The Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) has announced the creation of a new role within its organisation, intended to bolster the support it provides to brokers across the country.
Mark Windram has been appointed state manager for Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, effective March 30.
According to FBAA managing director, Peter White AM, the association wants to arm brokers with access to assistance and professional development to prepare for the incoming regulatory changes.
“Mark fits our requirement of ‘broker for broker’ through his extensive knowledge of both lender and broker businesses, and his understanding of what our members need,” said White.
Windram previously worked with Keystart Home Loans in Western Australia, where he gained a thorough knowledge of credit policy and how to effectively negotiate between brokers and credit departments.
During this time, Windram also served a four-year term as a councillor for Town of Victoria Park in Western Australia.
“This helped Mark understand the needs of a community from individuals to large business,” said White.
The FBAA has used the appointment as an acknowledgement that brokers in all states need to be
“equally supported” by the association; as such, Windram will assist members in some of the more regional and remote areas of Australia.
“As we enter this new decade, brokers need to be more vigilant, particularly in an era where consumer advocates and activists have agendas and many new brokers are joining the industry,” said White.
The FBAA also announced business development manager Leah Renwick will be transitioning into the new role of state manager for Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania as part of the shuffle.