Franchise boosts senior executive team

by Julia Corderoy25 Jan 2016
Aussie Home Loans has announced two key additions to its senior management team as the group celebrates a record breaking year in settlements.

Giles Boddy has been appointed chief financial officer of Aussie, while Aussie’s current head of distribution, Vaughan Fowler, has been promoted to general manager distribution.

These changes have boosted Aussie’s executive team to seven people, including executive chairman and founder John Symond.

The chief executive of Aussie, James Symond, says expanding the senior management team was a strategic move to deliver on their ambitious growth plans. 

“We are strengthening our senior executive team in these critical roles to ensure we have the right people in the right positions to lead our team successfully through our next growth phase,” Symond said.

“Both Giles and Vaughan have extensive experience in their respective fields of expertise and together they will join Lynda Harris, David Smith and Richard Burns as we continue to grow our retail footprint to 200 stores and beyond, and ensure we are match fit for the future.”

Boddy has more than 20 years’ experience in providing strategic advice to some of Australia’s largest financial institutions, including the Commonwealth Bank and NAB. He will be responsible for finance, risk and compliance, legal, and broker support and operations.

Fowler has more than 25 years’ experience in distribution and management, with 10 years at Aussie in a number of sales leadership roles, including as head of Aussie’s retail channel, which now has 180 stores across Australia.

“We are building a world-class support structure for our brokers and these appointments cement our dedication to having the best people where we need them as we continue to expand Aussie,” Symond said.

In 2015, Aussie's 1,350 brokers settled over $21 billion in loans over the calendar year, a new settlement record and almost $3 billion higher than 2014.