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MLC Life Insurance announces new hire

By Yasmine Masi8 February 2022

MLC Life Insurance has appointed former Executive Manager for Operations at MTAA Super (now Spirit Super), Chris Porter, as the group’s new Head of Fund Partnerships.

In the Sydney-based role, Porter will report to Emily Wu, General Manager, Fund Partnerships at MLC Life Insurance which is now a standalone function as part of the group restructure announced late last year.

Porter brings extensive experience in the superannuation industry to the role, having worked at MTAA Super for 13 years as an executive running the administration and operations arm of the business and managing the life insurance offering. Porter also played a role in advising the CEO and Board on business strategy.

Prior to his role at MTAA, Porter also held relationship management positions at Superpartners and AON.

“Chris is a well-respected and admired leader in the superannuation industry, and we welcome him to our team,” Mark Puli, Chief Group Insurance Officer, MLC Life Insurance, said.

“Chris has significant experience in the sector, and I’m confident will play a key role in strengthening our partnerships with superannuation funds this year.”

Puli said the new appointment will also help the firm grow its presence in the group insurance market.

“Now that we are a separate, standalone function, and backed by strong talent, experience, and support from Nippon Life, we are confident we can support the needs of growing superannuation funds,” he said.

Porter said he was pleased to be joining MLC Life Insurance at an important time in the firm’s journey.

“I look forward to building our partnership capability this year and, ultimately, to support our group insurance offering to funds and their members,” he said.

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