MLC Life adds to retail distribution team

Two new appointments have been announced by MLC Life Insurance.

MLC Life Insurance has announced an expansion to its retail distribution team with two new appointments.

Lee Cheesman has been appointed head of retail distribution governance and key accounts while Justine Marquet has been named senior manager retail distribution strategy, enablement and capability.

Mr Cheesman has over 30 years of experience in the industry, including the past 20 years at MLC Wealth in advice and senior leadership roles.


With a strong background in distribution, sales, account management, advice, compliance, risk management and operations, he has previously served as practice development manager, national insurance retention manager, head of advice development and head of strategic growth advice at MLC Wealth.

Ms Marquet has 25 years of experience including senior leadership roles at AIA Australia and AXA in education and technical support services for advisers, and also formerly served as head of professional development at Kaplan.

She is currently the head of product technical services and regulatory change at MLC Life Insurance.

The life insurer said it is focusing on providing stronger partnership support to licensees and advisers in the future.

General manager of retail distribution partnerships at MLC Life Insurance, Michael Downey, said he was delighted to have Mr Cheesman and Ms Marguet join the company.

They are highly qualified and experienced insurance industry professionals with a passion for improving our partnerships with advisers and licensees,” he said.

“Their expertise will be important in supporting our strategic direction and to deliver on the promises we make to our customers and business partners.”

MLC Life adds to retail distribution team
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Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg is a journalist for Momentum Media's Investor Daily, nestegg and ifa. He enjoys writing about a wide variety of financial topics and issues and exploring the many implications they have on all aspects of life.

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