NEOS Life (NEOS) has brought forward plans to launch in the South Australian market and expanded its Victorian presence with key sales appointments in the two regions, following strong and growing demand for the NEOS life insurance products.

Financial advisers in South Australia and the Northern Territory now have their own dedicated NEOS business development manager following the appointment of SA industry leader Andrew Bridgland this month.

As an accomplished life insurance professional, Andrew has been involved in virtually all areas of life insurance and the financial planning profession. His experience makes him an excellent partner for financial advisers, their staff and referral partners. He is passionate about helping Australians protect their incomes and their families through good value and great service life insurance.

Victorian and Tasmanian based advisers will also enjoy the support of an expanded NEOS sales team with the recent appointment of Karim Yamen. Karim joins State Manager Don Glendinning and fellow business development managers Eugene Badenhorst and Troy Abbott in looking after the Victorian and Tasmanian regions.

Karim has extensive experience within the life insurance industry, most recently working in a similar role with AIA Australia for three years, and prior to that at an advice practice as a risk adviser for five years.

Speaking on the appointments, NEOS’ Head of Sales, Charl du Plooy, was excited to have Andrew and Karim on board.

“We are delighted to now have on-the-ground support in South Australia ahead of schedule and a growing presence in Victoria following unprecedented adviser demand for our products,” Charl says.

“We have assembled a team of industry experts who we can confidently say are the best at what they do in Australia. With the recent appointments of Andrew and Karim, we are very excited to welcome these two highly experienced and respected individuals to the team.”

From strength to strength

As a specialist life insurance business, NEOS has gone from strength to strength since it launched just over 12 months ago, building a reputation for exceptional service including market leading underwriting and new business processing times.

NEOS has built relationships with over 2000 financial advisers around Australia and helped protect thousands of Australian families.

NEOS Managing Director Brett Yardley attributes this success to a great team and culture, with the support of highly rated products and getting back to basics with customer service.

“The NEOS experience is all about being people-oriented: it is our firm belief that the only real source of sustainable competitive advantage is the culture and people that lead and make up a business.

“Our people are passionate about outstanding service, ensuring that all interactions with us are collaborative, fast, friendly and rewarding.

“Most importantly, the proof is in the pudding. Nothing makes me prouder than to receive daily feedback and praise from financial advisers and their customers who are delighted with our product and the easy, efficient and reliable service that supports it.”