Local dealer group AZ Next Generation Advisory has recruited business transformation specialist Shannon Wood, to run business improvement.
Wood has headed up practice managers at several boutique financial planning businesses such as Fruition Wealth, Bright Wealth, Lambert Group Future planning and Alpha Consulting Group.
In the newly created role at AZ NGA, her responsibilities include designing and implementing business improvement programs, M&A integration, and identifying and embedding best practice systems, processes and technology across the AZ NGA network of accounting and financial advisory firms.
She reports to AZ NGA chief operating officer Graham McGeagh.
"As AZ NGA grows, we will steadily bolster our core team to continue supporting our business partners while remaining agile," McGeagh said.
"A key priority for AZ NGA over the next two to three years is to help our businesses develop and execute a future firm strategy, so it's a great time to get Shannon on board, given her experience in operations, business transformation and change management."
Wood said she was attracted to the diverse mix of high-quality businesses owned by AZ NGA.
"In my previous roles, I worked inside one business at a time but at AZ NGA, I have the opportunity to work with multiple businesses to effect change," she said.
"People don't tend to like change, but change is positive and should be embraced."
"Part of my role is to help business owners and leaders adopt and integrate technology solutions, develop and maintain a high-performance culture, and ensure staff are engaged and come on the journey."