Adviser Centre

The TAL Adviser Centre will be unavailable Friday 27th October, 9pm - 930pm (AEST)

Why TAL?

TAL is the specialist voice of life insurance in Australia. Our focus is on delivering life insurance protection to millions of Australians.

TAL has a singular commitment to protect Australians. We use our expertise to develop and distribute genuinely innovative cover that anticipates and responds to all our customers’ needs. We make this cover easy to understand, easy to access and affordable for all.


At TAL, we realise that investing in our people is our most important path to growth. With the right team, we unlock energy, commitment and passion to inspire performance.

Brett Clark

TAL Group CEO & Managing Director

Brett joined TAL in August 2008 as CEO of TAL Retail Life. Brett was appointed CEO of TAL Life in May 2013 with responsibility for all intermediated business lines. As CEO of TAL Life Brett brings a considered and commercial approach to insurance markets; and strong leadership across the strategically important markets of Group/Wholesale and Retail life insurance.

Under Brett's leadership TAL Retail Life became a market leader in introducing digital business models; and market leading products and service outcomes for business partners and customers. The quality of TAL's offer has been recognised in being awarded Life Company of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by AFA/Plan for Life. These achievements have supported TAL to become one of the largest and most successful insurers in the Australian market.

Brett is a qualified actuary and has over 20 years of deep industry experience across a broad range of functions including Strategy, Finance, Sales, Product and Marketing and Operations in both the Australian and international insurance markets.

Brett is Chairperson of Affinia Financial Advisers, TAL’s financial advice business and a member of the FSC Life Risk Board Committee.

Gavin Teichner

General Manager Individual Life, TAL Life

Gavin Teichner joined TAL in 2008 and has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including life insurance and investment products, and distribution.

As General Manager Retail Insurance, Gavin has overall responsibility for the value and commercial outcomes of the Retail business, in addition to the marketing, product and pricing functions. Prior to joining TAL Life, Gavin worked in TAL’s direct insurance business where he held a number of senior management roles.

Niall McConville

General Manager Retail Distribution, TAL Life

Niall McConville joined TAL in 2009 as National Dealership Manager before being appointed to National Distribution Manager in 2011. Niall has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, specialising in risk insurance.

As General Manager Retail Distribution, Niall manages TAL’s Sales team within Retail Life.

Jenny Oliver

General Manager Acquisition Services, TAL Life

Jenny Oliver joined TAL in 2001 and has over 15 years’ experience in financial services. A qualified chartered accountant, Jenny has held many financial roles within TAL, including Head of Finance.

As General Manager Commercial Services Jenny is responsible for the management of TAL's new business administration, underwriting and adviser services teams. She was also responsible for several successful implementations of new group insurance arrangements including AustralianSuper, Telstra Super and First State Super.

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