We are excited to introduce you to three of our newest Business Development Management team members. Peter Summerton, working closely with Dale Leaver-Keith, is looking after our South Australian Brokers while Fiona Gray is on maternity leave. James Ashdown joins Matthew Stone and Sue Griffiths in our Queensland team and Skye Callaghan joins Mary Mase and Mary McKenna in Victoria.
Peter brings over 30 years experience from the Finance Industry, spending the last seven as the National Franchise Manager of Club Financial Services. Along with an extensive understanding of the Finance Industry, Peter’s key strengths is coaching people to improve their confidence by teaching ways to overcome objections, barriers or obstacles. Peter challenges people to accept changes to their routines, push themselves out of their comfort zone and finds they actually like it as when they reflect on their change of habits, they see the benefits financially or personally. Peter will manage Northern South Australia.
James has more than 10 years experience in the Finance Industry with his most recent role at St Georges Bank as a third party BDM. He was nominated by his peers as Lender BDM 2012 for the Australian Mortgage Awards. Prior to St George he spent four years as a portfolio BDM with FAST in both New South Wales and Queensland. James will manage Queensland South including Brisbane South, Northern New South Wales and Ipswich to Toowoomba.
Skye has spent 17 years of her career in the Financial Services and Banking Industry. Her most recent role was as a Sales and Strategy Manager with ME Bank. Prior to ME Bank Skye worked with ANZ in various roles including National Manager Origin, Manager & Project Leader for Transactional Banking & Secured Lending, Retail & Wealth Asia and National Franchise Manager, Mortgage Solutions. Skye will manage the Eastern Region of Victoria.