Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has appointed a new broker head to continue increasing its presence in the broker space.
Natasha Kelso brings more than 11 years of experience in third party banking and more than 15 years in the financial services industry.
She spent the last five years at Credit Union Australia, building its broker channel from a new offering to the market in 2013 to one that now represents over half of the home loan flow.
Anthony Rose, acting group executive retail bank, said Kelso’s reputation for strong leadership and relationship building skills will be an asset to the BOQ broker team.
He said, “We have seen major growth in our BOQ Broker channel over the past few years, and Natasha’s experience and strong industry knowledge, along with established industry relationships, will ensure we carry on that momentum and continue to increase our presence in the broker space.”
Kelso said it was BOQ’s reputation for developing strong relationships with their partners and clients, as well as the opportunity to continue to develop BOQ’s broker offering, which drew her to the role.
She said, “I have watched BOQ’s broker offering grow and mature over the past few years and seen how their relationship focused business model has earned them a name as an important player in the broker space.
“I am looking forward to continuing to enhance BOQ’s broker channel to ensure this growth continues and we reinforce our position as a key alternative to the major banks.”
Kelso starts with BOQ on Monday 18 June.
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