Julian Travaglia - CEOJulian’s career to date has spanned more than 25 years within the financial services industry.
Beginning at the National Bank of New Zealand (now ANZ), Julian worked in the retail branch network in Auckland and the Waikato in various roles ranging from home loans to rural lending and culminating in him becoming the youngest Commercial Banking Manager in the National Bank at the time of his appointment.
With his next move to AMP Financial Services, Julian held multiple positions including Assistant Regional Manager of the Mid-Northern Region, leader of specialist life insurance and superannuation technical support and training teams and he also managed the development and rollout of bespoke CRM and financial planning business tools to the nation-wide AMP adviser network. He spent the next three years revamping and leading AMP’s retail investment proposition before moving to Activa, the start-up subsidiary of Southern Cross Healthcare. Here he designed and managed the rollout of New Zealand’s first health management account via third party distribution networks throughout New Zealand.
Julian was brought on to the US-based multinational insurer AIG as part of the coveted world-wide Management Associate program which saw him based at AIG’s head office in New York for a three month period during the GFC in 2008. After graduating the program he enjoyed seven years working for AIG in New Zealand firstly as Head of the Consumer division of AIG and finally as Head of Client & Broker Distribution. He has now joined New Zealand Home Loans as the company’s Chief Executive Officer in October 2015.
Julian is married to Sarah, has twin boys and lives with his family in Hamilton.
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