Australia’s leading mortgage broker, Aussie Home Loans, has increased its commitment to South Australia and the Northern Territory with the appointment of Aaron Hockey into the new role of State Manager SA/NT.
Mr Hockey, who was formerly Regional Manager with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, has responsibility for supporting and growing Aussie’s SA and NT network which includes 12 retail stores, over 30 mobile mortgage brokers and six team members.
Aussie’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Symond, said “We’ve reviewed our sales structure to ensure our brokers get the focus and resources they need to take their businesses to the next level. We have many standout franchise stores and mobile brokers in SA and NT, such as Aussie Prospect and Aussie Darwin among others, and Aaron will be instrumental in supporting them grow their businesses while also increasing our footprint.
“Aaron has significant experience in leading a large distribution network and a strong understanding of the local SA and NT markets. He gets how to implement innovative customer focused strategies which deliver results and will be a great asset to our sales leadership team and SA and NT franchisees and brokers,” Mr Symond added.
Aussie recently expanded its number of stores in Darwin under experienced franchisees Janine and Murray Ashmore, with the new Aussie Palmerston store servicing the southern side of Darwin and regional areas in the NT to complement their Aussie Darwin store.
Mr Hockey said “I’m delighted to be joining the country’s top mortgage broker at such a pivotal time of growth across the NT and SA. I’m most looking forward to helping Aussie’s current and future brokers capitalise on the growth potential.”
Born and raised in Adelaide, Mr Hockey spent five years in management positions with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s retail business Bendigo Bank in Adelaide, Darwin and Perth, with his last position as Regional Manager.
Mr Hockey was previously a credit manager with Elders Rural Services and a manager with National Australia Bank.Mr Hockey commenced with Aussie on 26 March 2018 and reports to General Manager Distribution, Brad Cramb. For more information about a career or business opportunity with Aussie, visit www.aussie.com.au/careers.