Meet our Board of Directors and the Executive team, which includes our Managing Director, Richard Feledy, and the Chief General Managers of each of the divisions.
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Paula Dwyer’s executive leadership and business career was in financial and corporate advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, financial markets, corporate finance, strategy and investments. Her career as a Chairman and non-executive director spans banking and finance, investment, insurance, healthcare, gambling and entertainment, fast-moving consumer goods, property and construction and retailing.

Paula is presently a non-executive director of Dexus Funds Management Limited, Lion Beverages Group, Amcil Limited and Chairman and non-executive director of Blackmores Limited and Elenium Automation Pty Ltd. Paula is a member of the Committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Headshot Richard Feledy

Richard Feledy joined Allianz in 2001 and has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He was appointed Managing Director in 2018 and is responsible for the overall performance of Allianz Australia Limited. As a member of the Champions of Change Coalition, he is committed to gender equity and diversity.

Richard is presently a director of the Insurance Council of Australia.

Headshot Anthony (Tony) Johnson

Tony Johnson was a Partner and CEO of global professional services firm EY in Oceania, and was a member of EY Asia Pacific and global leadership teams. Over 34 years he combined senior firm leadership roles with client work at large Australian and global organisations, predominately in the financial services sector. Tony was formerly a member of Champions of Change Coalition, Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity, Business Council of Australia Committees, Business Advisory Board of Monash Business School and the Board of Australian Business Community Network (ABCN).

Tony is presently Chairman of Bupa ANZ, Director of E&P Financial Group, member of the Advisory Boards of Fujitsu ANZ (Chair) and Kieser Australia, the Melbourne Cricket Club Committee, the Melbourne Theatre Company Board of Mangement, the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation Committee and Trustee of the Collier Charitable Fund.

Headshot Michael Hawker

Mike Hawker has substantial experience, with over 35 years in the financial services industry, including as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group from 2001 to 2008 and President of the Insurance Council of Australia from 2004 to 2005. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Westpac, and with Citibank in Australia and Europe. Mike brings a deep understanding of risk management, audit, sustainability and technology transformation, gained through experience in executive and director positions in Australia and internationally.

Mike is presently Lead Independent Director of Washington H. Soul Pattison Limited and Altium, Deputy Chair of BUPA Australia and New Zealand, non-executive director of BUPA Group (UK), Vicinity Centres Limited and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Jane McAloon has been in the natural resources, energy, infrastructure, and utility industries for over 30 years. She was formerly the President, Governance and Group Company Secretary at BHP Billiton and Executive Director Strategic Services and Group Company Secretary at AGL. She held senior leadership roles with the NSW Government including Director General Energy and Utilities Department and Deputy/Assistant Director General Cabinet Office, Energy, Rail and Land/Water Departments. She previously worked in private legal practice, as well as tutoring in Economics at Monash Universtiy. 

Jane is a non-executive director and Chairman of Energy Australia Limited and BlueScope Steel Limited, a member of Allens Linklaters Advisory Board, and the Chairman of the Monash University Foundation.

Headshot Vickki McFadden

Vickki McFadden has broad experience in accounting, finance, risk management, corporate governance and law and is a former investment banker with considerable expertise in capital markets and corporate finance transactions.

Vickki is presently a non-executive director and Chairman of The GPT Group.

Headshot Thomas Naumann

Thomas Naumann has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with extensive knowledge of the financial services sector. He has held various senior positions in the Allianz SE group since 2003 and was an Executive Director for Allianz Asset Management AG, KG Allgemeine Leasing GmbH & Co. and a Senior General Manager for Dresdner Bank AG.

Thomas is presently an Executive Vice President of Allianz SE, a non-executive director of Allianz S.p.A, Allianz Sigorta A.S., Allianz Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S. and the Allianz Australia Life Insurance group of companies. Thomas is also a member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Allianz Versicherungs-AG, and member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit & Risk Subcommittee of Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE, Munich.

Headshot Christopher Townsend

Chris Townsend has extensive knowledge of the insurance and reinsurance sector, including in the Asia Pacific region, having held various senior executive roles across the industry over the last 34 years. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Management of Allianz in 2021, Chris was the CEO International at AIG Inc. based in Hong Kong and London, responsible for all of AIG’s general insurance business outside of the USA, and the CEO for MetLife Asia and part of the Global Executive Committee.

