Andrew Mehrtens, a former senior sales executive at Centric Wealth, a subsidiary of the accounting and planning group Findex, starts a new finance career in securities servicing this year. He joined NAB Asset Servicing (NAS), based in Sydney, last month.
Mehrtens, 42, best known for his sporting prowess as a 70-cap rugby international with the New Zealand All Blacks, spent just over two years at Centric Wealth marketing a variety of products and services to big super funds, including defence housing investments. He has been appointed associate director, business development, at NAS.
On the football field, until Dan Carter overtook him in 2009, Mehrtens, a prolific goal kicker, was the highest-ever scorer for the All Blacks. He retired from competitive rugby in 2011 and from coaching, in France, in 2013.
He was born in South Africa but grew up in New Zealand and was considered just as good at tennis as he was at rugby in his teens. He speaks fluent French and Italian and has a double degree from Canterbury University in New Zealand.
… but maybe an All Black can kick some goals