Media release 12 October 2021 Fidelity Life is transforming its support for advisers with the creation of a new team delivering solutions across the areas of advice (including advice-tech) and professional development, as well as an expa...
Media release AUCKLAND, 7 August 2020 – The Board of New Zealand’s largest locally-owned life insurer, Fidelity Life, has appointed financial services specialist Mel Hewitson as an independent Director.
“Mel has a strong background in financial services, risk management and regulation – all very relevant areas for Fidelity Life as we navigate significant industry change and progress with our transformation strategy,” says Fidelity Life Chair Brian Blake.
Mel brings a wealth of governance and executive experience to Fidelity Life.
Her current governance roles include Simplicity (member, Audit & Risk Committee), Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia (Chair, Audit, Risk & Finance Committee) and Foundation North, formerly ASB Community Trust (Deputy Chair and Chair, Investment Committee).
Prior to her governance career Mel held senior executive roles with Trustees Executors, the Financial Markets Authority and ANZ Bank.
Mel’s appointment to Fidelity Life’s Board comes shortly after that of banking and infrastructure specialist Nicola Greer in May, following the retirements of independent directors Carole Durbin and Anne Blackburn over the past 18 months.
Media release 11 October 2021 Fidelity Life’s core business continued to perform well in the 2021 financial year as it boosted transformation spend and remained resilient against the economic impacts of COVID-19. Underlying profit for th...
Media release 15 September 2021 A series of online licensing support workshops being jointly hosted by Fidelity Life and the Financial Markets Authority has attracted almost 200 adviser registrations. The workshops are designed to provid...