Rose De Rossi

    rose de rossi

    Chair since 2021

    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.

    Her educational achievements include Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking and the Diploma of Mortgage and Finance.

    Rose was Deputy Chair of the MFAA Board from 2019-201 and was the President of the MFAA Perth Member Forum. She is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Will Foster

    Will Foster profile




    Deputy Chair since 2021

    Director since 2019 (Elected)

    Will has acted as Director / Mortgage Broker at Foster Finance in Sydney for 15 years and has contributed to the finance broking industry through his service on the Combined Industry Forum (CIF) since 2017.

    As an MFAA Director, Will is Chair of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.

    Will holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Finance).

    Kerri Buurman

    Kerri Buurman





    Director since 2021 (Elected)

    Kerri is a Western Australia based finance broker and founder of Buurman Finance Solutions.

    She has over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry and has been a finance broker since 2006. Kerri brings experience as a board member for community organisations and was the President of the MFAA Perth Member Forum. 

    As an MFAA Director, Kerri is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

    Kerri holds a Diploma in Finance Broking and Management.

    Mark Haron

    Mark Haron

    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.

    As an MFAA Director, Mark serves on the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.

    Mark also possesses strong relationships at the highest level with lender partners.

    Caroline Jean-Baptiste

    Caroline Jean Baptiste
    Director since 2019 (Elected)

    Caroline is owner / manager of Mortgage Choice in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane with over 14 years’ experience and has been Franchisee Chair of the Mortgage Choice Franchisee Advisory Council (FAC) since 2017.

    Caroline has also been a Committee member of the Mortgage Choice National Marketing Committee and Marketing Think Tank for over 10 years.

    As an MFAA Director, Caroline serves on the MFAA’s Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.

    Caroline holds a Diploma of Finance (Mortgage Broking).

    Vladimír Malčík  


    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 and 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.

    Marissa Schulze

    Marissa Schulze





    Director since 2021 (Elected)

    Marissa is a multi-award winning mortgage broker with over 10 years’ experience.

    She is the founder and Managing Director of Rise High Financial Solutions in South Australia and previously worked in commercial banking.

    Marissa has prior governance experience gained through positions on various volunteer boards and has was a member of the MFAA Community Panel.

    As an MFAA Director, Marissa is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

    Marissa holds a Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Corporate Finance), Diploma of Financial and Mortgage Broking and a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking.