Wednesday 22 June 2016 by FIIG Research At FIIG

Former Wallaby appointed to grow Queensland business

We are pleased to announce the appointment of experienced financial services executive Mark Connors to lead the growth of the company in Queensland

Mr Connors has been appointed as State Manager of Queensland with responsibility for overseeing all existing client groups and driving new client acquisition in Queensland.

He joins FIIG from Wilson HTM Investment Group where he has been in a private wealth senior investment advisory role for almost 10 years, implementing and managing investment portfolios for high net worth clients across various asset classes. Prior to joining Wilson HTM he spent 12 years as a lawyer working for leading firms MurphySchmidt Solicitors and Ebsworth & Ebsworth Lawyers.

Mark, a former Wallaby, is currently a non executive director of Queensland Rugby Union and a former non executive director of the Australian Rugby Union.

As a professional rugby player he represented both the Wallabies and the Queensland Reds. He played 134 games for Queensland and gained 20 caps for the Wallabies including Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup wins. He was also a member of the 1999 World Cup winning Wallaby team.

FIIG Securities CEO Mark Paton said Mr Connors would be a strong addition to lead the Queensland team as the company continued to grow the FIIG business in Queensland.

“Mark has an impressive and diverse professional background including successful careers in finance, wealth management, directorships and the law. His success in professional rugby union as a player and in governance roles also reflects high levels of personal commitment and dedication as well as teamsmanship which are outstanding attributes,” he said.

“He has the experience, contacts and skills to look after our customers interests and ensure the Queensland business continues to grow.”

Mr Connors said he looked forward to joining the FIIG team in July.

“FIIG has been an amazing growth story over the last 10 years and has established itself as one of the country’s most respected financial services firms,” he said.

“We have a great opportunity to continue that growth as we push further into the professional services and high net worth sector.”