AFG names new state manager

She succeeds long-time AFG executive Beccy Ras

AFG names new state manager

Mortgage aggregator Australian Finance Group (AFG) has appointed Margie Cannizzo (pictured) as the new state manager for Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Based in Brisbane, she succeeds long-time AFG executive Beccy Ras, who is set to retire next month.

Cannizzo, previously the state manager for Victoria and Tasmania at Mortgage Choice, has decades of experience in both lending and broking within the finance industry. She has also been recognised for her leadership skills and commitment to staff development, receiving the Mentor of the Year award in 2023 at both the Australian Broking Awards and the Better Business Awards.

“Margie is an energetic, results-focused sales leader with extensive experience across the finance sector,” said Them Lam, head of sales and distribution at Australian Finance Group. “Margie will hit the ground running – leading a high-performing and motivated sales team helping AFG’s extensive network of brokers in Queensland and Northern New South Wales grow their businesses.”

Commenting on her appointment, Cannizzo said she was excited to become a part of one of the industry’s largest aggregators.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with members to understand their goals, aspirations and create strategies to help members succeed,” she said. “I’m also looking forward to continuing to foster a strong community culture, sharing best practices among members to drive sustainable growth and high performance.”

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