Bank boosts commercial bench strength

by Mackenzie McCarty29 Jun 2012

The new financial year will herald a new commercial broker sales structure for one lender.

Bankwest said it will combine its business development and broker sales teams together, in an effort to ensure reliability and consistency across the boad to its commercial brokers.

To be managed by Brian Steele as head of commercial sales, the move will see the bank put in place three regional managers that will spearhead the newly combined acquisition channel.

WA is set to be managed by Stephen Dargan, while Lisa Wright will oversee New South Wales and Queensland and Darren Nelson will be responsible for Victoria and South Australia.

“This new structure will ensure that our business development efforts complement each other and, as well as making us the biggest standalone acquisition team in the marketplace, it will ensure that we can deliver to the best interests of our broker partners,” Steele said.