MFAA announces new chairman

by Julia Corderoy19 Aug 2015
The MFAA has announced the appointment of a new chairman to replace Tim Brown when he steps down from the role in November.

Cynthia Grisbrook has been appointed to replace the chief executive of Vow Financial as the head of the MFAA Board. Brown was appointed as chairman in November 2013.

Grisbrook, who is currently deputy chairman, is a finance broker and business owner. She has over 15 years’ experience in the broking industry after and co-founding her own broking business, DLV Finance Solutions in 2000. She has been a director of the MFAA board since 2011.

Grisbrook told Australian Broker that she is excited and honoured to be appointed as the MFAA’s new chairman – especially as a broker herself – and that she plans on getting straight down to business when she officially commences the role in November. 

“Finalising the change over from a representative board to a skill-based board and getting straight down to business will be the first priority… [A] review of the strategic direction and then determining the strategic priorities for the MFAA will also be high on the priority list,” she said.
“The change in the board structure to a member-elected board will ensure the MFAA performs for its members, and will drive the MFAA forward to shape the discussion with government and communicate the value and relevance of brokers to consumers.”