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Board Of Directors

Pauline Vamos

Non-Executive Director

Pauline has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industry and is a qualified lawyer.


She is currently a non-executive director of Mercer Superannuation Trust and Decimal Software Ltd (ASX Code DSX) Pauline has extensive experience in, life product administration, design and distribution, regulatory, compliance and risk frameworks, stakeholder management and board governance.

Previous Board positions include, Chair of Australian Ethical Limited (ASX Code AEF) and an independent director of Plan B Financial Services Group now owned by IOOF. Previous roles include CEO of Regnan, a research and engagement house that focusses on the ASX 200, and 9 years as CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.

Pauline also held senior positions in ASIC and Tower Life the predecessor to TAL. In 2013, Pauline was recognised as one of the ‘Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence’.

Pauline holds a Bachelor of Arts and Laws degree from Macquarie University and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

James Green

Managing Director

James brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Company gained over more than 30 years in commerce, private legal practice and investment banking.


He has a deep understanding of all aspects of corporate finance, including working in commercial law, business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital raising, venture capital and capital management. He has studied and worked in Australia, London and Belgium.

James is currently the Managing Director of PrimaryMarkets Advisory and Non-Executive Chairman of FE Investments Group Limited (ASX: FEI). Before joining PrimaryMarkets, James was Head of M&A Advisory at Patersons Securities. Prior to that he was Head of Corporate Finance at Austock (Phillip Capital) and an Executive Director of KPMG’s corporate finance division. He was also was a Senior Partner of a national law firm.

James is a past President of the NSW Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and was a Director of AICD Limited. He has held numerous board positions in both listed companies and private companies including Century Australia Investments Ltd, Scott Corporation Ltd, Imagine Intelligent Materials Ltd and Medical Channel Pty Ltd.

Doug Halley

Non Executive Director

Mr Halley is an experienced company director and has also served for 30years as CFO or CEO in a number of significant and successful (mostly listed) commercial enterprises and investment banks.


His executive experience had a heavy emphasis in corporate strategy, treasury, financial management, M&A and business development. As a professional director he has developed risk management and governance expertise and has held numerous Chair and director appointments including Fairfax Media, Hill Samuel Australia, Rothschild Australia, DUET Group, Thomson Asia Pacific.

He has a strong background in restructuring and capital markets and a reputation for innovation, perseverance and achieving solutions and results.

He holds formal qualifications in business administration and accounting and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Executive Management Team

Sean Williamson

Chief Executive Officer

Sean has 25 years experience in the life insurance industry across all key segments and in a broad range of roles encompassing technical, distribution, strategy and general management. He has worked within a number of major life insurers and was highly instrumental in driving considerable growth for the Australia’s largest life insurer, TAL, over almost 10 years service. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial) and Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. Sean also spent a number of years on the Australian Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA) Insurance Committee.

Adam Scobie

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Adam joined Freedom in March 2018, and brings a wealth of experience from the financial services industry. Adam has significant experience in senior financial roles at major companies operating in Reinsurance, General, Life, and Health Insurance. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology in Sydney, and is CPA qualified.

Malcolm McCool

Head of Legal & Product Development

Malcolm is a senior lawyer with 30 years’ experience within the financial services industry. Malcolm joined Freedom in 2011 and was previously a founding member of Australian Life Insurance. Prior to this Malcolm held senior legal positions with Westpac and Citibank group. Malcolm has a Bachelor degree in Law and Commerce from the University of NSW.

Yolande De Torres

Head of Marketing

Yolande is a founding member of Freedom and has held several key roles since inception. In her current role she has overall responsibility for the strategic planning and execution of all marketing and media activity. Yolande holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University.

Mark Schroeder

MD. Spectrum Wealth Advisers

Mark is a founding member and director of Spectrum Wealth Advisors, an independent boutique Dealer Group established in 2010. Through his leadership, SWA has become one of the fastest growing dealer groups with more than 400 Financial Advisors located across Australia. Mark holds an MBA from UWS and a Masters of Strategic Studies RANC.

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