Meet our Directors
Our Directors combine their knowledge, experience and leadership to move Connective forward
Glenn Lees – Director and CEO
Glenn Lees is a director and CEO of the Connective Group. He started his career in the mortgage broking industry in 2000, initially as a mortgage broker before becoming one of the founding directors and shareholders of Connective in 2003.
Glenn holds bachelor’s degrees in Science and Law from Monash University, and is currently a member of the OPM Program at Harvard Business School.
Glenn has been intimately involved in all aspects of the Connective business on its growth journey from 2 brokers to the largest mortgage aggregator in Australia by number of brokers and volume of loans settled.
As CEO, and supported by the Connective executive team, Glenn is responsible for the development and implementation of Connective’s growth strategy, and has a particular passion for Connective’s award winning Mercury Platform.
Mark Haron – Executive Director
Board Member MFAA, Deputy Chair Combined Industry Forum
Mark was appointed Executive Director of Connective in 2006, having previously been the CEO at aggregator FAST. Mark brings with him a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of mortgage broking and lending. His vast experience and expertise spans operations, sales and relationship management. Mark is an active advocate of the industry and has recently been appointed to the MFAA Board.
Mark is also the Deputy Chair of the Combined Industry Forum, an industry group guiding and implementing reforms to improve customer outcomes throughout the industry. Mark’s vision for the future of the industry strongly influences the direction that Connective takes in its dealings with broker members and lender partners.
Mark has been instrumental in driving Connective’s growth through establishing excellent lender relationships to strengthen Connective’s industry leading panel. He has worked tirelessly to advocate for brokers and the mortgage broking industry helping shape key industry reforms and deliver better customer outcomes.
Graham Maloney – Independent Director and Chairman
Graham joined the Connective board as an independent director and Chairman in 2011.
Having spent 38 years in the financial services sector, Graham has worked across a broad range of disciplines including superannuation, life insurance, general insurance, commercial banking and investment banking.
James Atkins – Director
James Atkins joined the Connective board in April 2016. James is an experienced non-executive director, business advisor and marketing strategist. As a Director at Vantage Strategy & Marketing, he works with boards and management teams helping them clarify their strategy and implement change so that they can grow. Prior to setting up Vantage, James was a senior executive in highly competitive markets, including financial services, retail and energy.