SuiteBox announces key board appointments

Videoconferencing platform SuiteBox has expanded its board of directors, following plans to ramp up its services in the Australian market.

David Whyte will take on the role of chairman, while Craig Anderson has been appointed as a director of the board.

SuiteBox CEO Ian Dunbar said both appointments will help ensure SuiteBox delivers on its commitment to the mortgage market.

“With our planned geographical expansion and user growth plans, SuiteBox management and founders believe that an experienced board is critical in providing sage guidance and direction to our growth-focused strategy,” Mr Dunbar said.

“I’m delighted that David has agreed to chair SuiteBox’s board and also to have Craig’s corporate advisory skills on board.”

Mr Whyte joins SuiteBox from American International Group (AIG) where he was responsible for life operations in New Zealand and Australia.

He also served on the board of Fidelity Life and Southern Response Earthquake Services and is a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Meanwhile, Mr Anderson has experience as a securities and property investor, and as a specialist in insurance risk assessment of listed securities’ offers and IPOs.

He was the founder and former managing director of Dual Insurance NZ and prior to that, was employed by QBE’s corporate and specialist risks division in New Zealand as its general manager.

The appointments of Mr Whyte and Mr Anderson come after SuiteBox announced that more than 250 financial services firms from in Australia and New Zealand have signed up to use its cloud-based videoconferencing and live document collaboration app.

The app allows brokers to review, amend and sign documents, reducing the amount of paperwork and incorrect application forms.

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