Broker recognised for community efforts

by Rebecca Pike20 Oct 2018

A mortgage broker has been honoured again for her contribution not only to the finance broking industry but the wider community.

Picking up the Managing Director’s Award at the annual Finsure Group conference in New Zealand, the founder and principal of Astute Ability Finance Group, Mhairi MacLeod, said she was thrilled by the acknowledgement.

Finsure Group co-founder and managing director, John Kolenda, said he was delighted to acknowledge MacLeod’s positive efforts for the industry and the community, particularly the School Entrepreneurs Program, which she established in conjunction with the MFAA to improve the financial literary skills of Australian teenagers.

He said, “I’m thrilled we have been able to give this award to Mhairi who has not only been a highly successful business owner but has devoted so much of her time to the community through the School Entrepreneurs Program and being an advocate for corporate social responsibility.

“Mhairi has also been a key member of the Women in Finsure committee and has been keenly promoting women in the broking industry. Mhairi is a wonderful example to the broking sector as someone who is not only a very successful business owner but is always available to help people.”

MacLeod said she was pleased to have always received strong support from Finsure.

The honour follows MacLeod collecting the Community Champion Award at the 2018 Mortgage Broker and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Excellence Awards earlier this year.

“I am tremendously excited to receive the Finsure Managing Director’s Award,” she said.

“It’s also very encouraging that the achievements of the School Entrepreneurs Program continue to be acknowledged by the industry and it’s tremendous to receive the support we have from Finsure.

“Thousands of young Australians have benefited from taking part in the program and acquiring knowledge and skills which will make them more self-sufficient and better prepared for adulthood.”

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