Former non-bank exec joins aggregator

by Madison Utley02 Apr 2020

Loan Market has announced the appointment of a former non-bank executive as state director of Western Australia.

Royden D’Vaz has over 25 years of experience in finance, most recently having spent five years as Bluestone’s national head of sales and marketing where he spearheaded the lender’s broker and industry relationships. He was also the head of broker for NAB in WA/SA.

“I’ve always been passionate about supporting the broker channel and the value brokers provide in the marketplace,” said D’Vaz.

“I’m very excited to now be working shoulder-to-shoulder with brokers in their businesses at a time when there are both significant opportunities, as well as immediate challenges ahead.”

“Globally, there are inherent challenges at the moment and I’m committed to helping Loan Market’s brokers through this period so they can be even stronger once the climate normalises and we start to reframe ‘business as usual’."

As a Perth local, D’Vaz is “thrilled” to help WA brokers navigate the period of regulatory and market change the industry has found itself in. 

“There’s an appreciation of the affordability in Perth’s property market right now and people are willing to buy and sell,” he said.

Loan Market’s former WA state director, Ken MacLennan, plans to join sister company Ray White, at the office in Mirrabooka.

“Royden has been a prominent member of WA’s broker market for more than two decades,” said executive director of network success, Andrea McNaughton.

“He has a strong understanding of the business community and markets in WA and an infectious energy that will support brokers through the forthcoming industry adjustments.”