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James Mitchell 7 minute read

The major brokerage has announced the winners of the International Loan Market Awards 2017 held on the Gold Coast this week.

More than 550 delegates attended the 18th annual International Loan Market Awards at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on Monday, 11 September, to celebrate the top achievements throughout the Loan Market Group.

The awards honours and celebrates the achievements of the members over the financial year ending 30 June 2017 and is part of the Loan Market Group's annual two-day Power Up conference.

Franchise owner Josh Bartlett took home four major awards. The Victoria-based broker won the No. 1 Australian Business Award, the No. 1 Australian Individual Broker Award, the Chairman’s Choice for Outstanding Contribution to the Group and the No. 1 Ray White Settlements Award.


Bruce Patten from New Zealand (NZ) took out the prestigious International Award as Loan Market’s No. 1 Individual Adviser, and Gopal Sreenivasan, also from NZ, took out the Top International Business Award.

Marios Rokka took out the Corby-Mills Brokers Choice Award, as voted by brokers.

Aaron Greffenius was the recipient of the Chairman’s Choice for Outstanding Contribution to the Group for his outstanding work with asset finance.

“These incredible achievements are [a] testament to the strength of our people and the passion for what they do,” Loan Market chairman Sam White said. "We are so proud to recognise our brokers and advisers across Australia and New Zealand, not only for their numbers but on the quality of their work, excellence in customer service and commitment to compliance, ensuring we are industry leaders.

“This year, we recognised more of our members than ever before. We saw more new talent coming through the Group and I was moved to hear our top performers highlighting their team for their support and how they are embracing the vision of being a trusted adviser.”


Mr White continued: “The evening highlighted the closeness of our Group and the momentum we have to deliver the strongest possible value proposition for our brokers and advisers.”

2017 Awards List

International Top 10 Individuals (based on receipted settlements for 2016–17)

10. Hannah Nguyen VIC/TAS
9. John Lucci VIC/TAS
8. Stuart Matheson NZ
7. Kevin Tian NZ
6. Robyn Ashkettle NZ
5. Daniel Pym NSW/ACT
4. Denise Sisavanh-Chan NSW/ACT
3. Jason Basseal NSW/ACT
2. Josh Bartlett VIC/TAS
1. Bruce Patten NZ

International Top 5 Broker Businesses

5. Jason Basseal NSW/ACT
4. Matt Sims & Nick Gurry VIC/TAS
3. Josh Bartlett VIC/TAS
2. Bruce Patten NZ
1. Gopal Sreenivasan NZ

Best New Talent (brokers who are new to the industry, having no more than two years’ experience)

- Best New Broker (Australia) Nicholas Ash (VIC/TAS)
- Best New Adviser (NZ) Cameron Marcroft

Chairman’s Choice for Outstanding Contribution to the Group

- Josh Bartlett (VIC/TAS)
- Aaron Greffenius (NSW/ACT)

Customer Service Manager of the Year – Australia

- Cassandra Ryan (VIC/TAS)

Customer Service Manager of the Year – NZ

- Nicola Granville
- Viv Sullivan

Customer Choice Awards Australia

- Glenn Crombie (VIC/TAS)

Customer Choice Awards – NZ

- Simon Maule

International HOPE Community Award

- Lee Wisniewski (VIC/TAS)
Corby-Mills Brokers’ Choice Award (Australia)

As selected by peers for outstanding achievement

- Marios Rokka (VIC/TAS)
Corby-Mills Advisers’ Choice Award (NZ)

As selected by peers for outstanding achievement

- Lisa Meredith (NZ)

Lender of the Year (Australia)  

- ANZ Bank

Lender of the Year (New Zealand)

- Westpac

New Zealand Insurance Partner of the Year

- Partners Life

Commercial Broker of the Year (the highest volume of commercial loans written for the 2016/17 year)

- Grant Rheuben (VIC/TAS)

Asset Finance Broker of the Year

- Aaron Greffenius (NSW/ACT)

Member achievements

● 11 members reached Loan Market Chairman’s Club
● 34 Platinum Elite
● 48 Elite
● 150 Emerging Elite

[PODCAST: Josh Bartlett on why there's no 'I' in writing $348 million]

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James Mitchell

James Mitchell

James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.

He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.

He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.

James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.



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