Meet the people behind the brand

We are dedicated to developing flexible financial solutions for Australian retirees.

Board of Directors


  • David Plumb
    David Plumb




  • Adrian Stewart
    Adrian Stewart

    CEO, Allianz Retire+

  • Hon. Bernie Ripoll
    Hon. Bernie Ripoll

    Non-Executive Director



  • Thomas Naumann
    Thomas Naumann

    Executive Vice President of Allianz SE

  • Sally Evans
    Sally Evans

    Non-Executive Director

Senior Management Team


  • Adrian Stewart
    Adrian Stewart

    CEO, Allianz Retire+

    Adrian Stewart is the 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.

  • Caitriona Wortley
    Caitriona Wortley

    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.

  • Fintan Thornton
    Fintan Thornton

    Head of Institutional Solutions

    Fintan leads our institutional business and is responsible for co-developing partnerships with superannuation funds. Fintan is an actuary and has worked in both actuarial consulting and senior executive super fund roles during his 20+ years in financial services. He’s a proud father of two and a self-confessed football (soccer!) tragic who should have retired from playing by now.

  • Santiago Nolan
    Santiago Nolan

    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.

  • Paul Harris
    Paul Harris

    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.

  • Melissa Corr
    Melissa Corr

    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.

  • David Kane
    David Kane

    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.

  • Richard Rasker
    Richard Rasker

    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.

  • Simon Aboud
    Simon Aboud

    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.

  • Mark Lapedus
    Mark Lapedus

    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.