DeVere Group, an independent financial advisory organisations, has today announced the appointment of Greg Stockton as Manager of its Africa operations.
Mr Stockton takes over from Craig Featherby who stepped down from the role after 10 years on 30th April due to health issues.
Having started with deVere as a Business Coordinator in 2003, Mr Stockton's career trajectory has seen him progress to Consultant, Senior Financial Consultant, Area Manager and Senior Area Manager. He has been based in various deVereGroup offices including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai and Qatar.
Now, as deVereAfrica's Manager, he will be responsible for 11 offices and lead a team of more than 250 people across the continent. Mr Stockton, who starts his new position with immediate effect, will report directly to deVereGroup's founder and chief executive, Nigel Green.
Mr Green comments, "We're delighted to confirmGregas deVere's new Manager ofAfrica. This appointment is particularly exciting and rewarding as he moves into this role having steadily and diligently advanced his career through the company's promotion structure from starting as a Business Coordinator a little over 10 years ago.
"Gregrepresents how, as a company, we're committed to fast-tracking the careers of talented, successful, motivated individuals from within the organisation, wherever possible." He continues: "Gregbrings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new position, not to mention honed leadership qualities and an in-depth understanding of the industry and deVere's business and clients. I have every confidence that he will bring a fresh perspective to the region, building on an already impressive track record, and ensure we're continuing to offer a world-class service to clients whilst continuing to grow in an increasingly competitive environment."
Of his appointment, Greg Stockton says, "Being given the opportunity to lead deVere's operations inAfricais an incredibly exciting challenge. I look forward to working alongsideAfrica's outstanding team and realising our vision to build upon an already successful region to allow us to offer our market-leading products and services to clients in every corner of the continent."
He adds, "deVere is looking to expand into new territories as part of a longer-term strategic growth plan, however at this initial stage ensuring the current network of offices are as efficient as possible is key."
Mr Stockton, who has a wife and a young daughter, will be based in deVere's office in Cape Town.