Life and Retirement Income Faculty Advisory Board

The key objective of the LR FAB is to act as a peak body of experienced and talented experts in the field of Life and Retirement, unified in its commitment to help ANZIIF provide meaningful service to enhance the professionalism, ethics and community standing of those working in this sector.


Matthew Brown - Chair

Matthew Brown

Client Director - Health & Benefits


Matthew has been at Aon since May 2008 and is currently a Client Director within the Health & Benefits business. As a senior member of the team, Matthew’s role is focused on delivering value based solutions to Aon’s clients from both a service and solutions perspective. This includes the provision of strategic advice and broking solutions in all relevant areas including life insurance, accident and health insurance, private health insurance and workers’ compensation.

His consulting experience gained over the last 31 years encompasses all aspects of retirement and employee benefit programs, employee risk management and group insurance benefits. He has strong technical expertise in superannuation (both defined benefit and defined contribution plans) and related topics including investments and insurance.

Before joining Aon, Matthew worked for Mercer in Australia for 16 years and Deutsche Asset Management for two years in various roles with a focus on superannuation and retirement savings, employee benefit program design and management, group insurance, general consulting, client service and new business generation.

Frank Crapis

Frank Crapis

Head of Retail Products

MLC Life Insurance

Frank is a self-motivated financial services professional with a successful track record in product, strategy and distribution. He is a Life insurance advocate motivated to drive business change in Retail, Direct and Group Insurance in Australia and globally. Frank has led teams of professionals towards business transformations in both Australia and Asia and has a successful track record of leading Group Insurance, Retail Insurance, Superannuation and Banking initiatives.

Frank Crapis currently leads a Product team to develop Life products and strategy across Retail Insurances at MLC Life. Previously Frank has led a Business Management team at Munich Re and a Product & Pricing team at CommInsure. Frank was also an active member of the ANZIIF Board.

Kristine Nugent

Christine Nugent

Head of Group Risk Distribution

Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd

In 2001 Kristine joined the Hannover Re team, one of the world’s leading global reinsurance groups.  Her responsibilities include business development, managing key client relationships and management of Hannover’s Group Risk Marketing team. Kristine also plays a key role in product development, systems development and is a member of Hannover’s Claim’s Review Committee and various working groups with the FSC. Kristine has over 20 years’ experience in the specialist group insurance market across the industry, master trust and corporate markets and before joining the Hannover Re team Kristine worked at Prudential, Colonial and CommInsure.

Gavin Teichner

Gavin Teichner

General Manager, Individual Life

TAL Direct

Gavin Teichner has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry both in Australia and overseas. Gavin is an Actuary and has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Gavin joined TAL in 2008 and during this time has held a number of Executive roles in life insurance, investments and distribution. As General Manager, Individual Life, Gavin’s overall responsibility is for the value and commercial outcomes of TAL’s Individual Life businesses, in addition to being responsible for the product and pricing functions.

Prior to this role Gavin worked in TAL’s direct insurance business, Insuranceline, where he held a number of senior management roles, with a particular focus on working with Australian consumers to develop their understanding of life insurance.

Dr Matthew Paul

Dr Matthew Paul

Chief Medical Officer

Munich Re Australia

I am an Occupational and Environmental Physician, with 20 years’ clinical experience. Based in Sydney. Currently Chief Medical Officer at Munich Re (Australia). With previous roles as Chief Medical Officer at Zurich Financial Services, Macquarie Life, and MetLife (Australia). With previous reinsurance experience as Chief Medical Officer at SCOR Global Life (Australia). Trained as a Specialist Occupational Physician.

I am experienced provider of organisational consulting services (with an interest in health risk assessment, disability assessment, and health and disability management) and independent medical assessment services. Broad insurance industry experience, working with large health insurers, worker’s compensation insurers, CTP insurers, and Life insurers. Broad general industry experience, working with employers and employees within Government (federal and state), large private organisations (Telstra, Qantas, Wesfarmers, Westpac), emergency services providers, transport organisations, primary industry, and the mining sector.

Past roles include Consulting Adviser with Asteron(Suncorp), clinical director and member of the strategy and innovation team at Medibank Health Solutions, CMO at the National Broadband Network, and Director of Training with the Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM, NSW). Experience exploring the utilisation of artificial intelligence tools and health data to find health risks and better predict outcomes.

Specialties: medicine, health care, risk assessment, risk management, complex case review, health strategy, health recruitment, health training and education, toxicology, business development, hazard assessment, health and productivity management, preventive health, injury management, return to work

Gary McGlynn



Gary McGlynn has 20 years experience in underwriting, holding senior roles in both the UK and Australia.  Currently National Development Manager for BT Financial Group where remit covers Training and Development, Quality Assurance, Risk Assurance, Philosophy development and URE development.