ANZ has made a significant change at the top of their broker division, with Simone Tilley, general manager of retail broker, moving to a new role.
Tilley will take over as head of the bank’s corporate business in their Institutional division, beginning in her new post on November 8.
Paul Brick, currently covering ANZ’s relationship with aggregators and partners, will be the acting chief of retail broker while a full hiring process is carried out.
Simone Tilley has been a popular figure in the broker channel during her five-year stint atop ANZ’s retail offering, in particular as a thought leader for women in the industry.
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She spoke to Australian Broker at length about her career back in June, explaining her roots in the agribusiness sector before considering her role as a trailblazer for women in the mortgage broker business.
“For ANZ, it is more than just an issue of gender equality; it’s about accessing the talent, markets and economic opportunities that gender equality brings,” she said of women in broking.
“It makes sense for our workforce to reflect the communities we serve. This will help us unlock opportunities through better serving our communities and female customers.”
“Although more work is needed to address the causes of these barriers, I think there has been positive change delivered through greater awareness and education.”
“There is now an emerging group of inspirational female brokers who are courageously sharing their own stories as to how they have overcome traditional barriers. In some cases, the barriers were themselves and not believing they could take the next step.”