Australian Unity has announced Desmond Ham as its new business development manager for the life and super business for Western and South Australia, as well as the Northern Territory.
In the new role, Mr Ham will work with financial advisers and dealer groups “to convey the important role” investment and funeral bonds and education savings plans can play in supporting clients’ financial wellbeing.
Mr Ham will join Australian Unity from AIA’s financial advice business where he worked as a planner. Prior to this, Mr Ham worked as a senior planner with Commonwealth Financial Planning for nine years.
He also previously held relationship management roles at Westpac and DBS Bank Limited.
Greg Bird, head of strategy and distribution at Australian Unity’s life and super business, said Mr Ham’s appointment will ensure advisers and dealer groups receive “first class” support from an experienced planner.
“We’re delighted to welcome Des to Australian Unity and look forward to introducing him to financial advisers and dealer groups across Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory,” Mr Bird said.
Mr Ham will take over the position from Ryan Francis who has accepted a secondment as commercial manager across the broader life and super business.