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Mark Haron joins LIXI board

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Malavika Santhebennur 2 minute read

The not-for-profit company that develops data message transaction standards for the Australian mortgage processing industry has appointed aggregator head Mark Haron to its board.

LIXI Limited (LIXI) has announced the appointment of Connective executive director Mr Haron to its board, effective immediately.

Commenting on his appointment to the board, Mr Haron said: “I am pleased to be joining LIXI, which has been at the forefront of industry collaboration in enabling the efficient data exchange in lending.”


“LIXI delivers significant benefits to the whole industry. There is potential for the LIXI standards and tools to play an even greater role in enabling the industry to more efficiently evolve to address the requirements of the future. To continue turning this potential into reality is something that I am pleased to contribute my expertise and experience towards.

LIXI chair and Choice Aggregation chief executive Stephen Moore welcomed Mr Haron to the board.

“As LIXI reaches our 20-year milestone, we are pleased to welcome Mark to the Board. We have a fantastic and experienced group of Directors who are committed to driving efficiencies in the lending industry and Mark’s expertise in the broker market adds further depth to the team,” he said.

The Lending Industry XML Initiative (LIXI) was established in 2000 to facilitate business-to-business exchange of information across the lending industry in Australia.


It develops and promotes efficiency improvements and data message transaction standards for the Australian lending industry.

Its member base includes banks, broker groups, non-bank lenders, lawyers, valuers, mortgage insurers, service providers, software providers, and industry associations.

Along with Mr Haron as its newest board member, LIXI’s other members include:

  • Shane Rigby, CEO;
  • Choice Aggregation CEO Stephen Moore, chairman, LIXI board of directors;
  • Cloudcase general manager, service delivery Martyn Beer;
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) general manager, home buying product and pricing, Dimitra Dinos;
  • Sandstone Technology chief technology officer, Andrew Duckworth;
  • Lendi co-founder and operations director, Martin Lam;
  • Westpac Group head of third-party distribution Warren Shaw;
  • Lending Technology Services (LTX) director, Mike Thanos; and
  • ANZ national general manager of retail broker distribution, Simone Tilley.

[Related: Brokers encouraged to seize data opportunities]

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Malavika Santhebennur

Malavika Santhebennur

Malavika Santhebennur is the features editor on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.

Before joining the team in 2019, Malavika held roles with Money Management and Benchmark Media. She has been writing about financial services for the past six years.


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