The Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) has revealed its 2020 board members, state presidents, vice presidents and councillors.
Angelo Lauro was appointed as a new director, while Nick Wormald was named new state president for New South Wales and Bernard Desmond for Victoria.
Managing director Peter White said, “This is a team who understands our members and their needs because they are all successful brokers themselves. Our newest member, Angelo Lauro, will slot in with ease after many years of broking in the motor sector and his involvement with various committees.”
Continuing in their existing state president roles are Christine Green for Queensland, Trent Carter for Western Australia, and Joff O'Shannessy for South Australia.
Chairman Tony Carter, vice chairperson and DRS chair Chris Szigeti, company secretary Kim Szigeti and directors Rick Nieuwenhoven, Steve Rasmussen and Angus Gilkeson were all reappointed in their roles.
Looking ahead, White is excited to capitalise on the united purpose that arose from the royal commission. To him, the key to future success is working together with a common, industry-wide objective.
“There is no doubt that while the industry collectively has worked hard to overcome recent challenges, different issues will arise and this is when a collaborative and unified approach is necessary,” he said.
The recent FBAA conference centred on “challenging the future”, along with the annual awards, helped to highlight the importance of togetherness.
“The conference keeps our members and industry connected and removes the fragmentation of geography as brokers from all around Australia come together, but it also allows brokers to support each other and this cannot be underestimated in the current environment."
“Recipients were more emotional this year and it was clearly a big deal to be recognised for hard work and success,” he said.
“Standing with one another, championing one another - this is what our industry is about and I believe we must continue to build unity and a common focus.”