PPS Mutual strengthens team with Victoria and Tasmania State Manager

Shadia Kouzma has been appointed to the new role of State Manager Victoria & Tasmania by specialist insurance company PPS Mutual.

The role will report directly to PPS Mutual Director of Distribution Brian Pillemer and will be charged with supporting the PPS Mutual proposition amongst select financial advisers within the Victoria region.

Ms Kouzma joins PPS Mutual after five years as business development manager (insurance) at ANZ Wealth/ OnePath, where she was responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with the bank’s internal business partners and stakeholders.

“As an award-winning business development manager, Shadia’s wide understanding of the financial advice industry and proven ability to build and maintain relationships makes her a valued addition to the PPS Mutual team,” Mr Pillemer said.

“We are confident that her experience will be an asset as we continue to grow our exclusive partnerships with a select group of high-quality financial advisers.”

Having spent the past nine years in both business development and practice support roles with ANZ Wealth and OnePath, Ms Kouzma brings a wealth of understanding and knowledge of the current industry climate.

“The PPS Mutual proposition is exciting as it provides a completely unique offering to professionals in the Australian market,” Ms Kouzma said.

“I look forward to working with and educating advisers on the unique benefits that arise from a mutual model and welcome the opportunity to join the PPS Mutual team.”

PPS Mutual is supported by PPS South Africa, the largest multi-disciplinary group of professionals in the world and the largest mutual company in South Africa. PPS Mutual is based on the proven PPS business model that has been hugely successful in South Africa since the 1940s – sharing over $2.2 billion in profits with Members in the last 10 years.

PPS Mutual is owned by its Australian professional members who will share in the profits of the products that they buy.

February 20, 2019