Tony MacRae joins SocietyOne as fintech boost broker offering

by Mike Wood06 Jul 2021

Digital finance platform SocietyOne has bolstered their offering by adding broker channel favourite Tony MacRae as their Chief Commercial Officer.

MacRae, once of Westpac and MyState, will take on responsibility for SocietyOne’s interactions with brokers, handling third party distribution for the fintech.

MacRae did almost a decade at Westpac Group, focussing on their interactions with the broker channel across both the Westpac and St George Bank brands.

He will be joined by Tommy Lee as Head of Broker Distribution and business analyst, and Melissa Romeo, a broker education specialist who will focus on SocietyOne’s offering in Victoria.

Lee joined SocietyOne from Mortgage Choice, where he had been a regional manager, having previously held a similar role at Aussie. Romeo has held education-centred roles at National Finance Choice, Presidian and Capital Assist.

Matthew Chaffey has been promoted internally to National Business Development & Broker Support Manager in the reshuffle.

The moves are designed to beef up SocietyOne’s proposition to the broker channel by bringing onboard well-known and respected figures from within the industry.

“Joining the passionate and talented broker team at SocietyOne is a great next step in my career, which spans 30 years across broking, sales and distribution leadership, and product and operations management,” said Tony MacRae. “I look forward to helping SocietyOne grow its already substantial capacity in this area.”

Mark Jones, CEO of SocietyOne, said that the appointments showed the commitment that the company had to brokers.

“SocietyOne has greatly valued the strength and trust generated by our broker channel since we launched with outsource Financial Group in 2018,” he said.

“These new appointments add a wealth of experience and capability to an already highly-regarded broker team, and I am excited to welcome Tony, Tommy, and Melissa to such a formidable and high-performing team delivering on SocietyOne’s promise to provide a better deal for borrowers."