Thank you, Matt

Today we announce that Wealth Market CEO Matt Lawler will leave the Group and take up a new position in transforming the advice team at AMP.

Matt has made a significant contribution to Wealth Market since he joined the business over three and half years ago. He has helped create a culture that we are all proud of and has ensured that all members of our team - both in corporate and the advisor businesses - share genuine care for clients and provide quality advice. 

In addition, Matt has been a key part of the working group that helped Loan Market create and implement The Loan Market Way, our solution to the new Best Interests Duty in 2020, which was labelled ‘industry leading’ by auditors PwC earlier this year.  

AMP is an iconic brand in financial planning however have faced a number of challenges in recent times and is in need of strong leadership at the executive level. Of course we are disappointed to lose him, but I would like to thank Matt for everything he has done for our business and our people, and I trust you will join me in wishing him all the best in his new role.

Whilst we are making this announcement today, Matt will remain in the group for the next few months whilst we find a new leader of our business. 

The dedicated Wealth Market team of Jasmin Loke, Rudy Haddad, Natasha Menon, Jasia Fabig and Greg Miller will continue to support our advisers and will work closely with Matt and I to help find our new Wealth Market leader.

Wealth Market has grown with a number of high-quality advisers over the last 12 months, and we will look at this opportunity to map out the next phase. The new leader will be tasked with growing the advisor network whilst also working to expand the opportunity that exists across our group in mortgage broking and real estate.

Sam White