Australian Mortgage Brokers (AMB) has announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer following the departure of founding CEO Paul Gollan earlier this year.
Nathan Kerr, previously the head of Commonwealth Bank’s mortgage innovation department, started at AMB on November 1, though the decision was only made public this week.
Kerr says he’s honoured by the company’s decision to appoint him and hopes to grow the brand’s franchise model over the next few years.
“Within the Commonwealth Bank it was a franchise type model. It’s the same principles that work for both models and I think also that having experience with a lender is good to bring to this model as well.”
Kerr began his finance career in 1999 with RAMS Home Loans, spending seven years gaining experience in national operations and distribution roles. In 2007, whilst employed with St George, he was approached by the Commonwealth Bank to head their mortgage innovation department.
AMB hopes that his experience in innovative franchise systems will lend a fresh perspective as their business model continues to evolve.
“I think it’s really about growing your contact with your existing customers, helping them with all facets. It’s about gaining customers for life.”