Commercial Partnerships Team

Meet our Commercial Partnerships Leadership Team

Meet our national Commercial Partnerships Team

Meet our Commercial Partnerships Leadership Team

Steven Degetto Chief Commercial Officer

Steven joined Genworth as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2017. He has over 25 years’ experience in banking and insurance. With a strong track record of developing partnerships across a broad range of financial institutions, Steven’s strategic thinking, deep understanding of customer opportunities and challenges coupled with his commercial acumen have enabled him to consistently deliver customer value and insights.

Prior to joining Genworth, Steven was Head of Bank Intermediaries with the Suncorp Group where he managed all intermediary relationships across Australia supporting over 14,000 mortgage brokers in the provision of Suncorp Group products and services. Most recently he was Head of Wealth and Life Intermediaries at Suncorp and led the sales and retention strategy across the life insurance and wealth management businesses. Steven has also held various leadership roles within financial services at both Macquarie Group and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Tasmania, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. He is a Fellow of both the MFAA and FINSIA.

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Clair Steenson Customer Experience Leader
0439 591 247

Clair joined Genworth in 2005 and has performed a number of roles including Senior Project Manager and Corporate Relationship Manager developing close relationships with customers in both the major and regional segments. For a two year period, Clair held the position in our Operations department of Homeowner Assistance Program Manager overseeing our Hardship Program and creating the Borrower Sale Program.

Returning to the Commercial Partnerships Team in late 2014, Clair has is responsible for tracking our contract and joint initiatives work with customers, establishing procedures and working closely with all internal departments in particular IT, Operations and Risk to deliver on our customer commitments.

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Natasha Brown Strategic Partnership Leader
0409 882 532

Natasha joined Genworth in 2017, bringing a wealth of experience in client management across the payments, insurance and legal industries. Combining her passion for understanding clients with her ability to drive strategy execution and change initiatives, Natasha is focused on driving strong customer relationships, enhancing the customer experience and improving business engagement. Prior to joining Genworth, Natasha led the Client Experience team at Cuscal and held a role as Strategic Relationship Manager in the Insurance sector.

In her role as Strategic Partnership Leader, Natasha collaborates with both customers and internal stakeholders to develop and execute on our customers’ capital and risk management strategies with a focus on retaining and growing existing customer portfolios and successfully engaging new customers.

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Strachan Taylor Strategic Partnership Leader
0407 348 405

Strachan joined Genworth in 2017, bringing over 20 years’ experience across many aspects of banking and finance. Strachan has previously worked at Advance Bank, St.George, Westpac, One Big Switch, Loan Market and most recently at Woolworths broadening their financial services offerings. Strachan understands the importance of customer centricity with hands on experience across banking operations, mortgage broking, sales and marketing.

In his role as Strategic Partnership Leader, Strachan collaborates with both customers and internal stakeholders to develop and execute on our customers’ capital and risk management strategies with a focus on retaining and growing existing customer portfolios and successfully engaging new customers.

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Paul Chapman Strategic Partnership Leader
0422 232 655

Most recently Paul has worked as the General Manager for SLF Lawyers, who are a private commercial law firm. 

Prior to his most recent role, Paul ran his own sales and management/leadership training business for three years after spending a number of years as State Sales Manager VIC/TAS/SA for Asteron Life Insurance, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of Suncorp Group.

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Meet our national Commercial Partnerships Team

Annabel Malouf Corporate Partnership Manager
0411 267 952

Annabel joined Genworth in May 2013 and has 11 years' experience within the banking and finance industry. Prior to joining Genworth, Annabel worked as a Mortgage Broker with Mortgage Choice in addition to 5 years experience in an array of roles including Home Finance Manager and Local Business Banker within Westpac’s Retail Banking sector.

In her current role as Corporate Partnership Manager, Annabel strives to deliver first class customer service with a strong focus on developing effective working relationships.

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Brendon Bonner Corporate Partnership Manager
0428 240 905

Brendon is a long-standing member of Genworth’s Commercial Partnerships Team, having been with Genworth for over 20 years. Over this time, Brendon has developed and maintained close relationships with his customers and provides the highest level of support and service. Brendon works primarily with our Queensland and Western Australia based customers.

With close to 30 years’ experience in the finance and mortgage industry, Brendon’s knowledge and skillset enable him to have a customer focus, understanding and advocacy that is second to none.

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Gavin Turrell Corporate Partnership Manager
0418 436 606

Gavin joined the Genworth Sales Team as a Relationship Manager in 2004, after migrating to Australia from the UK. Prior to coming to Australia, Gavin worked as a Sales Manager for the Payment Protection arm of Genworth Financial in the UK.

In his current role, Gavin manages many of Genworth's key relationships; working closely with the customer to resolve day to day issues; partnering to implement strategy, and crucially ensuring overall that the customer receives the best possible service from Genworth, across all fronts.

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Jo Fitzroy-Kelly Corporate Partnership Manager
0400 192 522

Jo joined Genworth in 2005, as New Zealand Sales Manager. Having spent over 18 years in the mortgage industry her experience is varied, having had roles in lending management, business development, wealth management and a period as a self-employed broker.

In March 2010, Jo joined the Australian team and commenced as a Corporate Partnership Manager, NSW & NZ. In 2011 Jo relocated to Victoria continuing as a Corporate Partnership Manager. Working alongside some of Genworth's key customers, Jo's focus is on understanding lenders' key strategic goals and finding ways to optimise joint opportunities.

Of prime importance to Jo is the ability to build strong relationships with her customers, allowing for greater effectiveness in supporting their needs.

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Justin Ker Corporate Partnership Manager
0419 511 246

Justin joined Genworth in 2012 and has 10+ years' experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Genworth, Justin worked at the Commonwealth Bank in retail services.

In his current role as Corporate Partnership Manager, Justin prides himself on delivering an exceptional customer experience, maintaining strong partnerships and understanding customer needs. His previous roles within Operations, Loss Management and more recently the Customer Experience Manager within Commercial Partnerships at Genworth provide Justin with a vast knowledge of systems, processes and customer support.

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Laura Hyder Corporate Partnership Manager
0437 804 367

Laura joined Genworth as a Relationship Manager in 2012 bringing with her over 17 years of experience in banking and financial services. Her previous career has included roles in Retail and Wholesale banking, analytics and risk management.

In her current role as Corporate Partnership Manager, Laura’s strong customer service and leadership skills ensure a demonstrated best value and experience for customers. She prides herself on building and strengthening relationships with all stakeholders and is a passionate advocate for all her customers.

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Rebecca Mitchell Corporate Partnership Manager
0428 603 952

Bec joined Genworth in February 2012 as a Risk Analyst. After a successful period establishing herself as a valued member of the Risk team, Bec transitioned to the role of Genworth’s Commercial Integration Manager. Bec has 11 years’ experience within the banking and finance industry. Prior to joining Genworth, Bec worked in the UK in a variety of statistical and analytical roles, including Retail Banking and Executive Reporting at The Royal Bank of Scotland.

In her current role as Corporate Partnership Manager, Bec brings a wealth of IT and Risk expertise from her previous roles, as well as a number of established customer relationships. Bec is very passionate and focused on delivering exceptional customer service and strives to truly understand customer needs. Maintaining and building strong customer relationships and providing valuable customer support is Bec’s primary objective in her role as CRM.

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