McKnight leaves Advantedge for ALI

by AB,Ben Abbott16 Mar 2012

Industry stalwart Julianne McKnight has shifted from Advantedge to ALI Group, where she will fill a newly created role as head of risk and compliance.

Following the departure of Ray Hair from PLAN to head up ALI early last year, McKnight has been lured from her role as national manager of credit advice at Advantedge.

McKnight has been integral in the transition of PLAN Australia into first a Challenger and then NAB-owned business, and impressed the industry during the implementation of NCCP at Advantedge.

During her career, she has served as PLAN state manager in Queensland as far back as 2000, and in a number of compliance and risk management roles as the business changed hands.

Ray Hair said McKnight stood out to him not only from their time working together at PLAN but for her work on the implementation of the NCCP legislation into broker’s businesses.

“ALI is on a journey, we’re working on new and innovative ways to work with broker groups," Hair said.

"The industry is beginning to welcome the concept of advice and more and more brokers are coming around to the concept that simplified risk insurance has a real place within their business. We need to have the right team in order to realise these opportunities,” he said.

McKnight said she has been impressed by the scope of the role after 'hitting the deck'.

ALI has really switched into gear over the last 18 months and it’s tremendously motivating to be part of a nimble team passionate about the integration of loan protection," she said.

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