National Australia Bank (NAB) has expanded its commercial broker team with the appointment of Anita Hyde to the newly-established role of head of specialised and private.
Hyde will lead a team that that will assist brokers in accessing NAB specialists across a broad range of segments.
"What we've identified is a really unique service proposition with our specialised businesses that entails the commercial real estate, health, professional services, government education community, and private," Hyde told Australian Broker. "All of those segments have a niche value proposition in the market which requires expertise from our bankers and credit managers."
Hyde said her deep understanding of these specialized industries and her ability to speak the language to the brokers will be of great help in making sure that NAB continues to support broker segment.
NAB currently has more than 650 specialist bankers who support brokers and customers in 160 metropolitan and regional locations.
"What we can do is support our brokers by making sure that they are making relationships with bankers in within these segments to support them to get the best outcome for their customers," she said.
Hyde joined NAB in 2018 and held the role as managing partner in NAB’s health specialist finance team. Prior to joining NAB, she served senior positions in St. George Bank, Genworth, and Bank West.
Chris Thomas, executive for commercial broker and equipment finance sales at NAB, said the appointment of Hyde will help NAB brokers feel connected and supported as they try to deliver the complex needs of their customer base.
"Every business owner deserves support from specialists with the same kind of fierce dedication and focus they have — because that’s what it takes to bring it to life," he said. "We are proud to work in partnership with our commercial brokers as it truly reflects our commitment towards funding and building on ideas across Australia’s growing business community.