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Bell Partners confirms group GM appointment

by snichols10 minute read
Sana Christie

The financial services outfit has confirmed it has named its inaugural group general manager, appointing Sana Christie to the role.

Based in NSW, Victoria and Queensland, Bell Partners Finance (Bell Partners) is a financial advisory firm that provides assistance for residential, commercial and asset lending, as well as advice in insurance, accounting and tax advice. 

According to Bell Partners, Ms Christie arrives in the Sydney-based role of group general manager with over two decades of experience in management with companies across Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan. 

She commenced her time with the firm last week (3 June). 


Prior to joining the financial services company, Ms Christie was the senior manager – research for Medianet from 2019 to 2021, establishing the Australian-based team “from scratch”. 

This tenure with the public relations outlet came after a one-year stint with the New Zealand financial advice firm AdviceFirst, serving as the team leader, change manager, covering the Auckland region.

She also previously served in roles with the now AIA-acquired New Zealand financial advice firm Sovereign as its manager – customer retention & growth, as well as with CNBC Pakistan, working with the broadcaster as its head of coordination. 

Bell Partners has stated that Ms Christie will be receiving her master of business administration in August from the Australian Graduate School of Management. 

Speaking of Ms Christie’s appointment, Bell Partners managing director Mark Stevenson said she was an exciting addition that he believed would assist the company to grow. 

“Sana has more than 20 years of global experience in management,” Mr Stevenson said.

“During her impressive career, Sana has obtained experience in media, debt collection, credit bureau, insurance, and wealth management, where she worked in various senior management roles and helped increase revenue and staff retention.”

Mr Stevenson added that he was looking forward to Ms Christie “helping to formulate strategic and operational objectives, delivering a solid team performance culture and improving operating management systems, processes, and best practices”.

“We’re excited to see Sana apply her experience and first-class education to help grow our business and reach our revenue goal for 2022 and beyond,” Mr Stevenson concluded. 

Ms Christie commented that she was looking forward to joining Bell Partners as the company expands. 

“I am delighted to be joining Mark and the team at Bell Partners Finance and contributing to the company’s continued growth,” Ms Christie said.

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Sam Nichols is a journalist at The Adviser and Mortgage Business.


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