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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.


Our leadership team is passionate about helping advisers keep the promises they make to their clients, and making sure more Australians can continue to live the lives they love.

Brett Clark

Group CEO & Managing Director

Brett Clark was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TAL in April 2015. Joining TAL in August 2008 as CEO of TAL Retail Life responsible for TAL’s life insurance operations for the Retail Financial Advice market. In May 2013 he was appointed CEO of TAL Life with responsibility across TAL’s Retail Life, Group Life, Investments and financial advice businesses.

A qualified actuary having previously worked in a range of senior executive roles over many years, Brett has gained a 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. He brings a considered and commercial approach to insurance markets and leadership across TAL's diversified life insurance business.

Brett is a member of the FSC Board of Directors and an Executive Officer of Dai-ichi Life Holdings Committee.

Tim Thorne

Chief Distribution Officer

Tim Thorne joined TAL in November 2013, following a variety of senior roles creating, launching and managing distribution businesses and brands for leading organisations in the UK and USA.

Tim’s experience encompasses banking, insurance, telecommunication and utilities industries, across both consumer and business channels. He has worked in the charity sector and created the UK’s most successful fundraiser on UK commercial television, raising over $50 million to-date. Tim co-founded Edengene, a specialist growth and innovation consultancy.

Gavin Teichner

General Manager Individual 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 Individual Life, 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

Niall McConville is TAL’s General Manager for Retail Distribution. He leads TAL’s retail-focused sales, support and technical teams to service financial advisers and dealer groups.

With more than 15 years’ experience in financial services, Niall’s background in the life insurance market both in Australian and internationally has enabled him to provide expertise and strategic focus to TAL’s sales team.

Niall joined TAL in 2009 as National Dealership Manager. In 2011, he took on overall responsibility for the national sales team, recognised as one of the most successful teams in the Australian life insurance market.

David Campbell

General Manager Customer Operations & Underwriting

David Campbell is TAL’s General Manager for Customer Operations & Underwriting. He has a career spanning over 20 years in financial services, operations and consulting services.

David manages TAL’s new business, underwriting, customer service, adviser services and inforce business operations teams, and is responsible for ensuring operational outcomes align with customer expectations. The Operations & Underwriting team ensure that the adviser, customer and member on-boarding experience is undertaken with consistency and transparency in line with TAL’s customer centric strategy.

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