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MFAA Prosper : Mortgage and Finance Brief 06
Appointments The latest transitions from across the mortgage and finance sectors. Make sure your company appointments are included on this page. Email Martin Wanless at firstname.lastname@example.org with full details and a high-resolution picture. Name: Ellie Comerford New role: CEO for Australia and New Zealand, Genworth Financial Previous role: Chief Operating Officer, First American Financial Corporation Key challenges ahead: Building and strengthening customer partnerships, and positioning Genworth for future growth. Quote: “Ellie brings tremendous experience across a range of areas including insurance risk, lending and mortgage origination activities, client relationship management, structured finance and capital markets.” Michael D. Fraizer, Chairman and Chief E xecutive Officer of the parent company. Name: James Blackshaw New role: State Head, QLD & WA, St George Private Clients Previous role: East Coast Director, Bank west Private Banking Key challenges ahead: Growing St George’s share of the private wealth market in Australia. Quote: “James’s genuine passion for the people he leads will ensure his private banking teams are absolutely focused on delivering for our customers, in the true St George style, with warmth, friendliness as well as great technical skills and industry knowledge.” Rebecca Lim, General Manager, St George Private Clients. Name: Jane Watts New role: General Manager, Westpac Private Bank Previous role: Head of Wealth Management, Macquarie Private Wealth Key challenges ahead: Ensuring Westpac Private Bank continues to meet and exceed the expectations of high net wor th individuals. Quote: “Jane will bring fresh insights into our Private Banking business, drawing on her very impressive career to date in wealth management spanning Macquarie Wealth Management, where she has worked for the past eight years, and previous to this held executive positions at Lend Lease/MLC and Westpac.” Brad Cooper, Chief Executive, BT Financial Group. Name: Belen Lopez New role: Head of Product and Marketing, Citibank Mortgages Previous role: Senior Portfolio Manager, Aussie Home Loans Key challenges ahead: Growing Citibank’s portfolio by developing the advanced products its customers want. Quote: “ We have a great worldwide organisation with fantastic worldwide knowledge, with this suppor t we can deliver on our growth aspirations.” Steven Ramage, Head of Mortgages at Citibank. Name: Elizabeth Lawry New role: Head of Direct Distribution, Citibank Mortgages Previous role: Account manager Optus Business Key challenges ahead: Growing Citibank ’s share of the direct mortgage channel. Quote: “This is a great opportunit y to challenge the standard ideas of delivering Mortgage Products. I’m very excited about what lies ahead.” Steven Ramage, Head of Mortgages at Citibank. Name: Paulette Unwin New role: Head of Process and Support Services, Citibank Mortgages Previous role: Manager, Customer Relationship Team, Citibank Mortgages Key challenges ahead: Implementing all facets of recent regulator y and legal changes Quote: “It is not just about compliance, it is compliance while maintaining high standards of customer service.” Steven Ramage, Head of Mortgages at Citibank. Mor tgage & Finance brief | 55 Career
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