Industry veteran Tony Mantineo will step into the role of national practice consultant and head of Lifespan Partnership, a support service for self-licensees.
Most recently he was head of business growth at ClearView Wealth and has also worked as a general manager of business growth for Australian Unity, IOOF, Financial Wisdom, and AXA.
Lifespan chief executive Eugene Ardino said Mantineo's expertise would strengthen Lifespan's commitment to new and existing practices.
"Tony has a wealth of experience in the financial planning space and growing and managing self-licensee businesses," he said.
"We are very pleased to have someone of his calibre leading what is being developed as a key aspect of the Lifespan offering."
For his part, Mantineo said he was looking forward to managing a self-licensee solution that provided autonomy, certainty, and flexibility and reflected the values of the broader Lifespan Financial Planning community.
Lifespan's self-licensee solution is suitable both for current self-licensees and aspiring self-licensees who prefer the freedom of individual licensing but need a level of support tailored to their needs.