Australia claims fifth of Mortgage Global 100

Twenty Australian finance professionals made it into the Mortgage Global 100 this year, showing the strength of the country’s contribution within the world of lending.

Now in its second year, the annual list shines a spotlight on outstanding professionals who are making a positive difference and driving growth within the industry. Compiled by Mortgage Professional America in conjunction with sister publications – Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional Australia, Australian Broker, and NZ Adviser, the list reflects lending excellence on a global stage and features the best of the best from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

At home, this year’s list included a diverse mix of brokers as well as members of the lending and aggregation community.

Honoured in the Mortgage Global 100 for the first time, owner and principal broker of Astute Ability Finance Group Mhairi MacLeod said she was “thrilled” to be named in the prestigious list.

“To me, it just goes to show when you are dedicated to what you do, having a positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes,” she said.

“It’s a catalyst that sparks extraordinary results.”

All Australian-based finance professionals on the list are:

Cory Bannister – senior vice president and chief lending officer, La Trobe Financial

Josh Bartlett – managing director for MAB Melbourne, Mortgage Advice Bureau

Robert Bell – CEO, 86 400

Kathy Cummings – general manager, broker, BOQ

Melanie Evans – head of retail bank, ING Australia

Jeremy Fisher – managing director and founder, 1st Street Financial

Mark Haron – executive director, Connective

Mark Hewitt – general manager of industry and partnership development, AFG

Adrian Lee – founder and managing director, Catalyst Group

Darren Little and Simon Orbell – CEO and director/senior mortgage adviser, Smartmove

Professional Mortgage Advisors

William Lockett – managing director, Specialist Finance Group

Mhairi MacLeod – owner and principal broker, Astute Ability Group

Scott McWilliam – CEO, Resimac

Susan Mitchell – CEO, Mortgage Choice

John Mohnacheff – group sales manager, Liberty

Ian Rakhit – general manager of third-party banking, Bankwest

Warren Shaw – head of third party, Westpac

Simone Tilley – general manager of retail broker, ANZ

Sarah Thomson – Director of Loan Market Geelong, Loan Market Group

Sam White – executive chairman, Loan Market

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