AIA Group Limited

553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3000
We’re an independent life insurance specialist with over 40 years’ experience offering insurance products through financial advisers and a valued network of partners. And now, we’ve introduced AIA Vitality to offer Australians life insurance that rewards a healthy lifestyle. Not to mention we’re backed by AIA Group, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group – with a presence in 18 markets around the Asia-Pacific region.

Company Staff

Damien Mu
Chief Executive Officer
With over 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Damien’s experience spans operations, claims and underwriting, superannuation, investments, distribution, product, pricing and marketing.
Eleanor Ottaviano
Chief Human Resources Officer
Eleanor has 16 years’ experience within the financial services industry, holding positions across the areas of IT, project management, distribution and strategy. Eleanor joined AIA Australia in 2008, first within the Project Management Office leading a program of work that successfully delivered online capability to our Group Insurance clients and their members. She then worked across the Distribution and Marketing teams, leading key initiatives across all channels, and in 2011 was appointed to the Head of Group Insurance. In 2015, Eleanor moved into the Strategy team as Head of Corporate Strategic Execution, leading AIA Australia’s inorganic growth initiatives. In November 2016, Eleanor stepped into a new role as AIA Australia’s Chief HR Officer.
Harry Efthimiou
Chief Finance & Strategy Officer
Harry joined AIA Australia as Chief Financial Officer in May 2010 and was appointed to Chief Finance & Strategy Officer in August 2014. Prior to joining AIA Australia, Harry spent eight years with Aviva in a range of roles including Head of Aviva Finance Integration following the takeover of Aviva by MLC/NAB Wealth. Harry’s a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Mike Thornton
Chief Risk Officer
Mike has over 25 years’ experience in life insurance and wealth management, largely in the UK, Asia and Australia. He has held a wide range of executive roles, including Group Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer roles. Prior to joining AIA, Mike was the Group Chief Risk Officer at AMP. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and is a Certified Experienced Risk Actuary.
Pina Sciarrone
Chief Retail Insurance Officer
Pina has 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry spanning operations, sales, distribution and marketing. She is the Chairperson for the Australia Financial Advisers (AFA) Foundation Committee, the Chairperson for the AFA Foundation Committee and the AIA Women at Work Committee. Away from work Pina chooses to spend as much time as possible with her young family.
Renae Smith
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer Renae is responsible for Marketing, Retail Product and the AIA Vitality program A highly respected and accomplished leader, Renae brings to AIA Australia over 18 years of marketing experience spanning financial services, telecommunications, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial start-ups.
Stephanie Phillips
Chief Group Insurance Officer
Stephanie was appointed to Chief Group Insurance Officer in September 2015. After joining AIA Australia in 2009, she was appointed Head of Group Insurance in early 2010, playing a key role in developing and growing the company’s Group Insurance business market share. Stephanie spent time at AIA’s Regional head office in Hong Kong as Director- Group Corporate Solutions, where she was responsible for supporting and developing AIA’s Group Insurance businesses in Thailand and Hong Kong.