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Bluestone Expands New Zealand Sales Team

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Bluestone is pleased to welcome new Business Development Manager (BDM) Luke Roberts to its ever-expanding sales team, which offers face-to-face adviser support across all areas of New Zealand.

With more than eight years in retail banking under his belt, Luke brings a wealth of knowledge into his role. Most recently, Luke has spent three years at Kiwibank as a Mobile Mortgage Manager. Having personally helped thousands of borrowers into their homes, Luke knows first-hand what it takes to provide stand-out customer service in the mortgage industry.

Bluestone’s recently appointed Head of Sales NZ, Sue Griffiths, said of the appointment; “With Luke joining us, our BDM team gains added capacity to provide high-value, face to face support advisers have come to expect from us.”

Between Bluestone’s five BDMs, advisers in every region of New Zealand can now benefit from unparalleled business support and access to many decades of industry experience to draw on.

The team comes from diverse roles within business and personal banking, and can assist brokers with all enquiries surrounding Bluestone products and applications, as well as provide broader advisory services around areas such as business planning, lead generation, marketing and building referral networks.

Luke will be looking after advisers in South East Auckland and the Central North Island, including Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Rotorua. Alongside Donna Tames and Maree Maxwell, Luke is the third Bluestone BDM to service the greater Auckland area. The team is completed by Mark Beams, and Mike Kinley, who assist advisers across the lower North Island and the South Island respectively.

Griffiths said, “We want every adviser in New Zealand to have ready access to face-to-face support, so they can continue to grow their business and find flexible solutions from prime to specialist for their kiwi customers.”