MFAA Executive team

Mike Felton


Mike Felton is CEO of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

Mike joined the MFAA in 2016, bringing more than 35 years’ experience in financial services to the role, having held a range of senior positions in financial markets, treasury, auto and asset finance, and project management.

Over the course of his career, Mike has held transformational roles in high profile, dynamic environments in Australia and abroad, which have s...

Evan Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Evan joined the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) as Chief Operating Officer in 2015.

With over 30 years experience in corporate services including business development, operations, sales and information technology, Evan has enabled organisational growth and service excellence through the formulation of strategic plans and leading the execution of numerous large change management transformations across various industries inclu...

Naveen Ahluwalia

Head of Legal and Compliance

Naveen Ahluwalia joined the MFAA as its Head of Legal and Compliance in 2021. Naveen brings over 15 years’ experience in financial services to the role, having held diverse senior roles in the financial services industry in the areas of legal, compliance, governance, regulatory affairs and policy.

Naveen began her career in 2005 at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) working on financial crime related enforcement proceedin...

Stephen Hale

Head of Marketing and Communications

Stephen is an experienced marketing professional and Managing Director who has worked in consulting and in-house roles covering consumer and B2B marketing.

Prior to the MFAA, Stephen headed up the two businesses for Ogilvy being Ogilvy Impact and OgilvyEarth. He was the founder and MD of what later became the leading sustainability and responsible brands consultancy globally.

Stephen has managed many diverse projects for clients in the FMCG...

Dan Walsh

Head of Education

Dan Walsh joined the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) as Head of Education in 2018.

Dan brings over 25 years of experience in credit and financial services to the MFAA having held roles in retail banking, risk management, business finance and mortgage broking.

Dan began his career in financial services at the Commonwealth Bank, followed by the Illawarra Mutual Building Society (IMB). He then held client management positions w...


State Managers - Business Development

Chelsea Deacon

State Manager - Business Development


Leah Hudson

State Manager - Business Development


Zarko Jokic

State Manager - Business Development


Natalie Price

State Manager - Business Development


Wendy Robertson

State Manager - Business Development


Media enquiries

Tessa Cousins

PR and Communications Manager


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Ana Bratkovic

Education & Professional Development Specialist


Usha Dean

National Marketing Manager


Gina Kearney

Membership Services Manager


Justine Surin

National Events Manager


George Visser

Head of Finance