Non-major appoints new general manager

by Miklos Bolza02 May 2017
Teachers Mutual Bank has announced the appointment of Mike Lanzing as the new general manager of its sister brand UniBank.

Lanzing has decades of experience in both mutual and listed banking institutions, having worked in senior business development roles for AMP, BankWest and the Australian Military Bank.

This includes building the third party channel at Bankwest in Sydney, he told Australian Broker.

“I understand the need to provide high quality service to the broker market and I’m looking forward to doing so with our third party distribution team led by [head of third party distribution] Mark Middleton.”

Middleton is head of third party for all Teachers Mutual Bank brands including UniBank and Firefighters Mutual Bank.

The bank will “continue to offer high-quality customer service to all third-party channel customers, whilst at the same time looking to build on the strengths of our products, such as our 100% mortgage offset facility,” he said.

Lanzing will also lead the UniBank team through a rebranding campaign throughout the coming months to grow key markets in the university sector.

“We certainly hope to capitalise on the strong growth we have already experienced in the first quarter this year through UniBank’s third party channels over the next year.”

Lanzing and Middleton will be working closely together to realise these goals.

“I’m delighted to accept the appointment as UniBank’s general manager,” Lanzing said. “In partnership with Teachers Mutual Bank, I’m looking forward to making UniBank the first choice for staff, students, and graduates of the tertiary education sector.”

Steve James, chief executive officer of Teachers Mutual Bank, expressed his delight at having Lanzing join the UniBank team.

“His industry insight and proven record of business development achievements will be a key asset in growing our UniBank brand nationally,” he said.

“We will be excited to see the growth in our UniBank brand over the next 12 months under Mike’s leadership.”

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