Former Pepper Money executive to join AZ NGA Leadership team

By Natalie Dolan

Professional services company, AZ Next Generation Advisory (AZ NGA) has appointed former Pepper Money executive Dan Heckendorf as Chief Financial Officer, as the group prepares for the next phase of growth.

Heckendorf, who originally joined AZ NGA in October as Interim CFO, is a proven strategic finance leader, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, business planning and execution.

He will report to AZ NGA Chief Executive Officer, Paul Barrett.

Mr Barrett said Heckendorf was the ideal person to lead AZ NGA’s finance team and partner with the Board and management to execute the group’s strategic vision to build a leading professional services business.

“AZ NGA is a dynamic business and we need to ensure we have the right people, structure and processes in place to manage our growth,” he said.

“Dan will play a key role in driving process efficiencies, supporting M&A transactions and establishing a formal investment framework, in addition to more traditional CFO duties like business planning, forecasting and management of finance and compliance activities.”

Prior to Pepper Money, Heckendorf was Senior Commercial Finance Manager at Westpac Banking Corporation and also held senior roles at Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Mr Heckendorf said his role encompassed four key areas: financial and regulatory reporting; strategy and M&A; business planning and forecasting; and governance.

“I’ve spent the last three months working with Paul Barrett and his leadership team and I look forward to continuing to work together to build a great professional services business,” Mr Heckendorf.

“This role utilises all of my skills and expertise, and leaves nothing on the table. It is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, fast-growing company and work with some of the best accounting and financial advisory businesses in the country.”

For more information, please contact:

Leng Ohlsson

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