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MFAA Prosper : Mortgage and Finance Brief 07
Appointments The latest transitions from across the mortgage and finance sectors. Name: Joseph Rizk New role: Managing Director, Arab Bank Australia Previous role: Chief Banking Officer, Arab Bank Australia Key challenges ahead: To grow the bank's operations and customer base. Quote: "I am extremely excited and enthusiastic about this new challenge and I look forward to leading Arab Bank Australia." Joseph Rizk Name: Doug Lee New role: National Head of Mortgage Sales, Macquarie Previous role: Head of Mortgage Sales, Macquarie Canada. Prior to that, Mr Lee held the position with Macquarie Australia that he has been reappointed to. Key challenges ahead: Continue to build on the foundations established last year and grow Macquarie's mortgage business in 2011. Quote: "We are pleased to welcome Doug back to the Australian business and we expect him to play a key role as we continue to grow our business." Frank Ganis, Executive Director, Macquarie Bank. Name: Tim Brown New role: Chief Executive, Vow Financial Previous role: Division Director, Macquarie Bank Key challenges ahead: Helping Vow to become a significant entity, not just as one of the largest national mortgage aggregators, but also as a modern, dynamic and broad-based financial services company. Quote: "It is a great achievement for Vow and an endorsement of our business concept to have been able to convince Tim Brown to accept the position of CEO of Vow." Vow Chairman Peter Neustadt. Name: Andrew Russell New role: Head of Sales, Mortgage Choice Previous role: General Manager, Firstfolio Key challenges ahead: To drive increased market share, overseeing the company's franchise recruitment and managing its major sales incentive programs. Quote: "He brings excellent strategic and practical experience to Mortgage Choice." Michael Russell, CEO of Mortgage Choice. Name: Brendan O'Donnell New role: Managing Director, Beat Home Loans Previous role: Chief Executive Officer, Choice Aggregation Services Key challenges ahead: Accelerating Beat's growth and further increasing competition in the lender market. Quote: "Beat's consistent growth over recent years is testament to the business model, and I look for ward to driving the success further with the support of the Beat team." Brendan O'Donnell Name: Suresh Pillai New role: General Manager - Commercial Finance, Liberty Financial Previous role: General Manager - Strategy, Liberty Financial Key challenges ahead: Accelerating the growth of the commercial finance operations. Quote: "Suresh's capital markets and structuring background will bring an exciting new dimension to our commercial operations." James Boyle, Liberty's Chief Operating Officer. Name: Jamie Arnold New role: Sales Recruitment Manager - VIC/SA/WA, Aussie Previous role: Most recently, he ran his own hospitality business but was with Hudson Global for 8 years. Name: Kimberly Solomon -- NSW/ ACT/QLD New role: Sales Recruitment Manager, Aussie Previous role: Worked in agency recruiting, and also worked as a business coach (her own company). Key challenges ahead: Recruiting quality career brokers post NCCP, and amidst other pressures such as economic slowdown and potential property market slumps following the floods. Quote: "Aussie is a sales-driven organisation and our success is built on the work of both our mobile brokers and retail franchisees. To continue to excel, we need to continue the growth and success of both of these channels by the ongoing recruitment of successful professionals." Celene Stanford, Senior HR & Recruitment Manager, Aussie. Mortgage & Finance brief | 55 Career
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