New regional manager for Bankwest business

by BN08 Dec 2011

Bankwest has named a new regional manager of East Coast broker sales in a reshuffle of its commercial broker sales structure.

Brian Steele previously headed up Commonwealth Bank's broker origination team, overseeing commercial lending and asset finance through the third-party channel.

In his new role, Steele will be responsible for the acquisition of new commercial deals introduced by brokers in the Eastern states. His appointment follows the departure of Bankwest head of business broker sales Aaron Milburn. Milburn left the bank to helm broker distribution for Citibank.

"In light of these movements, we have taken the opportunity to restructure the broker sales channel, and I feel that the result will allow us to build on the commitment to our third party business partners," Bankwest head of commercial, business and private banking Mark Reid said.

"We will continue to focus on the growth of the channel, while always ensuring absolute customer satisfaction."

The moves will see Glenn Beswick continue in his role as regional manager of West Coast broker sales.

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