About Us

About Us

Our team is driven by a common desire to deliver better lifetime income products
for Australians. We believe that sustainable retirement incomes are essential to
provide better lifestyles and greater peace of mind in retirement;
no matter how long someone lives.

Each member of the team brings their own expertise and industry experience for the development and implementation of a new breed of retirement income stream that can help to provide Australians with the long-term security they need.

Our People

David Orford

MANAGING DIRECTOR

David, an actuary, founded Financial Synergy, which became Australia’s leading provider of superannuation administration software. After successfully selling the business in 2016, he is now devoting his time to providing Australia with better pension products.

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Peter Rowe

GENERAL MANAGER

Peter has spent over 35 years in the superannuation industry with over 30 years in senior management roles. He has had extensive experience in pension management and administration and is keen to implement this new range of efficient and effective income streams.

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Stephen Huppert

HEAD OF ENGAGEMENT

Stephen is an independent consultant and actuary who has held senior roles at major professional services firms. With a long-term interest in both retirement and digital solutions, Stephen promotes Optimum Pensions via thought leadership and the use of social media.

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Jim Hennington

HEAD OF INNOVATION

Jim is a recognised thought leader on retirement income strategy and modelling. An actuary, he is involved in product design and developing modelling tools to make Optimum Pensions’ products accessible to superannuation funds, financial planners and retirees.

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David Moxon

PENSION CONSULTANT

A highly experienced superannuation and marketing professional, David has held senior roles at a range of financial institutions. He brings his experience in product development, marketing, communications and financial planning to developing and executing the marketing strategies for Optimum Pension products.

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Tamara Ben Moshe

MARKETING MANAGER

Tamara brings her experience in senior marketing roles to the team, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience across all areas of the marketing mix. Tamara develops the Optimum Pensions brand and implements integrated strategic marketing initiatives.

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Cathryn Van Der Walt

CONSULTANT - PUBLIC RELATIONS

Cathryn is a highly strategic and creative communications director with over 25 years’ experience in Asia Pacific. Cathryn is responsible for media and analyst relations; promoting awareness of the new opportunities that Optimum’s pensions present to the financial services industry.

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Richard Leckey

CHIEF STRATEGIST & CORPORATE ADVISOR

Richard is a corporate advisor and specialist corporate finance consultant. A long term advisor to Financial Synergy, he is responsible for development of business strategy and advice for Optimum Pensions.

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Partners

Providing a new lifetime pension for Australia.

With longevity risk underwritten by Hannover Life Re, the white labelled Real Lifetime Pension developed and tested by Optimum Pensions enables superannuation funds and life insurance companies to offer a longevity product that provides a great retirement income solution.

Hannover Life Re, with gross premium of EUR 16.4 billion, is the fourth- largest reinsurer in the world. It transacts all lines of property & casualty and life & health reinsurance. The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded Hannover Life Re very strong insurer financial strength ratings (Standard & Poor’s AA- “Very Strong” and A.M. Best A+ “Superior”).

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