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Fintelligence CEO announces resignation

by Annie Kane10 minute read

The long-serving aggregator leader has announced his resignation from the company after 16.5 years of service.

Chris Slater, a longstanding senior leader of listed aggregation group Australian Finance Group (AFG), has tendered his resignation following 16.5 years of service.

Slater – who was appointed as the chief executive of the asset finance aggregation arm of AFG, Fintelligence, last year – took to LinkedIn to announce his resignation, adding that he would be working in the role until a replacement is found.

He extended his thanks to the senior leadership team at AFG “who took a chance on [him] so long ago”: “It’s been an amazing journey working side-by-side with some amazing people and I’ve made so many friends for life.


“I’ll remain in the chair until a replacement is found so for now it’s business as usual.”

Slater particularly thanked AFG founding directors including Brett McKeon, Kevin Matthews, Malcolm Watkins, former chairman Tony Gill, and general manager industry & partnership development Mark Hewitt for “taking a chance” on him when he first started.

Starting as a national account manager in 2007, Slater progressed through various roles including NSW/ACT state manager; head of sales & distribution, AFG Home Loans; general manager, AFG Home Loans; and white label distribution and finally to head of sales & distribution before joining the group executive as CEO of Fintelligence in October 2023.

The reason for his departure has not been disclosed.

Speaking of the news, AFG CEO David Bailey commented: “After an outstanding 16-year career with AFG, Chris Slater has decided he will be stepping down from the role of CEO of the Fintelligence group of companies.

“Personally, I am very sorry to see Chris go, and I am sure many in our company and in our broker network who have worked closely with him over such a long period of time will feel the same.”

Bailey said that Slater had been “an important part of AFG for a very long time across a number of roles”, adding that his commitment to members and camaraderie with AFG staff were “second to none”.

“All of us at AFG wish him all the very best and we look forward to watching his next career move,” he said.

The AFG CEO told The Adviser that the aim of the combined group remained “to be the leading aggregator partner across all sectors allowing AFG and Fintelligence brokers to maximise their customers’ choices through product, service, innovation, and industry-leading technology”.

He added: “The expertise in the Fintelligence team is exceptional. The growth trajectory is testament to the team, and it will be business as usual as we get underway with the recruitment of a replacement for Chris.

[Related: AFG makes 2 key appointments]

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