Findex appoints HR executive

Kath Nell
Findex Group Limited - Chief People Officer
Date: 16 August 2022
Position: Chief People Officer
By Elizabeth Fry

Findex Group has appointed Kath Nell as chief people officer .

Nell will lead the financial advisory and accounting services provider's HR function that encompasses culture transformation, people solutions, diversity and inclusion, employee progression and retention.

The group said Nell joins at a challenging time for the employment industry, where severe talent shortages can be seen especially within financial services where the big four accounting firms have recently reported over 4,000 job vacancies.

Nell joins from icare where she spent a year running human resources.

Before that, she was executive general manager of human resources at NBN Co, where she led the company's culture, leadership and diversity program.

This work resulted in a major turnaround in workforce engagement and performance.

Nell spent six years as a consultant and a further six years at the Campbell Soup Company.

Earlier, she worked at Goodman Fielder, Fairfax and Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals.

Findex chief executive Spiro Paule said Nell's skills and background matched Findex's strategy of attracting and retaining talented people.

"It is currently a dynamic job market globally, and as Australian employers, we need to reframe how we engage with our existing talent and standout to the next generation," added Nell.

"The Findex leadership team is very much cognisant of this, and I am excited to hit the ground running with this talented team.

"I pride myself in providing pragmatic solutions at all levels - the enterprise, executive leadership team, functional, and individual levels - catalysing organisational changes that ultimately make a difference in the long run," said Nell.

The group has 2,700 staff employees to service a client base of over 250,000 clients and over $17 billion of funds under advice.

Findex recently added over 50 new partners and associate partners in Australia and New Zealand as it seeks to provide a more united support system across the markets.