Aware Super has appointed Warwick Gribble as its new National Manager – Advice Relationships, to oversee the implementation and development of the fund’s Independent Financial Adviser offering.
Aware Super Head of Business Development, Matt Willis, said in a statement that Gribble’s appointment was a milestone for the fund as it sought to expand its IFA footprint and support more Australians to feel confident and comfortable in their retirement.
He says that Aware Super first entered the IFA market following its merger with WA Super last year. “Over the past 10 months we have been working hard to build on WA Super’s legacy in this space and develop a compelling national IFA offering.”
He adds that Gribble’s appointment marks a critical next step in this process.
“His extensive experience and expertise in the IFA market will help us to further develop our offering and support more Australians to receive professional financial planning advice and experience the benefits of Aware Super’s products and services.”
Gribble joins the fund from BT Financial Group, where he has spent more than 12 years in various sales and sales leadership roles, predominantly in the retail insurance sector, working with independent financial advisers. Before BT, he worked at Zurich Financial Services.
Willis says that over the coming months the fund is looking to introduce new services “…to further build out our IFA offering, and are excited to have Warwick leading this important work.”
Gribble says he is delighted to be joining Aware Super and that he has long enjoyed working with financial advisers to help Australians achieve their long-term goals.
“To lead such an important initiative for Aware Super and help to open the fund to the broader IFA market is a great opportunity and challenge for me.”
The statement notes that the fund was previously known as First State Super and it changed its name to Aware Super in September 2020. It merged with VicSuper and WA Super last year and now manages nearly $145 billion in savings for more than one million members located across Australia.