Chairman since 2017 (Elected)
Director since 2014 (Elected)
Donna is a mortgage broker as part of the Oxygen Home Loans Team, covering the Sutherland Shire area, Sydney, NSW.
Donna has over 20 years’ experience in the finance industry and has been a mortgage broker since 2004.
As an MFAA Director, Donna is a member of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee and is the liaison Director for the National Aggregators Forum.
Donna holds a Certificate IV and Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking and is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration degree.
Deputy Chairman since 2017 (Elected)
Director since 2015 (Elected)
Melissa is a passionate, award winning AFG Broker backed by 16 years’ experience in the mortgage industry.
Melissa owns and operates a successful boutique-size business, Smart Lending, in the west of Melbourne.
In 2014 Melissa was the MFAA National Excellence Awards Winner in the prestigious category, “Mortgage Credit Adviser of the Year. Other Awards include winning the AFG Home Loan Writer of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
As an MFAA Director, Melissa is the Chair of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee and is the liaison Director for the National Equipment and Commercial Finance Forum.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Business, Applied Economics (Victoria University) and a Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking. Melissa is also a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Director since 2018 (Elected)
Kathryn has been serving on Committees and Boards for over 20 years, both at State and National level, having undertaken Treasurer and Chair roles.
Kathryn is a personal mortgage advisor based in Brisbane and operates a Smartline franchise with her husband, servicing clients across Australia.
As an MFAA Director, Kathryn serves on the Audit & Risk Management Committee.
Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Acct) and a Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking Management.
Director since 2018 (Elected)
Sarah is an accomplished credit, risk and debt structuring professional. She has a national client base (with herself being based in Perth) after a long and successful career in her hometown of Sydney.
She has a national client base predominantly working between Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Sarah's key specialty is in the area of providing industry leading financing solutions for health and medical specialists.
As an MFAA Director, Sarah is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.
Sarah holds a Master of Management (Financial Management) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, as well as both a Diploma of Finance Broking and Financial Planning. Sarah is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and is currently completing the Company Directors Course with the AICD (GAICD).
Rose De Rossi
Director since 2017 (Elected)
Rose is a multi-award winning finance broker who started her banking and finance career in 1985 with the R&I Bank, now known as Bankwest. After 14 years in various management and lending roles, she became a finance broker with Choice Home Loans in 1999. In 2009 her agency rebranded to Diversifi Pty Ltd with co-director Tracey Lea Gilbert.
As an MFAA Director, Rose is a member of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.
Her educational achievements include Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking and the Diploma of Mortgage and Finance.
Rose was recently the President of the MFAA WA Perth Forum and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Director since 2017 (Appointed)
Vladimír is an experienced director, chief financial officer and company secretary with broad background in finance, accounting and company secretarial practice in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
He brings important skills to the MFAA Board, including: corporate planning, strategy formulation and implementation, mergers, acquisitions, privatisations, company performance improvements and restructuring.
As an MFAA Director, Vladimír is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.
Vladimír holds a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Finance, a Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major) and a Diploma Company Directors Course.
He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries in Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Director since 2019 (Appointed)
Mark brings with him a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of mortgage broking and lending.
His vast experience and expertise span strategic management, operations, sales, relationship management, compliance and governance.
After starting his career in the industry as a mortgage broker in 1996, Mark became the CEO of aggregator FAST, before being appointed to the Connective Board of Directors in 2006.
Currently Deputy Chair of the Combined Industry Forum, Mark is intimately acquainted with the industry’s work to guide and implement reforms to improve customer outcomes.
He also possesses strong relationships at the highest level with lender partners.