Management Team

Management Team

PPS Mutual’s management group brings a wealth of
global experience and specialist sector expertise to the company.

Michael Pillemer

Chief Executive

Michael was the founder and CEO of Centric Wealth and founding Managing Director of Investec Private Advisers.

Prior to this Michael was a Director and the Head of Funds Management for Investec Funds Management.


Brian Pillemer

Director of Distribution

Former CFO, founder and Director of Freedom Insurance. Prior to this Brian founded Australian Life Insurance, of which he was Director and Head of Distribution.

Previously Brian was the National Manager of Business Development for Westpac Insurance as well as the Chief Manager of Finance & Planning for the Westpac Financial Services Group.


Matthew Pilcher

Director of Proposition

Formerly Head of Client Solutions – responsible for Business Development, Portfolio Management and Product & Pricing at Munich Re Australasia.

Zalman Ratzemore

Chief Financial Officer

Finance Director of UIB Holding Ltd in the UK. Various senior financial roles in Australia including Perpetual Ltd and BT Financial Group.

Marcello Bertasso

Head of Underwriting & Claims Management

Chief Underwriter and Head of Client Markets at Swiss Re Life and Health South Africa. Most recently Underwriting Manager at Macquarie Life.