MLC Life Insurance expands support for advisers with senior hires | MLC Life Insurance
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26 November 2023

MLC Life Insurance expands support for advisers with senior hires

MLC Life Insurance has bolstered the strength and experience of its Northern Region Retail Distribution team with the appointment of three experienced business development managers, who will be instrumental in executing the company’s distribution strategy.

“Appointing Arthur Tang in Queensland, and Mat Amanovich and Adam Read in New South Wales will boost our strength and experience and deliver quality interactions for our partners,” said Michael Rogers, Chief Individual Insurance Officer for MLC Life Insurance.

“Financial advisers have always been key partners for MLC Life Insurance,” he said. “Bringing in experienced industry professionals means we can continue to focus on delivering a total customer experience to our partners, and these hires are the next step in underlining the improvements in our adviser experience and part of our ongoing commitment to the health and success of the financial advice industry.”

The new hires add to an already strong bench with runs on the board.

“Our sales team has already doubled our new sales market share,” said Michael Downey, General Manager of Distribution for MLC Life Insurance, “and we’re excited for these new appointments to continue that trajectory.”

“In Arthur, Mat and Adam, we have three seasoned leaders in our industry, they’ll be a crucial part of our sales strategy which is focused on new business growth, building out our key partnerships and driving a culture of excellence.”

Adam Read brings to MLC Life Insurance more than 23 years of diversified financial services experience, including at Westpac and BT.

“I’m proud of my reputation for building trusted partnerships with some of the country’s top advice businesses, and at MLC Life Insurance I’ll continue to help financial planning practices achieve the goals of their clients and businesses,” Mr Read said.

Mat Amanovich has almost a decade of experience working in financial services including business development roles at multiple leading insurers and financial institutions, most recently at Clearview.

“MLC Life Insurance is one of Australia’s leading and most trusted insurers, and I’m proud to continue that tradition and help usher in a period of increased growth and better outcomes for advisers,” he said.

Rounding out the team in Queensland, Arthur Tang brings more than two decades of experience in financial services, having undertaken business and practice development roles with several leading insurers and financial institutions.

“I’m passionate about building trusted partnerships and helping advisers and their staff deliver exceptional outcomes for their clients, and I’m excited to do that for an insurer with such a terrific proposition for advisers,” Arthur said.

MLC Life Insurance also announced that long-time team member Ben Deslongrais will take up a promotion in Victoria, adding to the Southern Distribution team.

Ben Deslongrais, who has been working at MLC Life Insurance for 13 years and in a business development role since 2017, said of the appointment: “This new role is nine years of hard work coming to reality. I love the adviser development space and enjoy working with and embedding myself into adviser offices.”