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Guardian Advice appoints QLD manager

Guardian Advice has appointed a new state manager for Queensland as a result of booming service growth in the region over the last 12 months.

Andrew Hammelmann has joined Guardian Advice as state manager for Queensland, allowing the group to continue to grow its team and better service advisers in the network.

“Andrew is a seasoned executive, who brings a unique skill set to our business, encompassing practice development, relationship management and compliance,” Guardian Advice head Simon Harris said.

“It is rare to find someone with such diverse experience in the financial planning licensee space.

“I’m confident that he will add depth of experience and professionalism to Guardian’s management team.”

In his new role, Mr Hammelmann will be responsible for implementing Guardian’s strategic plan in Queensland, with a focus on attracting new advice practices.

Mr Hammelmann has more than 17 years’ experience in financial services and joins Guardian from MLC, where he spent four years as a practice development manager.


He also previously held a role with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as a senior compliance and surveillance officer within its financial services industry unit.

Mr Hammelmann replaces Hugh McLennan, who remains with Guardian as Queensland practice development manager.

“Hugh has been one of our top-performing state managers for seven years and I am very pleased to retain his skills and knowledge in the business,” Mr Harris said.