Australia’s largest mortgage broker has appointed Chris Slater, former Head of Sales and Operations for the own label division, to the role of General Manager AFG Home Loans.
Chris has been with the organisation for eight years starting out as a National Account Manager and then moving to the role of State Manager for NSW/ACT in 2008. In 2013, Chris was appointed to the role of Head of Sales and Operations of the growing AFG Home Loans division of the company and has overseen a period of rapid expansion in the portfolio.
Heading up a national sales team, the focus of Chris’ role at AFG will be the strategic development, sales and general management of this emergent division within the company.
AFG Managing Director Brett McKeon said Chris’ hands on experience and intricate knowledge of the business were two key drivers of the appointment.
“Chris has been a key player in growing this part of our business. AFG is a holistic provider of financial services and the AFG Home Loans division is a key plank of our business strategy.
“We offer the best support, systems and business opportunities for our member brokers in the market, and our commitment to our own label division means we can tailor our own products to suit our members’ needs.
“Chris knows our business, knows our members and knows what needs to be done to deliver the results this part of the company is capable of.
“He has played a central role in the development of our strategy to further expand and develop our core product line for AFG Home Loans and I look forward to working with Chris to realize the potential of this line of our business.”
Chris and his family are relocating from Sydney to be based in AFG’s Perth head office this week.
“AFG has given me some tremendous opportunities over the past eight years and to continue to be able to help drive the strategy for the AFG Home Loans division is something I’m very much looking forward to,” said Chris.