Goldfields Money has announced the appointment of its new CEO following an extensive search over the past three months.
Simon Lyons will join the lender from the Fixed Income Investment Group, where he was the director for the company’s Western Australian operations. Mr Lyons also worked previously as the head of Macquarie Wealth, as well as a division director for Macquarie Group and state manager for Macquarie Bank.
Goldfields Money chairman Peter Wallace said Mr Lyons is the right candidate to lead the lender into its next phase of growth.
“Simon is a dynamic executive with 20 years of management experience within the financial services industry identifying market opportunities and building successful businesses,” he said.
“He will bring to Goldfields Money strong leadership and strategic vision to drive business growth and build our competitive strength.”
Mr Lyons said he is excited about leading Goldfields Money and is looking forward to working closely with the team and the board in implementing strategies that will grow the business from its strong base.
“The Goldfields Money business has a proud history here in Western Australia, and there are numerous opportunities to build upon the quality service that we offer to our customers in order to grow the business,” he said.
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