Brokerage names new state manager

Appointment comes at a “critical time” and heralds a new era for the group, according to exec

Brokerage names new state manager


By Madison Utley

A mortgage brokerage has announced the appointment of a new state manager to grow market share and lead the broker network and team in Queensland.

Andrew Roche has joined the Aussie team, bringing with him 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, most recently serving as Westpac regional general manager of partnerships in Queensland.

Roche’s predecessor, Matthew Whyte, was recently promoted to head of distribution growth where he will oversee the group’s national initiatives.

Aussie CEO James Symond said, “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Aussie family and look forward to seeing continued growth for Queensland under his leadership.”

According to Aussie GM of distribution, Brad Cramb, Australia is in a “new era” of financial services and broking.

“Aussie is investing significantly to provide better tools, infrastructure, and broker support and development programs over the next couple of years that will increase broker excellence and deliver higher quality customer service,” he said.

"Andrew takes on a critical role at an important time for Aussie. With his extensive broad range of experience and proven ability to deliver growth, he will be a valuable asset for our business and brand.

Roche echoed Cramb’s sentiments that Aussie is “at the start of a new horizon”.

“Aussie’s iconic brand, strong organisational values and vision for its next decade in the industry really drew me to the role. I am excited to join Aussie and be a part of its journey to deliver initiatives which expand our footprint and strengthen our offering for both customers and brokers in Queensland,” he added.

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