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Wisr Chair John Nantes to retire


ASX-listed fintech Wisr have introduced that the corporate’s Chair, John Nantes, has signalled his intention to not search re-election on the firm’s AGM to be held in November 2023, and that he’ll retire from the Board, with impact from the closing of the AGM.

John Nantes will return from his go away of absence on 21 October 2023, and resume regular Board duties till his retirement.

Nantes’ choice to retire has been pushed by a want to make sure that the corporate and its enterprise shouldn’t be negatively impacted by perceptions associated to Nantes’ familial relationship with Wisr’s former CEO, whose employment with the corporate was terminated in August 2023.

Matthew Brown, interim Chair of Wisr stated, “The Wisr Board notes with gratitude that John has taken this step in the very best pursuits of the Firm and its shareholders. We commend him for conducting himself in an exemplary method and observing finest governance follow in recusing himself from deliberations referring to the termination of the previous CEO’s employment, and now for additional demonstrating his dedication to good governance and the very best pursuits of shareholders, by stepping all the way down to keep away from any potential market unease relating to his household affiliation with the previous CEO.

“John joined the Wisr Board as a non-executive director in June 2016 and was appointed Govt Chair in August 2016. Following a concerted train to construct the bench energy of the Firm’s govt, he moved into the position of non-executive Chair in September 2021. Throughout John’s 7-year tenure, Wisr has develop into a pacesetter within the non-bank client market, with a number of trade awards for innovation and efficiency achieved. Over that point, Wisr’s working income has grown from $1m to $92m and its mortgage e book has grown from $8m to $931m. By difficult intervals resembling COVID and the speedy rate of interest rises of latest occasions, John has ensured the Board and govt work intently as a workforce to ship these sturdy outcomes.

“The complete Board acknowledges and appreciates the numerous contribution John has made in driving the expansion of the Firm from its infancy, and specifically his efforts in main a technique in the direction of profitability and enhancing variety and governance initiatives inside the Board and all through the Firm. John stays a dedicated shareholder and a good friend of his fellow administrators.”

John Nantes stated, “I can retire realizing that Wisr is in nice arms, with sturdy management in place for the subsequent stage of progress. I sit up for following the Firm’s additional progress, as a shareholder. I want to thank Wisr’s loyal workers, fellow Board members, shareholders and funders for being on the expansion journey with the Firm throughout my tenure.”

Following Nantes’ retirement, interim Chair Matthew Brown will assume the position of Chair on a everlasting foundation.



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