Our 2023 Conference Speakers

Arjun Paliwal
Arjun Paliwal

The founder and driving force behind InvestorKit Buyer’s Agency as a guest speaker at the "New Broker Academy". Where he will be talking about Creating an unbreakable referral pipeline. By the age of 25, Arjun had already ascended the managerial ranks at CBA and completed his MBA. Now at age of 31, he surpassed the goals of many seasoned property investors, acquiring 17 properties and exceeding $12+ million in property value. Leaving the corporate world to pursue his passion in property, Arjun's entrepreneurial efforts were quickly recognised. He received the 'Rising Star' award in 2020 by REB and is a three time in a row finalist for 'Sydney Young Entrepreneur of the Year' by Business News Australia. (21-22-23). By inside small business he was also ranked a top 50 entrepreneur and small business leader in Australia for 2022. More success followed. Arjun has over a Billion $ in property investing and finance experience and is regularly featured in the mainstream media. Over the last two years, he’s been featured in over 400 mainstream articles and 25+ TV appearances. With his podcasts InvestorKit Podcast and The Property Nerds crossing over 400k downloads. His company Investorkit received the highest accolade in the property investment industry, being Australia’s official, ‘Buyers Agency of the Year for 2023’ by REB. InvestorKit over the last 5 years has seen over 50% revenue growth each and every year whilst maintaining a 100% client satisfaction rate. Arjun has rightfully earned recognition as a leading authority in the property investment industry. 

Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
Founder & Managing Director,
Empower Wealth
Darrell Weekes
Darrell Weekes
Purple Thread MArketing

Darrell Weekes, BIO

Darrell is a Marketing Strategist, Reputation Coach and founder of Purple Thread Marketing, a marketing agency for mortgage professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and USA.

In the early 90’s Darrell helped establish two of Australia most recognisable mortgage brands, Aussie Home Loans, in the ACT and Victoria, and the Professional Lenders Association Network.

Darrell subsequently held senior positions at both AMP Bank and Liberty Financial before founding his own award winning mortgage broking business, ProMortgage, in Canberra in 1999.
In four years, Darrell personally closed, on average, 420 loans a year, and ProMortgage was ranked as the number one Broker in the Professional Lenders Association Network, from the time it joined in 1999 until Darrell sold the business in 2004.

Since starting his consulting business, Darrell has been engaged to work with and present to some of Australia’s most recognisable businesses names, including: The Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie Bank, NAB, AMEX, Mortgage Choice, PLAN, the Real Estate Institutes in QLD, NSW, SA and WA, CPA and CA, the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand, the Australian Institute of Business Brokers, the New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association, the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia, Business NSW, and the Australian Bookkeeping Network, to name just a few.

Darrell is the:
• Past National Marketing Consultant to the Small Business Association of Australia,
• Past NSW Think Tank Leader for the SBAA,
• Past Marketing Ambassador to the Council of Small Business of Australia,
• Past Advisory Committee Member to the Goulburn Regional Innovation Network, and Industry
• Advisory Committee member to the Faculty of Business, Management and Services at Open Colleges Australia.
• President of the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce
• Regional President NSW State Chamber of Commerce

Peter J White AM
Peter J White AM
Managing Director,

Peter White is the Managing Director of the FBAA and first started as a volunteer with the FBAA in 2003 as the State President for NSW, then National President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Peter’s banking and finance career spans over 41 years covering retail banking, Head of Private Banking, Associate Director of Marketing and Distribution in Investment Banking, established RAMS Home Loans first sales office in 1993 and has run several mortgage management and broking businesses of his own.

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