AFG welcomes new board member

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Australian Finance Group Ltd (ASX:AFG) has today announced the expansion of its board with the appointment of Ms Annette King to the AFG board as an independent Non-Executive Director.

Ms King is an experienced non-executive board director and former financial services executive with extensive experience in leadership roles for large multinational companies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

AFG Chair Tony Gill welcomed Ms King to the board. “I am delighted to announce Annette’s appointment to the AFG board. Annette’s diverse experience at both board and executive level means she understands the balance between sound governance and commercial imperatives.”

“An actuary by training, Annette’s background in financial services and entrepreneurial skills will contribute valuable insights to the AFG board,” he said. “Annette brings to the board a deep financial acumen and understanding of the business drivers behind growth.”

“Annette’s broad skill set will add to the board’s diversity of experience and will help steer AFG’s expansion as we continue to deliver competition and choice to the Australian lending market.”

“On behalf of shareholders, I welcome Annette to the AFG board and look forward to her contribution.”

In accepting her position as a director, Ms King said: “AFG is a high calibre organisation that is
laser-focussed on their clients and partners. This is an exciting time in the development of mortgage broking and financial services; and AFG are at the forefront of leveraging technology, data and digital ecosystems to help their clients. I’m delighted to join the AFG board as the company continues to profitably grow its business.”

Ms King’s appointment, to a casual vacancy on the board, will commence in February 2022.

Annette King Biography
Annette is an experienced company director, CEO and actuary, with over 30 years’ experience in financial services across Asia-Pacific. Prior to becoming a non-executive director, Annette had a successful track record as a CEO, CFO and CMO of significant financial institutions, as well as being a founder/entrepreneur. Annette has served large multi-national companies (Swiss Re, AXA, Manulife, Mercer) and fintech companies (FNZ, Galileo Platforms). Her focus is on business growth through differentiated client experience, organisational culture and innovation via digital and technology enablement. She serves on the boards of Swiss Re, MLC Superannuation, Galileo Platforms and will be President and chair of the Actuaries Institute in 2022. She was previously President of the Life Insurance Association of Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, and is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia.

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