More NEOS Underwriting, Sales Appointments


NEOS Life has continued to expand its national footprint, with the announcement of more senior underwriter and state BDM appointments.

Senior Underwriters

Karlton Andrews

Karlton Andrews joins NEOS Life as a Senior Underwriting Risk Specialist. NEOS advises Andrews is recognised as the leading specialist in Australia in the management of underwriting rules engines and underwriting analytics. The retail focused insurance business says Andrews will focus on improving the efficiency of NEOS’s application processes.

NEOS notes Andrews worked in a similar role at Asteron Life and was involved in the implementation of the first underwriting rules engine at TAL Life.

Tania Du Plessis

Tania Du Plessis has been appointed to a Senior Underwriter role at NEOS Life, following 25 years’ experience as an underwriter both in Australia and South Africa. Most recently, Du Plessis was Technical Underwriting Manager at Hannover Life Re. Prior to that, she was NSW/ACT State Manager Underwriting and Operations at TAL Life.

Sales Managers

The following Business Development Managers have all been recently appointed by NEOS Life:

Liam Carroll – Business Development Manager, QLD/NT.

Carroll has over 12 years’ experience in the life insurance industry. Most recently, he was a BDM for TAL Life.

Troy Abbott – Business Development Manager, VIC/TAS/SA.

NEOS notes Abbott has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, most recently as State Sales Manager for VIC/TAS at AMP.

Geoff Mulray – Business Development Manager NSW/ACT.

With over 10 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, Mulray joind NEOS from TAL Life, where he was a Senior Business Development Manager.

Bez Erfan – Business Development Manager NSW.

Erfan has over eight years’ experience in the life insurance industry, most recently as a BDM at BT Life.


Liam Carroll

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Troy Abbot

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Geoff Mulray

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Bez Erfan


NEOS Life MD, Brett Yardley, commented, “The fact that we’re able to attract these experienced and respected individuals clearly highlights how successful the launch of NEOS has been and the strength of our future prospects.

This latest round of appointments follows other recent announcements from NEOS Life as it expands its servicing capacity across the country (see: NEOS Life Appointment and NEOS Expansion Continues).