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Mortgage Choice Board of Directors

Meet the six members of the Board including Chairman Vicki Allen and co-founders Peter and Rodney Higgins.

Meet our Board

Vicki Allen

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Vicki was appointed the Independent Non-Executive Chairman in July 2017. Vicki has over twenty five years of senior executive experience across the financial services and property sectors.

She previously served as Chief Operating Officer of The Trust Company Limited and prior to this held various senior roles at both National Australia Bank and Lend Lease Corporation. She has held a number of non-executive director roles in recent years and is currently a non-executive director of Bennelong Funds Management Limited and the BT Funds Board.

She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Trustee Fellow of The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.


Peter Higgins

Non-Executive Director

Member of Audit Committee

Peter is co-founder of Mortgage Choice. He is also a Director of technology company Power & Data Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as

Having been successfully self-employed for over 25 years, Peter is an investor in a diverse number of industries covering manufacturing, agriculture, technology, property and finance.



Rodney Higgins

Non-Executive Director

Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committees

Rodney is co-founder of Mortgage Choice. With a background in residential and commercial property, sales and leasing, he has been a Director of companies involved in manufacturing, wholesaling, importing, retailing and finance.



Deborah Ralston


Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of Audit Committee

Chairman of the Mortgage Choice Financial Planning Investment Committee

Deborah is Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and Professor of Finance at Monash University.

She was formerly Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Canberra and has also been Director of the Centre for Australian Financial Institutions at the University of Southern Queensland. Deborah is a former Director of Heritage Building Society.



Steve Jermyn


Independent Non-Executive Director

Chairman of Audit Committee

Steve joined McDonald’s Australia in 1984 and joined the Board of Directors in 1986. In June 1999, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director.

Steve has been involved in all aspects of the development of the McDonald’s restaurant business in Australia and brings with him significant experience in the development of new business and franchising. He retired from McDonald’s Australia in 2005. Steve is also a Director of Reverse Corp Limited.



Sean Clancy


Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of Audit and Remuneration Committees

With a sales and marketing background across many industries including banking, fast moving consumer goods, liquor, pharmacy, consumer electronics, telecommunications and hardware, Sean brings a diverse range of knowledge and expertise to the Mortgage Choice Board.

He is also Chief Executive Officer of Transfusion Limited, a Director of the Sydney Swans Foundation, Chairman of Metropolis Inc and Ambassador to Business Events Sydney.

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