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Non-major announces third-party leadership changes

by James Mitchell10 minute read
Non-major announces third-party leadership changes

A regional bank has today announced a new leadership position within its third-party banking business.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank today announced that Damian Percy will move into the newly created role of head of strategic partnerships.

“As part of our continued focus to build on the strength of our Partner Connection business, I am pleased to announce changes of responsibility within the Partner Connection leadership group and, consequently, the third-party banking business,” Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s executive, partner connection, Bruce Speirs, said.

“Damian Percy will transition into the role of head of strategic partnerships, working closely with our third-party banking, leveraged and portfolio funding business to continue to build on our strong partnering culture and to broaden our existing partner relationships,” the executive added.


As a result, Darren Kasehagen, as head of distribution, and Amanda James, as head of support, will now take on the said responsibilities for the third-party banking business.

“Having led the third-party banking business for many years, Damian has developed a deep understanding of the mortgage industry and will continue to represent the bank in various industry forums, while also providing a perspective on the issues impacting the mortgage market to the Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Group,” Mr Speirs said.

“In Darren and Amanda, I am confident that we have the right leadership and partner experience to continue to build our third-party banking business into the future.”

The new head of partnerships, Damain Percy, said: “The opportunity to assist in the creation of a strategic partnership model across a broader range of businesses across the bank is an exciting one, particularly when combined with an extended role around mortgages thought-leadership for the BEN Group and ongoing engagement with the industry that is my great passion.”

Darren Kasehagen, the non-major’s head of distribution, said Adelaide Bank remains well positioned to help our partners navigate through the ever-changing property market and home lending landscape.

“Over the last 12 months we have repositioned our lending strategy in response to newly imposed regulatory caps and used the opportunity to fine tune our lending platform,” he said.

“A number of enhancements to our offering, which are currently underway, will make it easier for our partners and customers to do business with us.

“Amanda and I look forward to continuing Adelaide Bank’s proud tradition of being the partner of choice for third party home lending solutions.”

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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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