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Major expansion for Touchstone in APAC region

Touchstone has significantly expanded its Asia Pacific team following continued business development success around its Microsoft Dynamics NAV based NavOne client and trust administration and accounting solution.

Four new experts have joined Touchstone after new client wins and to support the emerging opportunities especially in Singapore and Hong Kong. The Public Trust In New Zealand is one of Touchstone’s newest APAC clients, which has recently completed a major implementation of NavOne, transforming a disparate system architecture to support tomorrow’s business objectives and future proofing the business in an increasingly competitive new world digital economy.

Michael Kerr has joined as Head of Sales and brings a wealth of sales and marketing knowledge and experience from across the financial services and “fintech” industries including roles at American Express, ANZ Bank, First Data and NCR.

New Zealand based Business Consultant Yvonne Faulkner has over twenty years’ experience in Public Trust and Funds Management organisations where she played a leading role in ensuring major projects were correctly scoped, designed and implemented according to agreed milestones. Yvonne has an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements impacting the financial and estate planning industries.

Business Consultant Danni Wang has over nine years’ experience working in diverse and complex financial systems. Her strengths include client onboarding, business process reengineering and regulation.

Senior Microsoft Dynamics NAV Consultant, Shankar Radha brings over eleven years’ experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and infrastructure technical knowledge to the team.

Greg Coppell, General Manager Touchstone APAC, said it is an exciting time in the APAC region with significant opportunities opening up in a number of jurisdictions.

‘The NavOne narrative resonates with prospects and clients. The strength of our business is reflected in the professionalism and integrity of our team and their unwavering commitment to delivering beyond client expectations,’ he added.

‘Increasingly, our clients are under a growing pressure to meet global compliance standards, and at Touchstone we have the systems and expertise to help solve their problems and make a real difference.’

Peter Le Brocq, Touchstone Managing Director, said the APAC team expansion is part of an overall growth plan for the organisation as demand for NavOne and the company’s expertise increases globally.

‘I am delighted to welcome Michael, Yvonne, Danni and Shankar as great additions to the Touchstone team,’ he added.

‘They are all highly skilled and experienced in their respective fields and we are looking forward to working closely with our clients to help them become more efficient and effective all over the world.’

Australia • Bahamas • Bermuda • Cayman • Cyprus • Gibraltar • Guernsey • Hong Kong • Ireland • Isle of Man • Japan • Jersey • Liechtenstein • Luxembourg • Malaysia • Malta • Mauritius • Monaco • Netherlands • New Zealand • Papua New Guinea • Singapore • South Africa • Switzerland • United Kingdom