MA Financial Group Limited (ASX: MAF or “MA Financial”) today announces the appointment of Giles Boddy as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective on 6 March 2023.

Mr Boddy has more than 20 years of leadership experience in finance with a focus on asset management, equities, lending, and corporate transactions. He has held a number of CFO roles, including most recently as CFO at Aussie Home Loans, where he led operational areas including finance, capital management, risk and compliance, legal and broker operations. Prior to this he also held CFO roles at the Commonwealth Bank, including Business Banking (Corporate Financial Services, Local Business Banking and Regional and Agribusiness Banking) and CommSec.

Mr Boddy also brings considerable asset management experience having held a number of senior leadership roles in the wealth management division of Commonwealth Bank and at MLC.

MA Financial Joint CEOs Julian Biggins and Chris Wyke said:

“Giles is a seasoned financial executive with extensive experience in ASX listed companies developing financial strategies for business growth, whilst also driving cost management initiatives.”

“His strategic approach, strong stakeholder management skills and expertise in financial markets will be invaluable as we continue to grow MA Financial and look for new opportunities. He has a strong track record and is an excellent addition to our leadership team.”

Mr Boddy said:

“I am excited to be joining the team at MA Financial. The business is going from strength to strength, and I look forward to working with the team on this next phase of growth.”

Mr Boddy will replace MA Financial’s current CFO, Graham Lello who announced his resignation from the Group in October 2022 after five years in the role. Mr Lello will remain with the business for a short time to allow for an orderly transition.


Giles Boddy biography

Giles is an accomplished finance executive with extensive experience in financial services. During his career he has held a variety of roles including CFO, Chief Risk and Legal Officer and COO, and built significant experience in banking, mortgage broking, equities, wealth and asset management, franchises, corporate transactions and risk culture transformation.

Giles has held several senior leadership roles at Lendi Group, Aussie Home Loans, Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank, where he was instrumental in developing and building new businesses and products, rationalising, and improving business processes to better deliver financial services to customers.

Giles holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.