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ALI Group has recruited Julianne McKnight to the newly created role of head of risk and compliance.
Ms McKnight joins ALI with over 25 years experience in the finance industry, spanning both sales and risk and compliance functions.
She spent her early years gaining a 'well-rounded' exposure to the lending industry before moving into the financial planning and managed investments arena.
In January 2000 she returned to mortgages, launching the aggregator PLAN Australia in Queensland.
Since then Ms McKnight worked in a variety of roles within PLAN, Challenger and Advantedge; including head of compliance and risk management for broker platforms.
CEO Ray Hair said she stood out to him at PLAN for her work on the implementation of the NCCP legislation into broker's businesses.
"ALI is on a journey, we're working on new and innovative ways to work with broker groups," he added.
"The industry is beginning to welcome the concept of advice and more and more brokers are coming around to the concept that simplified risk insurance has a real place within their business. We need to have the right team in order to realise these opportunities," Hair said.
Ms McKnight said she is excited by the scope of her new role.
"ALI has really switched into gear over the last 18 months and it's tremendously motivating to be part of a nimble team passionate about the integration of loan protection."
100 not-out for team ALI/ YBR - The ALI Group and Yellow Brick Road alliance has ticked its first significant milestone box - 100 loan protection policies sold to YBR borrowers.
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