Aussie Home Loans has announced that it has “increased its commitment to South Australia and the Northern Territory” by appointing a new state manager to support broking businesses in the two states.
Aaron Hockey, who was formerly regional manager at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, has now been given responsibility for supporting and growing Aussie’s SA and NT network.
This network includes 12 retail stores, over 30 mobile mortgage brokers and six team members.
Commenting on the appointment, Aussie’s chief executive officer, James Symond, said: “We’ve reviewed our sales structure to ensure our brokers get the focus and resources they need to take their businesses to the next level. We have many standout franchise stores and mobile brokers in SA and NT, such as Aussie Prospect and Aussie Darwin, among others, and Aaron will be instrumental in supporting them grow their businesses while also increasing our footprint.
“Aaron has significant experience in leading a large distribution network and a strong understanding of the local SA and NT markets.
“He gets how to implement innovative customer-focused strategies which deliver results and will be a great asset to our sales leadership team and SA and NT franchisees and brokers.”
Mr Hockey said: “I’m delighted to be joining the country’s top mortgage broker at such a pivotal time of growth across the NT and SA.
“I’m most looking forward to helping Aussie’s current and future brokers capitalise on the growth potential.”
Mr Hockey commenced his new role on 26 March 2018 following five years at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s retail business Bendigo Bank in Adelaide, Darwin and Perth. He has also formerly been a credit manager at Elders Rural Services and a manager at NAB.
He will report to Aussie’s general manager distribution, Brad Cramb.
[Related: Aussie appoints new WA state manager]