Challenger brand appoints new partnership boss

Challenger brand appoints new partnership boss | Insurance Business

Challenger brand appoints new partnership boss
General and Life Insurance provider Auto & General has appointed Brad Seymour, co-founder of Wizard Home Loans, to director of partnerships. 

Seymour will lead the partnerships business providing Auto & General products to clients including GE Money, Virgin Money, Macquarie Bank, Aussie, Australia Post, 1Cover, Dodo and Maxxia. He will also develop new distribution models and value propositions.

Seymour, who starts on 1 October, replaces director James Lilley who leaves Auto & General to focus on his property development business Lilleybuild. 

Seymour’s most recent role was head of retail and marketing at Yellow Brick Road.  Prior to this he co-founded Wizard Home Loans where he held the role of director of marketing, responsible for the development of the Wizard brand and its retail product platform in Australia, New Zealand and India. He was also the director of marketing for GE Money when the company acquired Wizard Home Loans in 2004.

Ram Kangatharan, Auto & General managing Director and CEO said: “Brad is a true innovator and entrepreneur, and brings considerable skills to our business. Auto & General is constantly seeking to challenge the status quo, and we are well poised to take advantage of the future opportunities in our industry.”
“We are excited Brad will be leading our Partnerships business providing our successful and well known clients such as, with Auto & General insurance products for their customers.  Brad will also be,” he added.

Auto & General thanked Lilley for his contribution during his 10 years with the company.