AFG has today announced Queensland and northern New South Wales State Manager Beccy Ras will retire from her role after almost 24 years at the company.
Beccy joined AFG in January 2000 as National Accounts Manager after several years working at financial companies in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. She became AFG Queensland State Manager in 2002.
AFG Head of Sales and Distribution Chris Slater paid tribute to Beccy’s significant contribution to the company and her support of AFG brokers in the state.
“Beccy has been fundamental to the success of AFG in Queensland and Northern NSW. Her leadership and advocacy on behalf of her members has been a key driver in helping build many robust and successful mortgage businesses across Queensland and northern NSW.”
In her time as State Manager Beccy was responsible for the recruitment, growth and retention of AFG members across Australia’s second largest state.
“Beccy’s passion for the industry and her knowledge of the market has been an invaluable asset to AFG. On behalf of all of her friends and colleagues at AFG, I would like to thank Beccy for her commitment and hard work and wish her well in her retirement.”
“We will all miss Beccy’s professionalism, commitment to her team and our members, and her sense of fun. She has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside for so many years.”
Beccy said AFG was in a strong, market leading position in her area and the time was right for her personally to pursue retirement.
Reflecting on her time with AFG Beccy said, “I have had an amazing career with AFG, watching the company evolve from a small business navigating through the emerging mortgage broking world to the dynamic company it is today.”
“I’ll certainly miss the wonderful AFG Queensland team and the brokers whose journeys I’ve shared along the way. I am now very much looking forward to enjoying the next chapter with my lovely husband and family.”
Slater said the company will spend the next few months recruiting for a new State Manager to take the helm. “We are looking for a highly capable, results-driven people leader to join the team in Queensland. The role has autonomy, a strong sales management focus and we are looking for someone who is solution focused at all times,” he said.
“The role is dynamic, challenging and highly rewarding with a focus on the support of our members at the core of the role.”
“Beccy’s retirement will take effect early next year so she will be making sure she can say a proper farewell to AFG’s Queensland brokers before she leaves,” he concluded.