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Aussie welcomes new state manager

by Hannah Dowling5 minute read

The major brokerage has announced the appointment of a new state manager for Queensland, effective immediately.

Aussie has announced the appointment of Andrew Roche to the role of state manager Queensland, after the internal promotion of current Queensland state manager Matthew Whyte to the role of head of distribution growth.

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In his role, Mr Roche will be responsible for the growth of Aussie’s market share in the region, as well as leading the Queensland broker network and team.

Mr Roche, currently based in Brisbane, has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, and joins the brokerage from BT Financial Group where he led the Queensland partnerships business.


Previous to BT, he held the role of director, regional Queensland at Westpac Private Bank. 

Aussie chief executive James Symond welcomed Mr Roche to the Aussie leadership team, stating: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Aussie family and look forward to seeing continued growth for Queensland under his leadership.”

Aussie’s general manager, distribution, Brad Cramb added that the new appointment serves as a part of Aussie’s investment in better tools and infrastructure to support its brokers.

"Andrew takes on a critical role at an important time for Aussie,” he said.

“With his extensive broad range of experience and proven ability to deliver growth, he will be a valuable asset for our business and brand.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Roche commented: “Aussie is at the start of a new horizon and the opportunity to build upon what the previous state manager Matthew Whyte has already created and lead the Queensland team through to the 30th anniversary and beyond is a challenge I deeply relish.”

“Aussie’s iconic brand, strong organisational values and vision for its next decade in the industry really drew me to the role. 

“I am excited to join Aussie and be a part of its journey to deliver initiatives which expand our footprint and strengthen our offering for both customers and brokers in Queensland.”

[Related: Loan Market recruits AFG BDM]

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Hannah Dowling

Hannah Dowling


Hannah Dowling is a journalist for The Adviser and Mortgage Business.


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