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    Twenty Australian finance professionals made it into the Mortgage Global 100 this year, showing the strength of the country’s contribution within the world of lending.

    Now in its second year, the annual list shines a spotlight on outstanding professionals who are making a positive difference and driving growth within the industry. Compiled by Mortgage Professional America in conjunction with sister publications – Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional Australia, Australian Broker, and NZ Adviser, the list reflects lending excellence on a global stage and features the best of the best from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

    At home, this year’s list included a diverse mix of brokers as well as members of the lending and aggregation community.

    Honoured in the Mortgage Global 100 for the first time, owner and principal broker of Astute Ability Finance Group Mhairi MacLeod said she was “thrilled” to be named in the prestigious list.

    “To me, it just goes to show when you are dedicated to what you do, having a positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes,” she said.

    “It’s a catalyst that sparks extraordinary results.”

    All Australian-based finance professionals on the list are:

    Cory Bannister – senior vice president and chief lending officer, La Trobe Financial

    Josh Bartlett – managing director for MAB Melbourne, Mortgage Advice Bureau

    Robert Bell – CEO, 86 400

    Kathy Cummings – general manager, broker, BOQ

    Melanie Evans – head of retail bank, ING Australia

    Jeremy Fisher – managing director and founder, 1st Street Financial

    Mark Haron – executive director, Connective

    Mark Hewitt – general manager of industry and partnership development, AFG

    Adrian Lee – founder and managing director, Catalyst Group

    Darren Little and Simon Orbell – CEO and director/senior mortgage adviser, Smartmove

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    William Lockett – managing director, Specialist Finance Group

    Mhairi MacLeod – owner and principal broker, Astute Ability Group

    Scott McWilliam – CEO, Resimac

    Susan Mitchell – CEO, Mortgage Choice

    John Mohnacheff – group sales manager, Liberty

    Ian Rakhit – general manager of third-party banking, Bankwest

    Warren Shaw – head of third party, Westpac

    Simone Tilley – general manager of retail broker, ANZ

    Sarah Thomson – Director of Loan Market Geelong, Loan Market Group

    Sam White – executive chairman, Loan Market

    Click here to view the full Mortgage Global 100 list

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