Meet the people behind the brand

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

Board of Directors

 

  • David Plumb
    David Plumb

    Chairman

     

     

  • Matthew Rady
    Matthew Rady

    CEO, Allianz Retire+


     

  • Patria Mann
    Patria Mann

    Non-Executive Director

     

     

  • Hon. Bernie Ripoll
    Hon. Bernie Ripoll

    Non-Executive Director

     

     

  • Niran Peiris
    Niran Peiris

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE



  • Adrian Stewart
    Adrian Stewart

    Head of PIMCO Australia and New Zealand


     

Senior Management Team

 

  • Matthew Rady
    Matthew Rady

    CEO, Allianz Retire+

    Matt leads Allianz Retire+, he’s here to make sure that we grow a sustainable business that always puts our customers firmly at the centre, and is supported by a talented, diverse and inspiring team of professionals who are committed to helping Australians retire with confidence.  Matt’s an avid cyclist, sometime skier and father of twin boys.

  • 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.

  • Jacqui Lennon
    Jacqui Lennon

    Head of Customer Experience and Product

    Jacqui is here to make sure Allianz Retire+ delivers an excellent all-round experience for our customers and advisers.  She brings together the best ideas across Allianz and PIMCO to design innovative products that enable Australians to retire with confidence. Jacqui likes post it notes and sharpies, and finds it hard to summarise a lifetime of interests in one sentence.

  • Paul Harris
    Paul Harris

    Chief Risk Officer

    Paul oversees the risk management function for Allianz Retire+, which supports the business in the management of business and financial risks and the management of our legal and compliance obligations. Paul is the proud dad of 3 daughters, and he is an aspirational golfer.

  • 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

    Head of Technology

    David is responsible for the Technology Strategy and Delivery 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 18 years and enjoys running and spending time with his wife and 3 children.

  • Richard Rasker
    Richard Rasker

    Head of Business Services

    Richard takes care of the day to day operations of Allianz Retire+.  This includes managing our finances, our suppliers, and a range of other activities that help our business run smoothly. Richard is a father of two teenage girls and is the passionate coach of his youngest daughter's soccer team.

  • Fiona Lake
    Fiona Lake

    Head of Marketing and PR

    Fiona is responsible for building the Allianz Retire+ Brand and creating a distinctive market presence. Her focus is on developing marketing strategies that will not only deliver on the brand promise but create a range of marketing programs that assist advisers in providing better retirement solutions to their customers. Fiona and her husband spend most weekends on their boat with their 2 very spoilt dogs.

  • 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.

Business Development Team

 

  • 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.

  • Cassandra Crowe
    Cassandra Crowe

    Head of Consultants and Research

    Cassandra manages the relationship between Allianz Retire+ and the investment consultants, independent research houses, and research teams who assess and monitor our products. She loves spending time at home with her daughter and husband and has become pretty handy at DIY, she is regularly seen renovating and patching her tired terrace.

  • Heath Davies
    Heath Davies

    Key Account Manager

    Heath looks after the Dealer Group, Platform and Institutional relationships. This requires building out our market exposure and strengthening our ongoing engagement with these intermediaries. Heath loves the outdoors. His biggest thrill is teaching his 2 girls how to surf, snorkel and ski.

  • Evan Gilhome
    Evan Gilhome

    Senior Business Development Manager

    Evan is responsible for building relationships with financial advisers and ensuring they understand the importance of specialised solutions for Australians in retirement. Evan is passionate about his beloved Collingwood Magpies, snow skiing and of course his young family of two beautiful children.

  • Alex Brown
    Alex Brown

    Business Development Manager

    Alex is responsible for building deep relationships with financial advisers to understand the specific needs of their clients, and assist them to achieve superior financial outcomes in retirement. Alex enjoys the mental and physical challenges of multisport (running, cycling, kayaking) and coming home after a long day to listen to some good tunes!

  • Lydia Kapterian
    Lydia Kapterian

    Business Development Manager

    Lydia is part of the Allianz Retire + team that supports our financial advisers, so they have the information they need to give their clients the best advice. When not at work, you will find her chasing the sun, good food and wine. She enjoys cooking, travel and getting a sweat on the tennis court.

  • Tim Dowling
    Tim Dowling

    Analyst

    Tim gives financial advisers the support they need to use Allianz Retire+ solutions. This includes modelling how our solutions fit into investors' portfolios. Tim is also a keen footballer, an avid skier and an all-round lover of sports.

  • Kim Nguyen
    Kim Nguyen

    Analyst

    Kim focuses on developing and delivering a great experience for advisers, this includes understanding the challenges advisers face and how our team can best assist them. Kim would describe herself as a passionate foodie and her dream is to visit Antarctica.