WELCOME TO THE NATIONWISE GROUP


Nationwise is a dynamic enterprise that delivers a single-point super-supermarket of financial services for Australia and New Zealand retail and wholesale markets.

WHOLESALE

Aggregation | Acquisitions | Distribution | Lending

Symbiotic

Relationship

RETAIL

Broking – Asset Finance |
Mortgage | Insurance

ORGANIC & ACQUISITION BASED GROWTH

WHOLESALE

Aggregation | Acquisitions | Distribution | Lending

RETAIL

Broking – Asset Finance | Mortgage | Insurance

Symbiotic Relationship

ORGANIC & ACQUISITION BASED GROWTH

OUR VISION

Nationwise is a powerful enterprise that delivers a single-point super-supermarket of financial services for the Australian retail and wholesale market.

We are powered by finance professionals, and founded on experience, knowledge, strong network relationships, integrity, compliance and systems.

Together we create a substantial and diversified financial services business with accretive acquisitions and a well funded organic growth strategy.

STRENGTH  |  DIVERSITY  |  RESILIENCE

STRENGTH  |  DIVERSITY  |  RESILIENCE

OUR VALUES

Symbiotic

“We believe in the power of collaboration, working symbiotically with our partners, brokers and customers to achieve shared goals. When you join our tribe, you become part of our vibrant community.”

With our collective intelligence, specialisations and successes, together we can grow.

Efficacious

“We are bold and constantly push for innovation despite the difficulties faced, and continuously challenge the status quo to drive change. We redefine change, elevating the benchmarks of quality and service outcomes.”

We can do, will do, find a way, make it happen.

Diversity

“We foster a sense of belonging that makes everyone feel like they are part of the team. That means offering a complete range of offerings and services that can assist in fulfilling the wants and needs of customers and business owners”

We are dedicated to creating an environment where every team member thrives, contributes, and grows together.

Boardroom meeting

Trust

“We believe in fostering trust through transparency. We uphold honesty and integrity as our guiding principles. Our partnerships with brokers, partners, and stakeholders are built on ethical interactions, honesty, and openness.”

We value your time and do what we say we will do.

Resilience

“We thrive by empowering our people to lead with resilience, fostering growth and unity in every challenge we overcome.”

We exceed our collective goals to set new standards of excellence within our industry.

OUR PROPOSITION

Nationwise brings together the very best symbiotic culture of efficacious, entrepreneurial minded people to create a diversified and resilient team culture, and an environment in financial services where people can buy products and services from trusted specialised experts.

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OUR BUSINESS UNITS

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  • Retail Brand​
  • Finwise Finance – Cars, Bikes, Boats, Caravans, Personal Loans
  • Business & Commercial Loans
  • Finwise Home Loans
  • Investwise – Retail wealth creation & investment products
  • General Insurance Broker
  • Business Insurance
  • Personal Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
National PROTECT
  • AFS License​
  • Insurance Aggregation – Under distribution management & 3rd party admin structures​
  • A holding company for value accretive acquisitions of existing retail operations
  • Potential for distribution growth
  • A B2B finance aggregation business
  • Providing access to a panel of lenders
  • Integrated CRM system
  • Credit Provider License​
  • Premium Funding​
  • Fee Funding​
  • Rental Finance​
  • Provision of select Loan Products

OUR DIFFERENCE

A symbiotic team culture which is indelibly embedded in our DNA.

NATIONWISE GROUP BOARDS

Powered by finance professionals, founded on experience, knowledge, strong network relationships, integrity, compliance and systems.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Rick Hopkins

Rick Hopkins

Non-Executive Director & Chairman

 

Rick is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience advising on corporate, taxation and accounting matters. Rick has substantial director experience in public and private entities, including a previous appointment as a director within the Presidian Group where he advised on the sale of National Finance Choice to MMS in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Our Board

Symbiotic | Strong | Transparent

Jon Moodie

Jon Moodie

Non-Executive Director

 

Jon has over 30 years’ experience building Australian and New Zealand businesses. He spent over 13 years at Macquarie Leasing, leading various sales channels and then as Managing Director for 5 years. Prior, Jon established and grew Mercedes Benz Finance NZ.

David Hannah

David Hannah

Non-Executive Director

 

David has almost 40 years’ of commercial and international experience in automotive finance, asset finance aggregation, consumer and business finance and banking and automotive distribution. He has held senior management positions at McMillan Shakespeare, ANZ, Esanda and BMW and has worked in the UK, Oman and Australia.

Our Board

Symbiotic | Strong | Transparent

Antony Gallagher

Antony Gallagher

Non-Executive Director

 

Antony has worked within the Insurance Industry for over 25 years. Antony holds the position of Chairman of the Equity Brokers Network at AustBroker, one of Australasia’s largest networks of professional insurance and service advisers.

 EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS & OFFICE HOLDERS

Graham Crouch

Founder & Managing Director

 

Graham has over 35 years experience in financial services, building a major financial services business across Australia culminating in the Presidian Group; 175 FTE’s, combined network of over 2,500 dealers, 80+ brokers and 14 retail branches.

Gus Kininmont

Chief Executive Officer

 

Gus Kininmont has a career spanning 40 years and extensive experience in banking, finance, accounting, sales management, and treasury operations. He has held senior executive roles in ANZ Bank and Australia’s largest automotive retailer, AHG. Gus’s last two roles were Executive General Manager of Treasury & Finance for AHG and CFO at IDOM, a large multi-franchised dealership group.

Ben Sharp

Benjamin Sharp

Director New Zealand

 

Ben is an experienced broker and business owner who cultivated an extensive network of contacts, financial services knowledge, and relationships with lenders. Ben founded Rostron Finance in September 2015, establishing Rostron Mortgages in January 2018. Ben is spearheading Viking Aggregation New Zealand.

Jason Bridgett

Jason Bridgett

Compliance Director

 

Jason brings over 35 years in experience is financial services. He commenced working in the aggregation space in 2005. Jason has an intimate understanding of the NCCP Act, and monitoring and supervising representatives, their training and coaching, as well as managing risk in both the aggregator and broker space.

Integrity & Honesty

We are Self Efficacious

Our Board embraces our can-do attitude and encourages innovative solutions from all Nationwise team members.

Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan

Group Company Secretary

 

Rob Ryan is the Chief Operating Officer and Group Company Secretary of the Nationwise Group. His previous roles include General Manager Group Strategy and Growth for the Lending Association, and Head of Northern Region for the aggregator FAST. Rob has been in the broker channel for 29 years, in various iterations and roles including State Manager WA and National Manager for NAB Broker.

KEY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL

Simon Gwynne

Simon Gwynne

General Manager Viking Asset Finance

 

Simon has over 25 years of experience in financial services, management, leadership, business development, consumer and commercial lending in aggregation, broking, banking and marketing. Before joining the Nationwise Group, Simon was Head of Aggregation at McMillan Shakespeare and held various management roles across banking and financial services.

Cath Ryan

Cath Ryan

General Manager Viking Commercial

 

With over three decades of experience in finance, Cath has led lending businesses, overseen corporate lending, and worked as a specialised finance broker. She is dedicated to empowering others in the field through education and mentorship, driven by her passion for making a positive impact in the industry.

James Angus

James Angus

Chief Revenue Officer & General Manager Viking Residential

 

James is a seasoned financial services executive with over two decades of experience leading lending businesses and shaping strategic go-to-market approaches. His notable career includes a pivotal role at Macquarie Bank, where he co-headed Personal Banking Intermediaries.  

Terri Lightbown

General Manager Operations

 

Terri has over 15 years of experience managing multi-brand organisations across automotive and tech on an operational and strategic level, with a strong background in business administration, change management, business development and innovation.

Our Managers

 Efficacious | Entrepreneurial
& Trusted

Wade Collins

Wade Collins

General Manager Viking Sales

 

Wade is a trusted and respected leader with over 15 years of experience in financial services. With a proven track record in asset finance, sales, and management, Wade is passionate about helping brokers build scalable and efficient businesses. Wade oversees the Southern Region including, VIC, TAS, SA, and WA.

NATIONWISE NEWS

James Angus

New Appointment – Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager – Viking Residential

The Nationwise Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Angus as Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager – Viking Residential, a newly established position within the organisation. In this role, James will spearhead the execution of Nationwise’s long-term growth strategy, focusing on identifying new market opportunities within third-party distribution channels.

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View the full announcement: Nationwise Announcement – Appointment James Angus

Simon Gwynne

Viking Aggregation Official Launch – Sydney 12th March 2024

The Nationwise Group officially launched its new Asset Finance Aggregation Business at its new Sydney Headquarters in Macquarie Park on Tuesday, March 12th. This was a fantastic celebration of the hard work and dedication of the Nationwise and Viking teams to achieve such a milestone. Joined by valued sponsors and business partners, who heard from Nationwise Founder & Director Graham Crouch, CEO Gus Kininmont, Viking General Manager Simon Gwynne, and Viking GM of Sales Wade Collins.

Learn more about Viking Aggregation here

Simon Gwynne

New Appointment – General Manager Aggregation

The Nationwise Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Gwynne to the role of General Manager Aggregation for our newly established Viking Aggregation Business. Simon will be responsible for launching the new aggregation platform and national growth initiatives. Simon brings over 25 years of experience in financial services, management, leadership, business development, and consumer and commercial lending in Aggregation, Broking, Banking and Marketing.

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View the full announcement: Nationwise Announcement – Appointment Simon Gwynne