Mark Haron welcomed to new board

by Madison Utley23 Oct 2020

LIXI has announced the appointment of Mark Haron to its board, effective immediately.

Established in 2000, LIXI is an independent body that facilitates the business-to-business exchange of information across the lending industry in Australia, helping to create and maintain data standards. In the past 20 years, the organisation has played an important role in supporting credit providers and, subsequently, consumers and businesses.

Haron joins Stephen Moore, Andrew Duckworth, Dimitra Dinos, Martin Lam, Martyn Beer, Mike Thanos, Simone Tilley and Warren Shaw as LIXI directors.

“As LIXI reaches our 20-year milestone, we are pleased to welcome Mark to the board,” said Moore, who also serves as LIXI chair.

“We have a fantastic and experienced group of directors who are committed to driving efficiencies in the lending industry and Mark’s expertise in the broker market adds further depth to the team.”

LIXI was established as a not-for-profit and is a member-based organisation that includes banks, broker groups, non-banks, lawyers, valuers, mortgage insurers, service providers, software providers and industry associations.

Haron has expressed excitement to be joining LIXI, given the group has been on the “forefront of industry collaboration in enabling the efficient data exchange in lending” for two decades.

“LIXI delivers significant benefits to the whole industry,” Haron said.

“There is potential for the LIXI standards and tools to play an even greater role in enabling the industry to more efficiently evolve to address the requirements of the future. To continue turning this potential into reality is something that I am pleased to contribute my expertise and experience towards."

LIXI aims to support the industry as it responds to change “at ever increasing rates”, updating the standards it promotes in a timely manner to support innovation amongst all participants in Australia’s lending ecosystem.