Board of Directors
Acting CEO, Allianz Retire+
Hon. Bernie Ripoll
Executive Vice President of Allianz SE
Senior Management Team
Acting CEO, Allianz Retire+
Adrian Stewart is Acting Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Australia Life Insurance and is responsible for the overall management of Allianz Australia Life Insurance and Allianz Retire+. Having founded Allianz Retire+, he has served as a Board Member since 2018.
Adrian was most recently PIMCO’s Head of Client Management, Asia Pacific ex-Japan, where he oversaw the delivery of the firm's strategic initiatives in meeting the growing and diverse needs of investors in the region. Previously, he was Head of Australia and New Zealand, charged with the overall management of the Australian business and leading a team of PIMCO professionals to deliver investment solutions and service to its institutional and global wealth management clients.
Before joining PIMCO in 2014, Adrian held various senior roles at Macquarie Group, Challenger Financial Services Group and ASGARD Capital Management Ltd. He has more than 28 years of executive experience in the financial services sector, with deep expertise across investment management, product development and distribution.
Adrian holds an undergraduate degree from the University of New England. He has also completed the PLD at Harvard University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Head of Distribution
Caitriona and her team are responsible for growing Allianz Retire+ and supporting our financial advisers, so they have the information they need to give their clients the best advice. Caitriona, originally from Ireland, relocated to Australia in 2010. She enjoys keeping fit, the occasional round of golf and spending time at the beach with her two young boys.
Head of Life Insurance
Sant is the Head of Life Insurance for Allianz Australia and is responsible for managing our customers throughout their life insurance journey with us. Sant is a mountain biking enthusiast, but has been happy to keep his bike in the garage for the past few months since the birth of his daughter.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO Paul is responsible for the financial management of Allianz Retire+, including ensuring the strength of our capital position. He also oversees the investment, legal and compliance functions of the business. Paul is a Chartered Accountant, was formerly a Partner at EY, and is the proud father
of 3 daughters.
Head of Human Resources
Melissa is responsible for people and culture at Allianz Retire+. She ensures we recruit and retain the very best people to deliver market leading solutions for our customers and advisers. Melissa spends most weekends outside of Sydney, and is currently ticking off national park walks and trails across the State.
Chief Operating Officer
David is responsible for the Technology and Operations at Allianz Retire+. His passion is the harnessing of innovative technology as a pivotal tool in delivering a great adviser and customer experience. Originally from Dublin, David has been in Sydney for over 20 years and enjoys running and spending time with his wife and 3 children.
Head of Strategy and Implementation
Richard oversees development of the Allianz Retire+ Corporate Strategy and has oversight over execution of the strategy. Key aspects of Richard's role include leading the annual strategy planning process and managing the implementation of specific business improvement / growth initiatives across the business. Richard is the father of two girls and is the passionate coach of his youngest daughter's soccer team.
Head of Growth and Innovation
Simon is responsible for leading the product development and marketing of Allianz Retire + retirement solutions. His passion is for understanding our customers and developing insights to guide the design of solutions and initiatives that help create a more secure future for our customers. Simon enjoys stand up paddle boarding and spending time with his family.
Head of Product
Mark is responsible for development, enhancement and evaluation of product options for Allianz Retire+. Mark is an actuary originally from South Africa who has more than 20 years’ experience developing solutions to meet client needs while working very closely with financial advisers. Mark is married and has 3 children. He keeps himself busy during his spare time with long distance running.