Meet our leading ladies

Real women inspiring you to be fearless!

With so many successful women in the Mortgage Choice family, we want to share our leading ladies are continually making an impact in not only the Mortgage Choice family but within the finance industry.


Belinda Sugars

Beginning her Mortgage Choice journey in 2005, Belinda is successfully running her business in Parkside, South Australia. Prior to this Belinda worked in retail banking for the big four, for fifteen years. She has won multiple awards throughout her time in the finance industry. Belinda is active in her local community, participating in fundraising, charity initiative and recently completed a walk for Catherine House.

“Acceptance is one of my favourite words and I embrace it . It is such a great feeling knowing whatever challenge is next we accept it and champion it."

Michelle Liddle

Michelle has been a Financial Adviser in Melbourne since 2016. Prior to this, she was an adviser at AMP and she also worked in Mortgage Choice Melbourne for seven years as an Account Manager. Michelle's franchise is linked to one of the largest broking franchises in the Mortgage Choice network.

“My advice is to follow your passion. If you love listening, counselling, finding solutions for some complex problems and being able to communicate that in a way that the average person can understand, then being a Mortgage Broker or Financial Adviser is a very rewarding career,"

Gorana Masic

Gorana has been a mobile broker for her business in Richmond since 2015 and although she just recently returned from maternity leave, she’s back in full swing and proving that you definitely can have the best of both worlds.

“There is a market for female brokers and you will find success. Focus on what you are going to gain by becoming a mortgage broker. Don't expect to have an easy start. Ask for help. Back yourself and be yourself - your clients will love you”

Larissa Barton

After making the decision to make a seachange with her husband Gordon and their young kids in 2014, Larissa decided to become a franchise owner in Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Moving from NSW this was a massive adjustment, but they now call Peregian Beach home and are very active in their local community, as well as having a significant social media presence. 

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Leanne Johnstone

Leanne joined Mortgage Choice in 2002, and is a one stop shop for all things Mortgage Choice and the broking industry. She started off running a franchise at Norwest but recently relocated her business to Lane cove. She’s been through all sorts of challenges, from running a business to a divorce. Leanne was recently named Single Operator of the Year at the Mortgage Choice National Conference 2020.

“Embrace change & know that it provides many opportunities. Reach out, pick up the phone & don’t be scared. Aspire to learn every day. Most importantly, do something for you. Find a passion outside of work & family that will help you switch off & smile”

Tracey Peters

Tracey decided to make the leap and run her own business in 2016. She was already a high performing mobile lender at Newcastle Permanent, but decided she wanted to run her own business and is achieving incredible results. She is successfully running her own Mortgage Choice shop front and continues to be recognised as a rising star in the NSW network.

“With Knowledge.... you need to constantly keep on top of changes as they happen..Knowledge is Power”

Joanna Croft

Jo works as a local Mortgage Broker in Southern GOld Coast & Northern NSW. She’s extremely successful and was recently named as a finalist for the Mortgage and Finance broker of the year category for the Women in Finance Awards 2020.

"Control the controllable" - there are so many things out of our control but really there is no point worrying about them. Working hard on the things you can control is my motto”

Deslie Taylor

Along with her multi-award winning team of Mortgage Brokers on the Gold Coast, Ormeau QLD, Deslie has a world of knowledge and experience within the industry she says:

“The finance industry has always been predominantly a Male dominated sector, watching these areas grow with female representation is enlightening, it’s no longer about making Money, it is now all about making a difference. Working with our Male counterparts allows us to all work towards the same goal, and that is simply make a difference together,”

Anna Stojanovski

With over 20 lenders on her panel and hundreds of successful home loans, Anna Stojanovski believes that caring for customers should be the number one priority. She believes:

“Be reliable and resilient as well as passionate and caring toward clients. Working like a man and behaving like a true lady.”

Carrie Wilson

Carrie is an Owner, Manager and Loans Consultant with over 20 years experience in the legal and finance industries. Carrie brings a wealth of expertise and experience to her clients at Mortgage Choice Ipswich.

Carrie enjoys the challenge of tracking down a deal that will best suit her client's needs and will work hard to make the whole process as simple and clear as possible. Carrie is well regarded for her finance knowledge, professionalism, customer care and attention to detail. The loyalty of her clients is testament to that.

“I'm generally not one to stress about too much. Mortgage Broking is an ever changing industry. We have our aggregator and governing body looking after our interests. Generally with each change there are new opportunities.”

Helen Tembath

With over 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, Helens dedication to her clients and team is one of the main reasons she’s found success as an Owner, Manager and Loans Consultant in Ipswich. She says the key to success is to:

“Ensure you have a great mentor, particularly if you are new to industry to be able to bounce off for advice.”

Caroline Jean-Baptiste

Caroline Jean-Baptiste is a successful Mortgage Broker in Fortitude Valley New Farm, Spring Hill, Newstead and Teneriff. The award winning broker has become Brisbane's most reputable broker - building on her businesses substantially. 

It's up to women to continue to push for equality, to feel empowered to be heard and to own their voices. Supporting each other by recognising and celebrating women and their achievements will filter down to the next generation of boys and girls and show them that anything is possible. #EachforEqual is about equal voice, equal wealth and equal treatment and respect in all environments

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