AIA Sovereign Key Appointment  


AIA Sovereign has announced a new Chief Partnership Insurance Officer will be joining its team after Patrice de Marigny, currently in the role, has decided to retire and spend more time with his family.

Sam Tremethick will commence the role after de Marigny finishes on 23 April 2019, although he will continue to provide some support in the coming months in an advisory capacity.

AIA Sovereign retiring Chief Partnership Insurance Officer, Patrice de Marigny

AIA Sovereign CEO, Nick Stanhope, says, “I would like to thank Pat for what he has helped AIA/Sovereign achieve and I wish him all the best for the future”.

De Marigny has held a number of senior positions in operations and sales since he joined Sovereign in 2011, before stepping into his current role in 2016 to lead the distribution team for Sovereign and now AIA/Sovereign.

Tremethick will move to New Zealand from Hong Kong, where he has been the Regional Head of IFA and High Net Worth at AIA’s Group Office, responsible for driving and leading AIA Group’s overall High Net Worth, Brokerage and IFA growth strategy across 18 regions throughout Asia Pacific.

AIA Sovereign incoming Chief Partnership Insurance Officer, Sam Tremethick

Previously, he also worked out of the AIA Australia Office as Head of Retail Distribution and National Manager Strategic Partnerships. He also worked with Aviva/MLC where he held a number of senior roles in Corporate Strategy, M&A, Distribution and Licensee Development.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining AIA/Sovereign as the business delivers on its commitment to help champion New Zealand to be one of the healthiest and most protected nations in the world,” said Tremethick.

“My family and I are looking forward to getting to know our new home and exploring New Zealand, whilst continuing the growth strategy of AIA Sovereign.”

Stanhope added: “Sam will move to New Zealand with his family and start with us soon. I know he is looking forward to meeting the team and visiting with many of our advisers and partners over the coming months.”