insurance, and investments, for individuals, families, and businesses. Lifetime’s purpose is to help clients create greater financial certainty through all life stages.

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