Challenger brand fills key broker role

by Mackenzie McCarty26 Jun 2012

St. George will aim to deepen relationships with brokers and aggregators after a key appointment.

The bank announced yesterday that it had filled its vacant NSW state manager role with ex-Westpac state manager Sandi Latham, who will now manage the state as a combined BDM team.

The state was previously split into northern and southern regions by St. George, which were managed by Alan Hemmings and Paul Mullens respectively, both of whom have moved on from the bank.

St. George said it had undertaken an exhaustive search to recruit Sandi, and that her in-depth 
background in third party business and familiarity with brokers made her a strong asset.

“Sandi will lead our team of nine business development managers to ensure that we’re committed to knowing and supporting our broker partners like no one else, to understanding what they need now, and where they want to take their business," said general manager of mortgage broking Clive Kirkpatrick.

Sandi has held various senior management roles in mortgage and finance over the past 10 years.