Member-owned financial services specialist, Foresters Financial (Foresters), has appointed Jenny Liakopoulos to the newly created role of Head of Partnerships. Ms Liakopoulos will be based in Melbourne and will report to Chief Executive Officer, Emma Sakellaris.
Ms Liakopoulos has more than 15 years’ experience in financial services, including in business development, client relationship management, and project management.
She joins Foresters from Career Money Life (CML) where she was head of client development. In this role she was responsible for building client relationships and outbound sales. Prior to working with CML, Ms Liakopoulos was Director of Client Experience at Audrey Page & Associates.
She has also had experience as a sales and marketing leader in AMP’s wealth management division and she spent six years at iPAC as a principal consultant and national sales manager.
Ms Sakellaris said Ms Liakopoulos’ appointment comes at a key time in Foresters development as it moves to expand its reach and offering in the Australian market.
“Jenny is an accomplished business development professional, who excels at driving sales and cultivating and maintaining strategic client relationships.
“With her cross-sector experience in telecommunications, HR consulting, and finance, she brings an impressive breadth of knowledge and skills to the role.
“Jenny’s proven track record in identifying new business opportunities and leading effective sales teams to capture market share, along with her passion to help people to build their wealth make her a valuable addition to the team,” Ms Sakellaris said.
Ms Liakopoulos has a Bachelor in Behavioural Science from La Trobe University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied and Organisational Psychology from Victoria University.