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News - December 5th, 2017

Infocus announces the departure of Managing Director & CEO

by Infocus

The Board of Directors of Infocus Wealth Management announce the departure of Managing Director and CEO Rod Bristow, effective immediately.

Roy McKelvie, Chairman of the Board of Directors said “The Board would like to thank Rod for his contribution to the business over the last 6 years.  During his tenure the company has expanded organically and through acquisition, growing on our national network of financial advisory practices providing financial advice solutions to clients all around Australia.  This has been a period of substantial change in the financial services industry and Rod has ensured that the company is well placed to capitalise on the opportunities these changes will represent. He leaves with our best wishes for the future”.

Rod Bristow commented “I am proud of my time as CEO at Infocus. During my time the company grown to become a stronger national organisation delivering wealth management solutions to Australians from all walks of life.  I will be taking some time out personally between now and the New Year, I wish the company well on its next stage of growth.”

The Chairman of Infocus Wealth Management Limited (Infocus) Roy McKelvie also announced that following the departure of Rod Bristow from the company that Infocus’ Founder and Executive Director, Darren Steinhardt, will step back into the Managing Director role.

Darren said he was very excited to be back leading the company he founded with his wife Stephanie in 1994.

“I’m looking forward to being back at the helm of this wonderful company and leading our team of great and capable people.  Infocus is seen as an industry leader in terms of compliance, use of technology, breadth of service and efficiency in the delivery of financial advice solutions for clients, we are well placed for growth and this is a path that we will now pursue.”

While these past few years have seen substantial change in the financial services industry, as a result of last week’s announcement of the Banking Royal Commission we anticipate change to continue.  While change can throw up challenges it also presents opportunities and Infocus is very well placed to capitalise on the opportunities that these changes present.”

“We will focus on growth of our business via growth in each of our aligned financial advice practices, growth in our company owned financial advice practices, and growth in each of our supporting companies.”

“Infocus is positioned well and I’m looking forward to this next phase of the evolution of our company.”

 

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For further information please contact
Roy McKelvie, Chairman, Infocus Wealth Management Limited, Phone: 0405 067 815
Darren Steinhardt, Managing Director, Infocus Wealth Management Limited, Phone: 0418 434 311

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