After six years at St George Bank Steven Heavey today announced that he will be moving on at the end of the bank’s financial year.
Mr Heavey told The Adviser that with the bank’s multi-brand strategy now successfully in place the time was right for him to set his sights on the next challenge.
“The implementation of the multi-brand strategy, culminating with the launch of the Bank of Melbourne, has been a significant achievement for St George and I’m proud of the role I’ve played.
“With this important milestone for the bank now accomplished, I feel that after six years with St George the time is right for me to look for a fresh challenge,” Mr Heavey said.
Mr Heavey will remain at the helm of St George’s third party distribution until the end of September.
“I’m in no rush to move on. I’ve very much enjoyed working for St George and I’ll continue to work with our broker partners for the next three months.
Mortgage Choice CEO Michael Russell was quick to acknowledge the role that Mr Heavey has played in the industry and the achievements he has made at St George.
“Steven has been a big advocate of the broking industry and he has never shied away from making tough decisions.
“He has left an indelible mark on St George and I have no doubt that he has a greater role to play in the industry in the future. He brings profile, he brings passion and above all he brings commitment,” Mr Russell said.
Mr Heavey joined St George in January 2005 after building the Mortgage Solutions franchise network for ANZ.
He initially joined St George as head of the Queensland retail network however with his experience was given the responsibility for all intermediaries which included broker, referrer and a group of agents distributing St George products.