Career Path: On solid foundations

Even in his first job, Virgin Money's head of distribution, Christian York, was already reaping rewards

2004: ENTERS MORTGAGE MARKET

Christian York began his first job at the mortgage processing division of Bankwest, where he was responsible for document preparation, settlements, disbursement of funds, escalations, and the customer/service box. He earned broad recognition for his commitment to both brokers and customers and received numerous state and national customer service awards. Two years later he joined the bank’s broker sales division as a broker support manager

2008: ZEROES IN ON SERVICE

York worked as an account manager at Service Finance, cultivating relationships with existing clients and ensuring customers’ financial position with the business was in order.

2010: GROWS PLAN

In just two years of being the BDM at PLAN Australia and Advantage Professional Services, York grew the organisation’s $800m portfolio to $1.2bn by recruiting high-value companies and assisting existing clients with their growth aspirations.

2014: RETURNS TO BANKWEST

York became a senior BDM at Bankwest, with a clear succession path to a state manager position. Before taking on the senior management role, York was ranked first among 22 BDMs across Australia for 15 consecutive months. He held key relationships with AFG and Advantedge.

2018: JOINS VIRGIN MONEY

York left Bankwest in April 2018 to take on the head of distribution role at Virgin Money. He led the national business development team in continuing the rapid growth of the company’s home loan business

2018: EXPANSION TODAY AND BEYOND

York and his team are evolving their value proposition for brokers and customers, expanding their national sales and distribution network, growing their customer and broker bases, and managing their customer framework to be the best at delivering good customer outcomes.

“Throughout my career, I have built extensive experience in mortgage broking. I have worked in credit, lender and aggregator business development and account management”