About Newport Group

Jacqueline Ward

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Jackie Ward is responsible for Newport Group’s overall human resources program, with a focus on developing and executing talent management and employee relations strategies that embody the firm’s culture, mission and values. Under Ms. Ward’s leadership, the firm’s HR team develops and implements initiatives to enhance the employee experience and maintain an open flow of communication across the organization. Ms. Ward has nearly 20 years of global HR management experience, most recently as vice president of people experience at the software firm Xero. Prior to Xero, she held senior leadership positions in human resources with firms such as Digg, PlanetOut, MarkMonitor, and ThinkHR. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of London. She also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and InterServ, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and InterServ, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment adviser. when offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer.
Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.