MFAA chairman commences role

by AB24 Nov 2017
Following a seven-week nomination and election process, MFAA members have elected Rose De Rossi and Melissa Gielnik as MFAA directors.

The election results were announced at the MFAA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Sydney on Wednesday (22 November).

De Rossi is a director of Diversifi in Western Australia, where she has been an active MFAA member for a number of years. Gielnik, who owns and operates Smart Lending in Victoria, was re-elected as an MFAA Director for a second two-year term.

Chairman-Elect Donna Beazley has assumed the role of chairman, following the departure of Cynthia Grisbrook and Melissa Gielnik has been appointed deputy chairman with immediate effect.

The new board of directors consists of Donna Beazley, Melissa Gielnik, Timothy Donahoo, Rose de Rossi, Scott Bolton, Vladimir Malcik and Joshua Hatten.

Incoming MFAA chairman, Donna Beazley, welcomed De Rossi to the Board and congratulated Gielnik on her re-election and appointment as deputy chairman.

“The MFAA now has a great mix of experience and expertise on the Board and a highly effective executive team, leaving the organisation well positioned to tackle the challenges that lie ahead,” Beazley said.

Beazley also thanked departing directors, Cynthia Grisbrook and Murray Cowan.

“The MFAA Board wishes to recognise retiring chairman Cynthia Grisbrook and retiring director Murray Cowan and to thank them for their service to the MFAA and the mortgage industry. 

“Cynthia has been on the Board for the past six years and has dedicated a significant amount of her time to the MFAA in leading the organisation during what has been a critical period for our industry and for which we are most grateful.”

MFAA CEO Mike Felton welcomed the announcements and said that he looked forward to working with De Rossi and the Board.

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