Chris is presently a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, overseeing the Global Insurance Lines, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Middle East and Africa. Chris is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, and a non-executive director of a number of other Allianz Global Group companies.


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Renate Wagner has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services and insurance industries having worked in various senior executive roles.

She commenced in 2013 at Allianz SE as Head of CFO Office before becoming Head of CEO Office, and has since held a number of roles including Regional CFO Allianz Asia Pacific (Singapore), Regional CEO of Life & Health, Allianz Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Chief Human Resources Officer, Allianz SE.

Renate is presently a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Germany (since 2020) overseeing Asia Pacific, Mergers and Acquisitions, People and Culture. Renate is also Chairperson of Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Company Ltd, a member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Holding Eins GmbH (Vienna), a non-executive director of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co Ltd and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co Ltd (India), and a member of the Board of Directors of UniCredit S.p.A (Milan).

Headshot Jan-Christian Rosemeyer

Jan-Christian Rosemeyer has held a number of senior executive roles since he commenced with Allianz SE in 2002, including Senior Advisor for Africa & MENA, Country Chief Financial Officer with Allianz Ayudhya in Thailand, Chief Financial Officer at Allianz SE Reinsurance Branch Singapore. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors on a number of Allianz subsidiaries and a qualified member of the German actuarial society DAV since 2006.

Jan is presently the Head of the Business Division, Asia Pacific, at Allianz SE in Munich.

Headshot Richard Feledy
Managing Director
Richard Feledy joined Allianz in 2001 and has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He was appointed Managing Director in 2018 and is responsible for the overall performance of the Allianz Australia Group of companies in Australia. As a member of the Champions of Change Coalition, he is committed to gender equity and diversity.
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Chief People & Culture Officer
Vicky Drakousis joined Allianz in April 2019 as our Chief People & Culture Officer. In her role, Vicky oversees the People & Culture division and everything relating to our employees, including performance and reward, workplace health and safety, learning and development, and communications.
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Chief Customer and Operations Officer
Brendan Dunne is Allianz Australia’s Chief Customer and Operations Officer. He’s responsible for delivering our target customer and partner experience across Claims, Customer and Partner Services.
Headshot Nathan Fink
Chief Financial Officer
Nathan Fink has held various senior managerial positions since joining Allianz in 2012. As CFO of Allianz Australia, Nathan oversees finance. This includes treasury operations and accounts payable, investment management, planning, actuarial analysis and capital modelling, statutory and management reporting, taxation, and financial control.
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Chief Technical Officer
As Chief Technical Officer, James Fitzpatrick and his team are continually evolving our technical expertise to deliver leading edge portfolio management, products and pricing capability.
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Chief General Manager, Consumer
Shez Ford has over 30 years of leadership experience in consulting and the financial services industry. Currently serving as the Chief General Manager, Consumer at Allianz Australia, Shez leads transformative initiatives and ensures exceptional customer experiences across the company's distribution channels and Centres of Excellence.
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General Counsel and Chief General Manager, Corporate Governance
With more than 30 years of experience in the legal sector, Jodi Fullarton-Healey joined Allianz in April 2021. In her role of General Counsel and Chief General Manager, Jodi provides legal advice to various business units across Allianz Australia and develops and oversees governance policies and procedures.
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Chief Transformation Officer
Christopher Iwanowski has experience in large-scale project management and process engineering. He works closely with the Allianz Group in leading and ensuring the seamless execution of our Technology Transformation Program, which is the foundation for other initiatives for our customers and employees.
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Chief General Manager, Commercial
As Chief General Manager Commercial, Phuong Ly is responsible for the development and execution of the Division's strategic plans, with the primary purpose of meeting the needs of Commercial customers via Brokers, Underwriting Agencies and Hunter Premium Funding.
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Chief General Manager, Personal Injury
As the Chief General Manager of Personal Injury, Julie Mitchell is responsible for strategy across the entire Personal Injury Division which operates across multiple jurisdictions to provide workers' compensation, CTP, Life, CCI and NDIS services to Australians.
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