ANZ re-appoints Penny Burgess as broker boss

Penny Burgess is to return to an adviser-facing role at ANZ New Zealand as part of changes at the nation's biggest lender.

ANZ has confirmed Burgess' appointment as general manager, specialist distribution and insurance.

Under the new title, Burgess will look after the mortgage adviser and mobile mortgage manager channels at ANZ.

The bank said Burgess would also lead ANZ's insurance partnerships.

Burgess has been with ANZ for almost 20 years, holding a variety of senior level roles.

She has been involved with a number of industry task forces such as the NZ Bankers' Association where she chaired the compliance committee and was involved with the initial Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act changes.

She is a keen property investor with a number of properties in Auckland, Wellington and Thames.

According to her LinkedIn page, Burgess has previously been head of specialist distribution, a regional manager, and programme manager. 

Burgess was also head of the lending services centre at ANZ National Bank, and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Victoria University of Wellington, and a GAICD from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

News of Burgess' appointment was well received in the adviser industry. One experienced broker said the news was "great for advisers" who deal with ANZ.

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