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Our Vision

To be the leading provider of convenient, affordable, value-for-money products in the eyes of our customers, partners, shareholders and the community.

Our Customer Proposition

We give our customers what they want: genuine value, excellent service and a great outcome.

Our Values

Responsible
Honest
Customer Centric
Innovative
Results Driven

Our People

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.

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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.

Stephen Menzies

Director

Stephen Menzies is an experienced lawyer and business consultant who specialises in securities issues, funds management and corporate finance.

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He has significant corporate transactional experience, acting for various companies and investment banks in the implementation of complex structured transactions. He has also had extensive involvement in public company takeovers and corporate restructures, as well as both public and private equity issues.

Renowned for his innovative thinking and commercial acuity, Stephen's numerous career highlights include advising on the privatisation of Telstra, AMP's demerger, the restructuring and IPO of Platinum Asset Management Limited, Kirin's takeover of Lion Nathan and Mitsui's acquisition in Sims Group.

Stephen was a partner at Ashurst from 2006 to August 2014. He has also acted as a senior enforcement officer at ASIC and worked in private equity.

Stephen holds a Masters of Laws, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics.

Andrew Jensen

Director

Andrew is an accomplished CFO with over 15 years’ experience in senior finance and management roles.

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Andrew is currently the Executive Director of iBuyNew Group Limited (ASX code: IBN). Previously, Andrew was a Director and CFO of VGC Food Group, a diversified manufacturing and franchising company which is majority owned by listed Thailand group Minor International (MINT).

He has extensive knowledge in the management of all aspects of the finance function with strong commercial, strategic, M&A, and change management experience.

Andrew has financially led companies engaged in various fields including telecommunications and technology, real estate, financial services and the franchising sectors both in Australia and internationally.

Andrew was formally the Director and CFO of Australasia’s largest real estate group Ray White, with over $20 Billion in annual sales and one of Australia’s largest independent mortgage broking business.

Andrew is a fellow of the PNA and graduate member of the 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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