Specialist insurance firm, PPS Mutual, has appointed Richard Hopwood to the new role of state manager Queensland, reporting to director of distribution, Brian Pillemer.
Hopwood joins PPS Mutual after five years at ANZ Wealth as business development manager for Life Risk, responsible for managing relationships between key stakeholders as well as providing product and technical training to advisers.
Commenting on his appointment at PPS Mutual, Pillemer said: “Richard is a welcome addition to the PPS Mutual team and we are confident that his knowledge and experience within the retail insurance industry will have a beneficial impact as we continue to grow our exclusive partnerships with high calibre financial advisers.”
Hopwood added: “I am excited to join the growing team at PPS Mutual – with their unique profit-sharing business model, and niche, client-centric approach to insurance, I believe they are just what the Australian consumer and adviser markets need at this time.”
Hopwood’s appointment follows that of NSW state manager, Sabrina Sequeira-Walmsley. The firm is also currently recruiting for a state manager in Victoria.
September 24, 2018