News in Brief

  • TAL Sponsors Flying Doctors;
  • ANZ Roadshows Puts Resilience at Apex

TAL Sponsors Flying Doctors

TAL has entered into a three year sponsorship deal with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) and will work with it to promote health education and health care services in regional Australia.

TAL Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Fiona Macgregor

TAL Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Fiona Macgregor

While not disclosing the size of the sponsorship deal, RFDS Chief Executive, Martin Laverty said: “This is one of the most significant partnerships that RFDS has entered into, and we are very excited about what we can achieve together with TAL.”

TAL Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Fiona Macgregor, said the sponsorship brought together a common interest in find solutions to improve the health of Australians.

“We believe access to health care ensures Australians are protected, no matter what happens. By combining our resources and expertise, TAL and RFDS can make a real difference for each other and the Australian families we support,” Macgregor said.

“Accessing health services in rural and remote Australia can be very difficult, and through our support, we will help them to bridge this gap and improve the lifestyles of people in these areas.


ANZ Roadshows Puts Resilience at Apex

ANZ Wealth has highlighted the need for financial advisers to remain resilient as part of its APEX Inspire summit in Sydney last week.

Advisers in attendance heard from former AFL star Adam Goodes and three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Kurt Fearnley OAM who spoke about using challenges as an opportunity for growth.

ANZ Wealth Head of Sales, Don Sillar said advisers were facing increasing pressure due to the scope of change within the advice sector which prompted the choice of speakers.

“We’re hearing daily from advisers who are grappling with the pressures of shifting customer preferences, changing remuneration models, and major technological changes,” Sillar said.

“We invited speakers who have overcome incredible adversity to share their insights on purpose, commitment and resilience in achieving real success.”

Fearnley told adviser it was easy to give up during hard times but there was strength in vulnerability.

“Advisers have faced down some tough changes that have affected how they saw their careers evolving. Now it’s time to dig deep and feel pride in what they do to rebuild their own perception of themselves,” Fearnley said.

ANZ's Don SIllar, Georgie Gardner (MC), Adam Goodes, Kurt Fearnley

ANZ’s Don SIllar, Georgie Gardner (MC), Adam Goodes, Kurt Fearnley