Major appoints new state GM for third party lending

by AB10 Apr 2017
Westpac has announced the appointment of Sarah Willsallen to the role of State General Manager NSW/ACT, Consumer Third Party Distribution, commencing 1 May 2017.

Sarah will lead a team of Business Development Managers who provide expert mortgage advice to brokers.

Tony MacRae, General Manager, Third Party Distribution, Consumer Bank said Sarah’s extensive experience in commercial businesses across product sales, technology and B2B services in Australia and abroad sets her up for success in her new role.

“Sarah has broad expertise in sales capability and culture, operational excellence and strategic planning.  

“In the past twelve months with Westpac, Sarah has applied her skills in change management and commercial strategy, and demonstrated a natural ability as a leader.  

“Her addition to our team will help ensure we remain well placed to navigate the changes ahead for our industry,” he said.  

Prior to Westpac, Sarah gained strong knowledge in market leading sales environments at Kmart Tyre & Auto, and experience in complex channel management over eight years with Fuji Xerox Australia.

She said she is delighted to be joining the Third Party Distribution team: “With a strong focus on service and a commitment to the communities we operate in, I can’t wait to hit the ground running in May. I’ve spent some time with the team and look forward to tackling some of the challenges the sector is facing now, and will confront in years to come,” she said.