ANZ announces new head of RI Advice Group

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ANZ has announced Darren Whereat as the new head of its RI Advice Group (formally RetireInvest), after Paul Campbell’s departure in December for family reasons.

Whereat will formally take up the role late January. Having previously managed Licensee Select, BT’s dealer services business, and had responsibility for AdviserNETgain, he is experienced in insurance, corporate superannuation and platform key account management. Whereat said he was impressed with ANZ’s commitment to growing and investing in aligned dealer groups, as well as RI’s competitive terms.

“RI is a strong brand with a long history and is an attractive proposition for advisers and their clients. I look forward to building on the success the business has had to date,” he said.

ANZ head of aligned licensees Neil Younger said Whereat would be responsible for leading the regional management team and growing RI. “He is a great fit for the business with a deep understanding of self-employed advisers, their businesses and the execution of organisational growth.”