New Mortgage Choice chief Flavell excited about move back to broking

by Adam Smith24 Dec 2014
Industry icon John Flavell has said his broad range of experience will aid him in his move back to the mortgage broking channel.

The former NAB Broker head was yesterday announced as the next chief executive of Mortgage Choice, and is set to take the reins of the franchise brokerage on 7 April of next year. Flavell told Australian Broker his experience at the helm of NAB Broker and his subsequent move to MLC Wealth will help him add value at the helm of Mortgage Choice.

“I have experience on the broking side and on the lending side, and now also with running one of the countries largest wealth advice businesses for the last two years, I think there’s a hell of a lot I can bring to the business,” Flavell said.

Flavell said he was excited to make the move back to the mortgage broking industry, and said Mortgage Choice aligned well with his skillset and experience.

“I want to do great work, and it’s about working in an industry you believe in, and what mortgage broking delivers to consumers is an incredible value. I also wanted to work with an organisation whose culture aligned with my own. I believe the approach Mortgage Choice takes to delivering value and building longterm relationships with consumers, as well as expanding their services to assist Australian families to meet not only their mortgage needs but the broad range of financial services needs is really wonderful,” he said.

Flavell praised the company’s board and franchisee network, and said he was excited to work with Mortgage Choice franchisees. He also praised outgoing chief executive Michael Russell’s work with the company.

“I’ve known Michael for years, and the opportunity to take over from someone who I respect immensely is really great.”