Allianz Retire+ expands with key distribution team hires


Allianz Retire+ has made two new hires to its distribution team as part of the firm’s growth and ongoing commitment to deliver greater certainty to Australian retirees. 

Fabian Cockle has been appointed Senior Business Development Manager for Victoria and Western Australia, based in Melbourne. Fabian will report to Head of Distribution, Caitriona Wortley and will work closely with dealer groups and financial advisers to promote Allianz Retire + solutions. Fabian has 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, most recently in distribution roles with Colonial First State and Australian Unity. Fabian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne.

Joanna Orrell has been appointed Senior Business Development Manager for Queensland, following a 14-year career in financial services including roles with Zurich Investments and BT Financial Group. In her new role, Joanna will be based in Brisbane and will report to Catriona Wortley. She joins Allianz Retire+ from Equity Trustees, where she was responsible for distributing estate planning and trustee services to licensees and financial advisers across NSW/ACT. Joanna holds Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Journalism degrees from The University of Queensland and a Diploma of Financial Planning. 

Catriona Wortley, Head of Distribution at Allianz Retire+, said: “We’re delighted to announce the appointments of Fabian and Joanna. Their wealth of experience makes them strong additions to our distribution team as we continue to build our presence in the Australian market. Investing in retirement is different and our distribution strategy is centred on education to deliver improved outcomes for Australian retirees. Fabian and Joanna will both play integral roles in working with advisers and dealer groups to achieve this.”

Allianz Retire+ is a world-first Australian venture between Allianz and PIMCO dedicated to delivering the next generation of retirement income solutions to the Australian market. 

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