Two new Board members were appointed to the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Board at our Annual General Meeting yesterday.

The new Board members are:

Kerri BuurmanKerri Buurman
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 has been appointed to the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Marissa SchulzeMarissa Schulze
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 was a member of the MFAA Community Panel.

As an MFAA Director, Marissa has been appointed to the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Current board member Rose De Rossi has been named as Chair of the Board and Will Foster has been named Deputy Chair.

Rose joined the MFAA Board as a Director in 2017 and was appointed as Deputy Chair in 2019. 

“I’d like to welcome Kerri and Marissa as Directors and the valuable experience they bring to the Board as we look to 2022 and beyond,” said Rose.

“I’m grateful to the Board for putting their confidence in me as Chair and look forward to continuing to work with the Board and the MFAA management team to support and grow our vibrant and important industry.” 

Rose replaces Donna Beazley who leaves the MFAA Board after serving for a total of seven years.

Donna joined the MFAA Board in 2014 and was appointed as Chair in 2017. She was also a member of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.

“Throughout her time on the Board, Donna has made significant contributions to both the MFAA and the finance broking industry,” said MFAA Chief Executive Officer Mike Felton.

“Donna has played a key role in guiding the association through what has been a period of great uncertainty, disruption and scrutiny for the industry. We are indebted to her for her massive contribution and leadership as the MFAA has continued to strengthen and defend the industry whilst ensuring that the voice of the broker is heard.

“I can’t thank Donna enough for her outstanding service to the MFAA Board over the past seven years and as Chair for the past four years. The success we have had, and the Association we are today, would not have been possible without her unflappable support and leadership.”

Also retiring from the MFAA Board are Kathryn Harrison and Sarah Wells.

Kathryn and Sarah both joined the MFAA Board in 2018 and were members of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. 

“On behalf of the MFAA Board, members and staff, I’d like to thank Donna, Kathryn and Sarah for their contributions to the organisation and our industry,” said Rose.