MFAA appoints new director to board

by Jayden Fennell 26 May 2022

The MFAA has announced the appointment of Mark Hewitt as a director to the MFAA board effective 1 June.

Hewitt (pictured) brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to the MFAA Board, having worked in financial services for 40 years.

Hewitt is a member of the executive team at aggregator AFG, which he joined in 2006 as general manager broker and residential and is currently AFG’s general manager industry and partnership development.

His skills encompass operations, communications, relationship management, credit management, asset finance, human resources and sales. Hewitt was also named on the MPA Global Mortgage 100 list in both 2020 and 2021.

Hewitt said he was delighted to be joining the MFAA board at such a pivotal time for the association and the industry.

“Under the leadership of outgoing CEO Mike Felton and the current board, the MFAA has played a vital role in helping steer our industry through an unprecedented period of regulatory change,” Hewitt said.

“As a result of this hard work, brokers now have greater certainty and are extremely well positioned to help their customers navigate the challenges of a rising rate environment. It is very exciting to be asked to help continue the great work of the association.”

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Prior to joining AFG, Hewitt spent 20 years with ANZ including four years in ANZ’s third-party distribution area and later became national manager of key broker relationships.

He has recently been co-chair of the Combined Industry Forum (CIF) and has played a key role in the industry reform process.

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MFAA chair Rose De Rossi has welcomed Hewitt’s appointment.

“Mark’s knowledge, experience and deep understanding of our industry will be an asset to the MFAA Board as we continue to advocate for, and support, our members,” De Rossi said.

“Mark is a highly respected professional with a strong commitment to the mortgage broking industry and we are very pleased to have a director of Mark’s calibre join the MFAA Board. Mark brings excellent leadership skills, governance expertise and commercial acumen that will enhance the strength of the MFAA Board to best support our members and drive the MFAA’s strategy forward.”