Oyster bolsters risk and compliance capabilities

6 December 2021   /   2 min read

Oyster Property Group have announced the appointment of Karlene Daniels to the newly created role of General Manager of Risk & Compliance, further elevating the firm’s risk management capabilities.

Karlene joins Oyster from Tower Insurance where she was Head of Risk & Compliance for the Pacific region. Prior to this, she held the role of Country Risk Manager at AIG, where she gained in-depth knowledge of the finance and regulatory environment. 

Oyster’s CEO, Mark Schiele, commented: “Karlene is a seasoned enterprise risk management professional with over 15 years’ experience in the insurance and fund management environment. She brings a wealth of experience to this key leadership position which our investors and the Oyster team will benefit from.

“Having a specialist of Karlene’s calibre at the helm of our Risk & Compliance team, elevates our risk management approach to be even more proactive and fully integrated within our business, strategy and culture.

“This is vital as we continue to grow and deliver strong investment outcomes to our investors.”

In her new role, Karlene will spearhead Oyster’s risk management, compliance, legal and regulatory capabilities and says she is excited to drive Oyster’s strong risk culture forward as the company grows.

“Oyster has an excellent reputation as New Zealand’s leading commercial property and fund manager. I’m thrilled to be joining a company that understands the important role sound enterprise risk management plays in delivering better outcomes for all stakeholders.”

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