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Mark Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Jones joined Bluestone in the role of CEO in August 2023. With an extensive background in the financial services industry, Mark brings a wealth of experience through his distinguished career spanning the Global Banks in Asia, Big 4 and FinTech Lending sectors.

Mark’s leadership as the CEO of SocietyOne secured a remarkable seven-fold increase in originations within a four year period, underscoring Mark’s ability to drive substantial growth. During his tenure there, he oversaw a comprehensive overhaul of marketing and digital capabilities to deliver improved customer experience and outcomes.  He spearheaded the upgrading of credit policies and practices, pricing, launch of the broker channel and transition to warehouse funding that played a pivotal role in moving the company toward sustained profitability.  Mark has a strong understanding of the mortgage market from when he was responsible for Citibank mortgages business in Australia.

Mark’s customer-centric focus and track record of driving growth and profitability puts him in a position to shape Bluestone’s future and build its position as a leader in the non-bank sector.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the esteemed Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Jenny Ronald

Chief Product Officer

Jenny Ronald

Chief Product Officer

Jenny Ronald joined as Bluestone’s Chief Product Officer from November 2023. With a proven history of driving rapid product-led transformations, Jenny has navigated the dynamic landscapes of both fast-growing fintech lenders, such as Athena Home Loans, and major banks such as CBA, Citibank, and Westpac.

Most recently at Athena Home Loans, Jenny spearheaded a transformative product enhancement roadmap, propelling the business into new growth dimensions. Her achievements include diversifying the loan portfolio from a single vanilla basic variable rate to the successful launch of three distinct loan products targeting new market segments. She orchestrated the introduction of multiple major product features, developed four mobile apps, and was instrumental in building a strategic white-label partnership with Mortgage Choice.

Jenny is driven by a passion for digital transformation and business optimisation, aiming to elevate experiences for both customers and staff. Her unique blend of enthusiasm for innovation, commercial acumen, technology and extensive knowledge of home loans, including a deep understanding of Line 1 risk, positions her as a key architect of optimal product solutions.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Tony MacRae

Chief Commercial Officer

Tony MacRae

Chief Commercial Officer

Tony MacRae assumed the role of Chief Sales Officer at Bluestone in August 2023 with a wealth of experience in financial services, including a decade with the Westpac Group as Acting CEO of RAMS and GM Third Party Distribution at Westpac.

Tony has an industry-wide reputation of successful execution of sales initiatives, driving strategic direction, building partnerships, and leading teams to strong business growth. Tony leads Bluestone’s efforts to ensure our broker partners are best positioned to help more customers.

For the last ten years, Tony has been a board member and Treasurer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section.
Tony has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.

Milos Ilic-Miloradovic

Treasurer

Milos Ilic-Miloradovic

Treasurer

Milos joined us in February 2022 as the Treasurer and is responsible for the company’s public & private funding programmes. He came to Bluestone from Natixis, where he was responsible for the Australian structured credit solutions business for three years. Prior to this he was with Macquarie in both the UK and Australia across securitisation as well as corporated debt structuring and distribution.

Milos holds a Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Commerce (Hons Finance) from UNSW and brings twelve years of debt arranging, structuring, advisory and execution experience across multiple products (with a focus on residential mortgage backed securities) across Australia, Europe, Japan and the US. 

Helen Attia

Chief People Officer

Helen Attia

Chief People Officer

Helen joined Bluestone in March 2023 to lead the People and Culture function.   In this role, Helen is focused on creating a people strategy that supports Bluestone’s strategic objectives, and creating an environment where our people can be their best.

Helen brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience gained from a variety of local and global organisations.   Helen’s most recent role was leading the Asia Pacific People team for Civica, a global software company, and supporting the business through a period of transformation and growth.

Helen holds a Master of Commerce from the University of NSW and an Applied Science degree from the University of Sydney.

Martin Barter

Chief Risk Officer

Martin Barter

Chief Risk Officer

Martin Barter joined Bluestone in January 2024 as Chief Risk Officer. Martin brings a wealth of experience spanning 35+ years in the financial services sector (Banking and Insurance) in risk management, credit policy and analytics, sales management, business strategy development and planning and operational transformation at  Senior Executive and Board level both domestically and internationally.

Martin has a track record of exceeding goals and transforming businesses to optimise their potential. He is a strong communicator and accomplished leader of people with experience in the development of organizational scaffolding and passionate around people development.

Martin has held a number of Board positions, both locally and overseas and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Robert Westgarth

Head of Originations

Robert Westgarth

Head of Originations

Robert Westgarth joined Bluestone Mortgages in December 2023 as the Head of Originations.  Robert has extensive experience (35+ years) in the finance industry working in senior roles at various domestic and global institutions and a number of start ups and turnaround companies. Robert’s background extends to all areas of credit and risk management covering originations, loan management, collections and policy formulation.  Robert has held a number of Board positions, both public and private companies and has a Bachelor Degree in Economics at Macquarie University.

Nicole Avery

Chief Marketing Officer

Nicole Avery

Chief Marketing Officer

Nicole Avery joined Bluestone as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2024, bringing a wealth of experience in brand development, marketing and CX across a number of industries including health, entertainment and over 5 years, fintech and lending. Overseeing both broker and borrower communications, brand, media, research, events, PR and digital experience to deliver growth in originations and brand sustainability.