Established in 2000 Chatswood Consulting Limited has specialist expertise in the financial services management, marketing, distribution and training fields. People we use access who regularly work with Chatswood include:
Russell Hutchinson, MBA, GDipMktg
Russell founded Chatswood Consulting Limited. Russell is experienced at senior and executive management level with major financial services firms, and managing director and non-executive director level with distribution firms in New Zealand. Russell has broad expertise as a director and experience with financial services marketing, strategy, product design and compliance regimes and their requirements for management and directors of advice businesses. Russell is the driving force behind the Chatswood Consulting enterprise. Russell also co-founded Quality Product Research Limited, the company that runs Quotemonster.
Kelly Pulham, BSR, NCFS Level 5 in financial advice
Since joining the firm in 2009, Kelly has outgrown her role as administration manager and now undertakes a business development role for both Quotemonster and Chatswood Consulting. Her attention to detail makes her a real asset in getting the details of engagements right and helping us manage the growing portfolio of strategy, product, data, and news clients that work with us.
Frances Hutchinson, BEng
Known as Fran to the Chatswood team. Fran is our database and visual basic expert, having been responsible for the development and support of the databases that contain our pricing data, news database, and product information resources, Frances provides data analysis skills and supervises the data capture and management work for larger quantitative research projects - such as robust whole of book pricing analysis.
Jerusalem Hibru, MMktg, BCom
Jerusalem is responsible for marketing services to advisers, including training, valuations, advice process guides, and digital advice strategy. Jerusalem is highly qualified in her field but new to the Chatswood team having joined us full time in March 2019, and since proven very valuable as the volume and scope of our adviser client base valuation and transaction services have grown in conjunction with Advicebridge Limited and BASE accounting.
Melissa joined the team in November 2020 as the new Administrator. From the general daily office duties to preparing and formatting reports, she helps with all the admin work to support the team and keep the office running smoothly as well as helping to tidy up and maintaining our databases.
Also working with us:
Rob Dowler, BA, BSC, Dip. Bus. Studies (Personal Financial Planning)
Rob is our compliance consultant. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry Rob has had involvement in many compliance and regulatory projects. Rob has worked on a number of contracts with Chatswood, including a collaboration with KPMG, arising from changes to financial adviser, financial markets and financial service provider regulation.
Shaun Dowler, BE, PhD
Shaun specialises in digital, data-centric product development. In addition to expertise in data analysis, advanced analytics, visualisation and data governance, Shaun brings experience from the world of technology start-ups in the development of products from conception, scoping and design to testing. Shaun has worked on a number of projects with Chatswood, including development of a consumer insurance advice platform, building tools for risk management and market statistics reporting.
Michael Larsen, BA
Michael is a talented copywriter, well-known freelance journalist, and author. He has published more than a dozen books.Most recently his history of the New Zealand Stock Exchange and New Zealand Steel have been well received. His excellent written communication experience has been employed in advertising, website developments, and investment statements in work for our clients.
Ed Foster, BA
Ed Foster has joined the Chatswood team as our new part-time data analyst consultant. Ed is highly skilled in statistics and analysis. He was awarded his Business Management degree from Kingston University as well as gaining other qualifications from Open University and University College London. Ed will be contributing to all aspects of the business with his data analysis work. His work on our adviser oversight tools, enabling more compliance to be managed using data, which we have been developing in conjunction with Steve Burgess of Compliance Refinery has been excellent.
Wanyi Yang, MIntFin, PhD
Wanyi Yang has a Master’s degree in International Finance and completed a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from Auckland University in 2018. While assisting with graduate teaching at Auckland University Wanyi also provides consulting services both domestically and internationally. Wanyi prepares our quarterly review of life and health sector financial results and industry indices.