Market-leading property data and analytics group CoreLogic has announced the appointment of Ben Speedy as Executive, New Zealand, taking up the Head of Country role effective 25 February. He will join the CoreLogic International Executive Team, reporting directly to CEO International Lisa Claes. He will be Auckland based.

Mr Speedy (pictured) is a strategic hire for the company and affirmation of its commitment to the New Zealand market. Ben joins from the senior management ranks of Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) where he has spent fifteen years in a variety of leadership roles including responsibilities for lending origination, business banking, business transformation and agribusiness.

CEO Lisa Claes said, “We’re delighted Ben has agreed to join CoreLogic NZ as our head of country. His deep experience in banking and financial services, and understanding of the NZ economy and business environment will be a great asset to our business as a whole.”

Speedy, whose appointment comes after an extensive national search process, is well regarded in the NZ business community and has an impressive track record of transforming business processes to grow revenues and increase customer retention. He is passionate about developing people and creating a high performance culture.

“As CoreLogic continues to gain momentum in New Zealand, Ben’s substantial experience in banking, mortgage origination, customer service and business productivity will be extremely valuable,” says Claes.

New Zealand represents a significant proportion of the trans-Tasman revenues for CoreLogic and Claes says there are solid growth opportunities for the market over the next 12-18 months, this is despite emerging headwinds in global markets.

Commenting on the opportunity to lead CoreLogic in New Zealand, Speedy said, “CoreLogic is uniquely positioned in the property data and insights space in NZ given the quality of its data assets, independence and backing of a strong USA parent.

“At a personal level, this move is a natural step to a business that closely supports the banking industry. I’m very excited about the opportunities ahead.”

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