Appointment of Independent Chair

Appointment of Independent Chair

Australian Collectors & Debt Buyers Association (ACDBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Boehm as its first independent Chairman.

Peter is a former Chair of the Finance Industry Standards Association (FISA) (London) responsible for setting, maintaining and monitoring ethical and commercial standards in the UK’s secured/unsecured personal lending sector, including dealing with member disciplinary matters and government lobbying and liaison. Members included CEOs of major UK listed bank subsidiaries, specialist lenders and mortgage brokers.  He has also been a director of other member based organisations including Relationships Australia Victoria (a government funded not-for-profit providing family counselling and support with approximately 200 members) and Frankston Regional Aquatic Centre (a federal, state and local government funded health and fitness centre with over 5,000 members).

Peter is a Fellow of the AICD, a Fellow of FINSIA and a 25 year+ member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He earned a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from Monash University and has diplomas in Social Media Marketing & Online Reputation Management (Awarded Distinction), Online Marketing (Awarded Distinction) and Financial Services (Financial Planning).

Peter currently spends his time between Board/consulting work and media activities, being a leading Yahoo!7 Finance columnist and video presenter; author of The Great Australian Dream: How to buy your first home (www.peterboehmbook.com.au); and the Finance Editor with ASX listed www.onthehouse.com.au.

During his executive career, Peter gained over twenty five years’ experience at CEO/director level both locally and internationally and has led, directed and chaired organisations with assets/assets under management ranging from $1 million - $1.5 billion,  profits $1m - $30m and sales $3m to $300m.  His involvement in financial services organisations (London based) has included Deputy Managing Director, The Money Store, Managing Director, EPF (100% owned LloydsTSB Bank) and Group FC, Mortgage Express (100% owned LloydsTSB Bank).

As the Chairman of ACDBA, Peter will focus on assisting the association to 

  • Represent the interests of members involved in debt collection and debt buying 
  • Establish and maintain a code of practice for the business activities of members
  • Encourage the best practice of members
  • Engage effectively with members and stakeholders; 
  • Encourage public opinion and government policy in relation to debt collection and debt buying

3 November 2015

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