Fintelligence CEO steps down after 16 years with AFG

Aggregator announces another personnel change with appointment of new state manager

Fintelligence CEO steps down after 16 years with AFG

Chris Slater, the chief executive of Fintelligence, the asset finance arm of AFG, has announced his resignation after a 16-year tenure with the aggregator.

During his time at AFG, Slater (pictured above left) held various roles since joining the company in 2007 as national account manager. A key figure in the company’s development, he took on the role as CEO of Fintelligence last October. He will continue to serve in his current role until a successor is appointed.

“It’s been an amazing journey working side-by-side with some amazing people, and I’ve made so many friends for life,” Slater said. “A huge thank you to all our staff, our brokers, and industry colleagues who have reached out with some very kind messages.”

AFG chief executive David Bailey commented on Slater’s departure, noting his significant contributions to the company and the strong relationships he built within the broker network.

“Personally, I am very sorry to see Chris go, and I am sure many in our company and in our broker network who have worked closely with him over such a long period of time will feel the same,” Bailey said. “He has been an important part of AFG for a very long time across a number of roles. His commitment to our members and camaraderie with our staff is second to none. All of us at AFG wish him all the very best and we look forward to watching his next career move.”

Bailey reaffirmed AFG’s commitment to maintaining its position as a leading aggregator partner, emphasising ongoing product and service innovation.

In related news, AFG announced the appointment of Haley Bellamy (pictured above centre) as the new state manager for NSW/ACT at the AFG Now! broker roadshow and sponsor expo in Sydney.

Bellamy, who has been with AFG for four years as a partnership manager, brings over 20 years of industry experience to her new role.

“Having been part of a leadership team building a highly successful finance broking business, Haley has a deep understanding of what it takes to build a successful mortgage broking business and of the role an aggregator partner can provide,” said Them Lam, AFG’s head of sales and distribution.

“Haley’s genuine care in supporting AFG members to de-risk, grow, and create efficiencies in their businesses, along with her experience coaching and leading teams, brings a unique skill set to enable her to deliver continuity and support to the extensive AFG network in NSW and the ACT.”

Bellamy succeeds Joseph Khal (pictured above right), who is departing after seven years with AFG.

“Throughout JK’s time with us, he has played an integral part in shaping our success, firstly in AFG Home Loans, then Broker Experience, then as our leader in multiple states and lastly a major reason why NSW is now the business it is,” Lam said.

“We will miss JK as part of our team, but I am personally very proud to see him take this next step.

“JK remains fully committed to ensuring a seamless transition and in the coming months he will work closely with Haley to complete the handover to ensure continuity, and to uphold our standards of excellence in supporting our members.”

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