Viking is pleased to announce the appointment of Cath Ryan as General Manager – Viking Commercial Aggregation. In this role, Cath will build a team passionate about doing things differently, focusing on a new way of looking at aggregation for commercial brokers.

Cath has a wealth of experience in the finance industry, spanning over three decades. She has held key roles throughout her career, including leading lending business banking teams, overseeing large-scale corporate lending, and being a specialised finance broker. Cath’s diverse background in small business, corporate and institutional finance, as well as her work with major banks, niche investment banks, the non-bank space and as a finance broker, gives her a unique perspective on the industry.

Cath has had a distinguished career, most recently building out the NSW/ACT lending team at a non-bank Commercial lender, Thinktank, achieving year-on-year growth. Before this, she spent several years on the third-party Commercial team at St George. Cath expanded her role during her tenure to include developing broker education programs, encompassing expert banker-led training for the Westpac Group.

Cath is focused on education and commits to sharing knowledge and empowering others.  Cath looks forward to the exciting new opportunity Viking provides to work with a fantastic group of people and transform aggregation and the broker experience.

Commenting on her appointment, Nationwise CEO, Gus Kininmont said, “Cath is an accomplished leader with considerable experience across commercial finance, a unique focus on broker development, and a commitment to empowering the businesses she supports. We are thrilled to welcome Cath to her new role. With her experienced guidance, we are confident that Viking Commercial Aggregation will thrive.”

Please join us in welcoming Cath Ryan to Viking and the Nationwise Group.