The industry association has announced the appointment of a director of a major aggregator to its board.
Connective director Mark Haron has been appointed to serve on the board of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA), effective from 1 June.
Mr Haron has been an active member of the mortgage broking industry since 1996, operating as a mortgage broker before joining aggregator FAST as CEO in 2000.
Since joining Connective in 2006, Mr Haron has been heavily involved in work to implement reforms in the broking industry, particularly through his work as deputy chair of the Combined Industry Forum (CIF).
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Haron said: “I am honoured to join the board of the industry’s leading professional association, the MFAA.
“Over the past year, throughout the tumult of the royal commission, the MFAA has shown itself to be a true industry leader, having created, organised and activated the highly effective Don’t Kill Competition campaign in response to the onerous broker-related royal commission recommendations.
“I am pleased to be able to lend my experience and expertise to the efforts of the MFAA as it continues to play a critical role in assisting our great industry to evolve and reform to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
MFAA chairman Donna Beazley welcomed Mr Haron’s appointment.
“Mark is an experienced and highly regarded professional who has been a stalwart of our industry for many years,” Ms Beazley said.
“The MFAA will benefit greatly from his leadership abilities and intricate knowledge of the industry and the challenge involved in continuing to strengthen and grow our industry.”
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Charbel Kadib is a journalist on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.
Before joining the team in 2017, Charbel held roles with public relations agency Fifty Acres, and the Department of Communications and the Arts.
Charbel graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia with a Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism).
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