Allianz Retire+ boosts distribution team

Allianz Retire+ has made two new appointments to its distribution team as it broadens its reach to advisers and dealer groups around Australia.

Fabian Cockle has been appointed senior business development manager for Victoria and Western Australia, based in Melbourne, according to a statement.

Mr Cockle has 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, most recently in distribution roles with Colonial First State and Australian Unity.

Meanwhile, Joanna Orrell has been appointed senior business development manager for Queensland following a 14-year career in financial services, including roles with Zurich Investments and BT Financial Group.


Ms Orrell joins Allianz Retire+ from Equity Trustees where she was responsible for distributing estate planning and trustee services to licensees and financial advisers across NSW/ACT.

Both Mr Cockle and Ms Orrell will report to Allianz Retire+ head of distribution Caitriona Wortley and will work closely with dealer groups and financial advisers.

“We’re delighted to announce the appointments of Fabian and Joanna. Their wealth of experience makes them strong additions to our distribution team as we continue to build our presence in the Australian market,” Ms Wortley said.

“Investing in retirement is different and our distribution strategy is centred on education to deliver improved outcomes for Australian retirees. Fabian and Joanna will both play integral roles in working with advisers and dealer groups to achieve this.”

Allianz Retire+ boosts distribution team
Fabian Cockle and Joanna Orrell
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Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is a deputy editor at Momentum Media, focusing mainly on banking, wealth management and financial services. He has also written for Public Accountant, Accountants Daily and The CEO Magazine.

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