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Meet the team

  The Board

The Members of Accordia Asset Management Limited’s Board bring diverse skills to the table.  All Directors have had wide experience of personally attending to clients. This provides the Board with a thorough understanding of client requirements, an essential focus needed in a private wealth management organisation.  The members’ time in the financial services industry has spanned periods where markets have demonstrated unparalleled volatility, both on the up and the down sides.  There have been many challenges along the way.  However, respect for the science of investing, tempered by the Board Members’ collective experience and their various skills ensure sound decision-making within robust frameworks

 

 

 

Andrew Verrall


Director

Mob no: 021 240 7046
email: andrew.verrall@accordia.co.nz

AFA (FSP # 13381 )
Dip.Bus.Studies (Fin.Plan.)
Andrew Web 1

I was raised in Christchurch and started my working life in a sales and marketing role with Kodak New Zealand Limited. In 1984 I commenced work in the financial services sector, firstly at an organisation that provided for comprehensive financial planning then to a business specialising in investment management.  I have been part of a team that carried out asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio building as well as looking after a diverse group of investor clients. In 2009 I became a founding Director and Shareholder of Accordia Asset Management and Accordia Services Limited. I carry out a range of management and governance roles for Accordia as well as looking after a group of clients in and around the South Island. I am married to Mary Lou and enjoy boating, biking, reading and travel.

 

 

Mark Wooster


Director
Accordia Asset Management Limited
Accordia Services Limited
 
 
Mark Web 1

I started in the financial services industry in 1986 as an Accountant. From there, I worked as a Client Adviser for a Bank then a major financial planning firm. My next position was General Manager of Investments and Operations for a larger firm before going on to hold the position of Chief Investment Officer for the Sovereign Group. In 2003, when ASB Group Investments was formed, I became Chief Investment Officer for the ASB Group with responsibility for $5.5 billion of funds under management.  As a member of the Executive Committee the team we headed  comprised more than 200 people and included administration businesses, the company’s operational platform and its investment management strategy and operations.
 
I was keen to establish my own business so formed Caliber Investment in June 2005.  Caliber has acted as a consultant for many organisations providing asset allocation, portfolio construction and on-going monitoring and review services. In 2009 I became a founding Director and Shareholder of Accordia Asset Management Limited and Accordia Services Limited. 
 
In my leisure time, I enjoy sailing, teaching sailing skills, kayaking, mountain-biking and reading. 
 
 

Selwyn Paynter


Director

Mob No: 021 220 6268
Email: selwyn.paynter@accordia.co.nz

AFA (FSP # 3441,
NZCB,
Dip.Bus.Studies (Fin.Plan.)
 
Selwyn Web 1

After a number of years in the timber, sawmilling and construction industries, I moved into the financial advisory sector joining a large corporate where I was a client adviser.  I joined with some of my current co-directors in 1993 as a Director/Shareholder in our private wealth management firm which was instrumental in the foundation of the current Accordia business.
I provide wealth management advice to a portion of the company’s client base within New Zealand and I have Board responsibilities of chairman, accounting and finance, business development, planning and operations.
 
I am married to Penelope and we have three adult children.  Outside work I enjoy maintaining our property, golf, following motorsport and boating holidays in the Marlborough Sounds.
 

Rodney Hartles


Senior Adviser

Mob no: 021 222 2052
Email: rodney.hartles@accordia.co.nz

AFA (FSP#41184)
Dip.Bus.Studies (Fin.Plan.)
Bachelor of Management Studies Degree(BMS)
 
Rodney Web 1

I am a Senior Adviser at Accordia and I am based in the Waikato. I started my working career as an Accountant and celebrated 20 years as a financial adviser in 2013.  I am highly motivated to see my clients do well and fully enjoy their lives at whatever stage they might be.
 
I am married to Kathryn and we have an adult daughter and adult twin boys.  I love golf, watching most sports and I particularly enjoy relaxing at Waihi Beach as often as I can.

 

Sian Ruth


Senior Adviser

Mob no: 021 288 4141
Email: sian.ruth@accordia.co.nz

AFA (FSP # 3461)
B.Com CA
Dip.Bus.Studies (Fin.Plan.)
 
Sian web 1

I am a Senior Adviser at Accordia with responsibility for company accounting, taxation and client advice.  My financial planning experience began in 2000 following an earlier career in accounting.  As a Chartered Accountant, I hold honorary auditor and treasurer roles for a number of voluntary organisations.

I am married to Terence and we have two teenage children, Jacquie and Chris.   In my spare time I enjoy fishing, cooking and taking the dog for walks.  At present, I also spend a lot of time being a “taxi mum”!