AFG appoints Chris Slater, Them Lam to new roles

Announcement made at national conference

AFG appoints Chris Slater, Them Lam to new roles

One of the nation’s largest broker aggregators, Australian Finance Group, has announced changes to two key positions at its 2023 national conference, AFG NEXT in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Them Lam (pictured above left), general manager aggregation, will move into the role of head of sales and distribution, replacing Chris Slater (pictured above right), who will take on a new role as CEO of AFG’s asset finance arm Fintelligence.

The new appointments are about driving AFG’s support of its extensive broker member base.

AFG CEO David Bailey said he was very pleased to announce the appointment of Lam to the role of head of sales and distribution.

“Them’s drive and passion for our brokers is exceptional,” Bailey said. “He will always go the extra mile to find a solution and he has built a reputation as a true and trusted business partner for our members.”

“Them will have responsibility for aggregation, home and commercial loans and will be supported by the state sales teams across the country. I congratulate Them on his well-deserved promotion.”

Bailey said Slater had been working with the team at Fintelligence across the past 12 months.

“The Fintelligence leadership team have appointed Chris to the role of CEO as they continue to accelerate their growth plans.

“Chris will help with the direction and expansion of the business as its integration with AFG gets underway and to bring AFG’s experience in product development and broker distribution to the Fintelligence network.

“I congratulate Chris on his appointment and look forward to working with the team as we maximise the opportunities for brokers across the Fintelligence network.”

Bailey said both Lam and Slater had played integral leadership roles at AFG for a number of years.

“It has been my pleasure to watch their career progression and I am very pleased to see them step up into their new positions.”

“I look forward to working with them both to continue to deliver significant and sustainable future opportunities for our brokers and customers across the group.”

AFG snapped up a majority stake in asset finance aggregation business Fintelligence in 2021

In other AFG news, AFG Securities launched AFG Home Loans Retro Thrive earlier this month, offering interest-only loans for over 50-year-olds refinancing existing investment debt, while Slater recently explained at MPA’s annual aggregator roundtable how AFG was assisting brokers and their customers during challenging times.