Executive Team

Affinia's Leadership Team
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Marcus O'Sullivan

Head of Affinia

Marcus O’Sullivan has been a part of the Financial Services Industry for over 20 years and has worked in all aspects of Financial Services from Advice, Licensee Management, Technical Life Insurance, Distribution, Investment and Superannuation administration.

Marcus is currently the Head of Affinia Financial Advisers and has previously held Executive positions in both Retail Insurance Offices, Reinsurers and Dealer Groups, including, Chief Underwriter, Suncorp,  Australasian Manager, Income Protection, General Reinsurance, Executive Director, of Millennium3 Financial Services and Regional Manager WA and QLD for TAL. Marcus has previously held and continues to hold Board positions on a number of AFSL’s including Affinia and is also a Responsible Manager on the Affinia AFSL.

Marcus is passionate about Advice and the positive impact quality Financial Planning has on the lives of Australians. Marcus is an expert Financial Planner with accreditations in SMSF, Gearing and Securities.

Marcus holds undergraduate qualifications in Business from Macquarie University, an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, Masters Degree in Management and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

 

Jackie Reed

Licensee Support Officer

Jackie is the Licensee Support for Affinia and has been with us since 2015. Jackie has a broad range of experience in various operational, administrative and management roles across organisations such as Coles and Vodafone. Jackie is a specialist in event management, budgeting, team management and customer service.

 

Michael Lawes

National Manager – Business Coaching 

Michael has worked in financial services for over 14 years, most recently holding Retail Distribution positions at TAL and Aviva. Michael’s passionate about working with advice business to achieve their goals and objectives by developing and implementing best practice advice solutions. Michael’s formal qualifications include a Degree in Business Management and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services. 

 

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Sam Rubin

National Manager - Advice & Research

Sam is a senior advice manager who has over 18 years of experience in both retail and industry fund businesses. Sam was a senior manager at UniSuper and IOOF and also has operated his own consulting business specialising in working with Licensees and advisers. Sam is passionate about quality advice solutions and supporting advisers to help achieve their business goals.

 

 

Jonathan Nguyen

National Manager – Key Accounts & Partnerships

Jonathon has 15 years of experience in financial services ranging from licensee practice management to planning and compliance. Jonathon’s focus is to work alongside advisers to drive their business success. His skill in devising the right solutions to meet specific business needs make his operations expertise his key strength.

 

Nathan Leonard

National Manager – Licensee Operations

Nathan joined TAL in 2007 and has over 8 years’ experience in financial services. Beginning his career as a relationship manager Nathan assisted in building TAL’s premium adviser service team, Nathan soon moved into business development where he spent 6 years before joining Affinia in 2016 as the National Manager of Operations. He believes all Australians should have equal access to good quality advice, and he hopes to influence this by growing the advice footprint of financial planners. Nathan is currently completing his MBA with the Australian institute of management.

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