Lifespan expands adviser support with key hires

by | Feb 9, 2021 | IN THE MEDIA

Lifespan Financial Planning, one of Australia’s largest privately owned financial advice networks, has boosted support for its rapidly growing cohort of financial advisers with the appointment of two National Practice Development Managers.

Kevin Mayne joins Lifespan after more than five years as a regional manager at Elders Financial Planning, where he oversaw the firm’s advisers based in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Industry veteran Lisa Ng joins Lifespan from Xplore Wealth, where she served as State Distribution Manager for the firm’s Managed Discretionary Accounts service over the past two years.

The new additions increase the size of Lifespan’s practice development team to five and ensures it can continue to provide award-winning support to Lifespan’s network of over 270 authorised representatives.

Lifespan CEO Eugene Ardino said Lisa and Kevin would also be invaluable in supporting the continued growth of the group, which attracted 95 new authorised representatives over the past year, despite a challenging backdrop.

“With decades of experience between them across business development, distribution, sales and practice management, Kevin and Lisa will be valuable sources of knowledge and trustworthy sounding boards for our network of authorised representatives as they seek to grow and adapt their practices in the changing economic and regulatory environment,” Mr Ardino said.

Kevin Mayne said he was attracted to work for Lifespan because of its reputation as a licensee that cares about its clients and advisers. “Lifespan is one of Australia’s largest privately owned financial advice networks and yet it treats everyone in its team like a member of the family,” he said.

Lisa Ng said she was pleased to be part of a rapidly growing and innovative licensee that constantly looked for ways to make the lives of its advisers easier, so that they can focus on what they do best, advising their clients. “The ongoing expansion of Lifespan’s managed discretionary account offering is a great example of this,” she said.