AZ NGA prepares for next phase of growth with senior leadership appointment

By Natalie Dolan

Professional services group, AZ NGA, has beefed up its Executive team with the appointment of Chesne Stafford in the newly created role of Executive General Manager.

Currently in the role of Chief Growth Officer at HUB24, Stafford will report to AZ NGA Chief Executive Officer, Paul Barrett when she commences with AZ NGA in July 2024.

Stafford’s appointment follows a period of remarkable growth for AZ NGA and strengthens the group’s ability to continue attracting high quality accounting and advisory firms, delivering exceptional services and executing its Super Firm strategy.

“Chesne is a strong leader with a proven record of driving growth and delivering value to clients. We are excited to have her on board at this important time for AZ NGA, as we seek to accelerate our growth, develop a customer strategy, and cement our position as Australia’s leading professional advisory business,” Barrett said.

“AZ NGA is maturing and changing shape. We are on an exciting journey, as we seize the enormous opportunity in front of us to fill the void left by the institutional exit from personal advice. We want to partner with accounting and advisory firms to deliver quality advice to more Australians.”

Stafford has over 25 years’ financial services experience, spanning superannuation, wealth management, life insurance and advice.

She joined HUB24 in 2022, after seven years at MetLife in various senior roles including Chief Distribution Officer and Chief Customer and Marketing Officer.

Prior to that, she spent over 10 years at OnePath and MLC in sales strategy and advice roles.

“Financial advice is life changing and this role enables me to make a greater difference in helping more people get access through the growth and prosperity of high-quality wealth firms,” Stafford said.

“I’m inspired by what has been achieved so far and the opportunity ahead of us to continue to shape the Australian Wealth industry.”


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