Adrian Hondros appointed to Count Financial Board

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Count Financial has announced that Adrian Hondros has been appointed as its newest Director. Mr Hondros brings 35 years of corporate experience to the role, along with a proven track record of leadership in the financial services sector.

Most recently, Mr Hondros was Chief Executive Officer at Porter Davis Homes, an award-winning Melbourne-based construction company. Prior to that, he was Executive General Manager at Commonwealth Bank’s Private Bank division, where he chaired the Investment Committee and the Commonwealth Private Ltd Board. He has also held senior leadership roles in the financial planning divisions at NAB, MLC and IOOF.

As part of his appointment to the Board, Mr Hondros will serve as Chair of the Count Financial Investment Committee and also as a Member of the Count Financial Audit and Risk Committee.

CountPlus CEO, Hugh Humphrey, said that Adrian Hondros’ appointment was a fantastic addition to the Count Financial Board.

“Adrian’s resume clearly speaks for itself and I’m delighted that he has joined our Board of Directors. His experience in financial services and history of delivering strategic leadership will be vital in continuing our success and supporting our national community of Member firms.”

Mr Hondros’ appointment takes effect from Monday 1 August 2022.

Retirement of Bruce Foy from Count Financial Board

Mr Hondros’ appointment coincides with the retirement of Bruce Foy from the Count Financial Board, after nearly three years’ service as a Director. Prior to that, he also served as a Director for Total Financial Solutions, a CountPlus-owned licensee.

Count Financial Board Chair, Mark Rantall, paid tribute to the important role Mr Foy played in the transformation of Count Financial since the change of ownership in 2019.

“The need for leadership during a period of transition can’t be underestimated. Bruce brought wisdom, experience and tremendous insight to our business when we needed it the most. He also brought maturity to our investment philosophy and as a result, our advisers now have access to a wider range of products and services to support their clients’ best interests. We are grateful for Bruce’s contribution and wish him all the best for the future.”

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