Aggregator announces industry vet as new GM

by Julia Corderoy12 Jan 2015
A major aggregator has announced the appointment of industry stalwart Steve Heavey to the position of General Manager – Strategy, Distribution and Digital.

Connective CEO Glenn Lees said Heavey brings the ideal skill set to further develop and drive Connective’s leading strategy.

"We are delighted to add Steve’s experience to our executive team. His depth and breadth of knowledge, acquired through 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, strategy and business development in the financial services sector, will be a great addition to Connective,” he said.

Lees also said the appointment is just the start of the aggregators plans to innovate and strengthen their value in the broker market.

“This appointment substantially strengthens our executive team. In the coming year we will be significantly enhancing the range of innovative solutions we offer to our members to assist them in overcoming the challenges they face.  Steve’s expertise and drive will be instrumental in this program.” 

Commenting on his appointment, Heavey said Connective’s innovation, unique business model, and business culture were key motivations in his decision.

“Connective is progressive. I have always observed their innovative approach, and I feel fortunate to join such a dynamic group. I'm looking forward to making a contribution to Connective's future success,” he said.

Heavey was previously the General Manger Intermediaries at St George Bank and the General Manger Intermediaries at Suncorp Bank. He also helped develop and establish the ANZ Mobile Lending franchise system.

For Connective, the 2015-year marks 12 years in operation, which now has over 2,300 member brokers and a loan book in excess of $65 billion.