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HomeStart nabs BOQ retail CRO

HomeStart has recruited a Bank of Queensland executive to become its new chief risk officer.

Ryan Officer has been appointed to the chief risk officer (CRO) role with the South Australia state government-backed organisation, after working for nearly 20 years in banking and finance.

Mr Officer has come to HomeStart from Bank of Queensland (BOQ), where he was most recently chief risk officer for the retail segment.

He had led the mortgage risk assessment teams nationally for Bank of Queensland, Virgin Money and BOQ Specialist, as well as supporting divisions with operational risk and compliance responsibilities.

Mr Officer will be relocating from Queensland to his native South Australia for the new role with HomeStart.

“It’s not only great to be back in Adelaide, but also being part of an organisation that plays such an important role within the home ownership journey for South Australians, which is something I’m passionate about,” he said.

His appointment follows HomeStart’s recent promotion of chief financial officer Andrew Mills to chief executive, effective from December.

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The organisation is on the search for a new CFO.

Previously, Mr Officer held other senior roles with BOQ, including head of retail credit risk assessment and state manager for Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern NSW.

He began his career as a settlements officer with Adelaide Bank.

[Related: ANZ unveils new institutional bank leadership]

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