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SHARE New CEO Announced

The Board of SHARE has announced that Tony Dench has been appointed as CEO and will take over from outgoing CEO, Scott Black, who is retiring in April. SHARE is a nationwide co-operative of 78 Financial Advisers providing advice on insurance, investment and mortgages.

“I am delighted to welcome Tony to lead our team at SHARE”, Richard Thomas, Chair of SHARE says. “I’m optimistic about this appointment and have a high level of confidence that Tony is the right person to take SHARE through it’s next stage of development.”

Tony has more than 25 years of commercial experience in finance and accounting with 13 years of those in New Zealand with BNZ. He has held a number of leadership and governance roles during this time. Most recently, he was Senior Partner with BNZ Partners leading the Commercial Banking team across North Harbour and West Auckland. He has both a legal and accounting background and is also the Chair of the Takapuna Beach Business Association.

“I’m excited to be joining SHARE at a time of change and opportunity in the financial services industry,” says Tony. “As the business celebrates its 10th anniversary, it is well positioned to build on its success and to continue to deliver great solutions to our customers through our advisors and partners.”

SHARE Advisers and suppliers will have the opportunity to welcome Tony, and farewell Scott, at the annual conference in Queenstown in mid April.


SHARE is a network of financial advisers located throughout New Zealand. SHARE advisers share a common brand, systems and processes and market a range of insurance, investments and mortgages to individuals and businesses.

SHARE is unique amongst the adviser networks in New Zealand in that it is owned equally by its adviser shareholders, managed by a CEO and governed by an elected Board of advisers. Their combined focus is to provide a client-centric network of professional advisers offering relevant and compliant financial advice to New Zealanders.

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