Internal succession ensures continuous level of support for business partners in Australia
Melbourne 7 December 2017: AIA Australia, one of Australia’s largest life insurers, today announced the appointment of Sam Tremethick, Head of IFA Distribution, as Regional Head of IFA as of January 2018. In this role, he will be seconded to the AIA Group in Hong Kong where he will be responsible for driving the IFA growth strategy across Asia, NZ and AU. Kristen Lennis-Harvey, Head of Strategic Partnerships, will take on the role of Acting Head of IFA Distribution for Australia.
Pina Sciarrone, Chief Retail Insurance Officer AIA Australia, thanked both Sam and Kristen for their contribution to the success of AIA to date: “Our aim is to have the right people in the right roles so we can work with our business partners and ultimately serve our clients in the best possible way. Kristen with her experience and passion will ensure that our IFA business partners will continue to receive the high level of support from AIA Australia they are used to getting.”
Sam Tremethick joined AIA Australia in August 2012 as National Manager Strategic Partnerships, before accepting the role of Head of IFA Distribution in November 2014. Kristen Lennis-Harvey joined AIA Australia in May 2015 as Head of Strategic Partnerships and will maintain the oversight for this role in the interim.
Contact: Ingrid Nienaber, AIA Australia
T: +613 9009 4143
About AIA Australia
AIA Australia Limited is an independent life insurance specialist with over 45 years of experience building real and sustainable partnerships. AIA Australia offers a range of products that protect and enhance the lives of nearly three million Australians and is widely recognised as a market leader in product innovation and development.
AIA Australia is the country’s largest group life insurer by market share and works closely with major financial institutions and corporate partners to provide life insurance solutions for their customers. In addition, AIA Australia is the fastest growing provider of retail life insurance products sold through financial advisers. AIA Australia also works with a network of affinity partners that distribute life insurance products. By having a partnership philosophy at the core of its business, AIA Australia is focused on building genuine relationships and delivering real value to its business partners.
In March 2014, AIA Australia introduced ‘Vitality’ – the world’s leading scientifically-backed health and wellness program, to the Australian market. AIA Vitality aims to be the catalyst for real change to the positive health outcomes of Australians.