AMP dealer group head departs

The managing director of an AMP-aligned dealer group is exiting the business to take on a new role.

Hillross Financial Services managing director Dean Thomas will take on the role of chief advice officer at Mortgage Choice.

His appointment follows the departure of Tania Milnes who spent 14 years with the business.

Thomas was managing director at Hillross for almost three years. Prior to that, he was director of product strategy and services at AMP and general manager of retail wealth platforms at National Australia Bank.

Mortgage Choice chief executive Susan Mitchell said: "Tania was instrumental in leading Mortgage Choice Financial Planning since its foundation in 2012 and has led the business to reach a significant milestone of $1 billion in funds under advice."

She added that Thomas will be a valuable addition to the executive leadership team.

"Financial planning is a vital part of Mortgage Choice's future and I look forward to seeing Dean take the business into its next chapter of growth," Mitchell said.

"Dean's experience in strategic direction and business transformation will play a vital role in leading our financial planning division. His wealth of experience will strengthen our ability to navigate the current industry challenges and position Mortgage Choice financial planning for long-term growth."

Commenting on his appointment, Thomas added: "I am thrilled to be joining Mortgage Choice and look forward to leading the financial planning division into its next phase."

Read more: Mortgage Choice Financial PlanningDean ThomasSusan MitchellTania MilnesHillross Financial ServicesNational Australia Bank
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