AFM snares one more PLAN state manager

by 08 Feb 2012

Australian First Mortgage has added two new business managers, bringing to six its total business manager appointments over the past six month period.

In a trajectory AFM has said continues a 'rapid internal growth' strategy, AFM has recruited Craig Kitchen for its South Australian business, and Ian Cornwall in Victoria.

This follows the recruitment in September of last year of Wayne Robertson as business manager for NSW, and Courtney Isard as a business manager in WA.

Kitchen joins from PLAN where he was state manager for South Australia. He follows in the footsteps of national head of sales Clint Hawthorne, who joined from PLAN's NSW team last year.

Hawthorne said the appointments added to the depth and competitiveness of its national sales team.

“We are now well positioned to capitalise on our recent internal growth with a much larger sales footprint across Australia," he said.

"With access to five funding lines, very competitive pricing and a competitive suite of products with a number of niches we believe AFM offers brokers and customers an alternative to the majors."

AFM has also added two credit staff in the past 6 months. Hawthorne said its credit managers are experienced and have in-house lending delegations, helping with conditionals within 24 hours.

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