“When times get tough, it is just right for us. I will not allow myself to be outworked by anyone else in this industry”
Christian Groomes, Lima One Capital
Troy Fedder has extensive experience in business transformation, innovation and home lending roles throughout his 25-year career in financial services. He joined Suncorp Bank in 2020, and in his role, he is responsible for driving continued growth and developing and supporting a high-performing team to deliver an exceptional experience for customers, brokers and aggregators.
Suncorp Bank, and notably the broker business, has undergone a significant transformation of the home lending business in the past three years, and this turnaround is attributed to Fedder and the wider Suncorp Bank Home Lending leadership team.
Prior to joining Suncorp, Fedder had an extensive career at CommBank and Westpac, working across both direct banking and third-party distribution channels, along with national leadership positions in strategic partnerships, portfolio management and large-scale business transformation.
Fedder holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in business from the University of Wollongong. As a natural leader with a talent for strategic transformation, his expertise shines through in his ability to turn businesses around efficiently and effectively.
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Acting Executive General Manager, Home Lending
“I want to leave the legacy of someone who gave it all they had for their clients”
Christian Groomes, Lima One Capital
Regional General Manager, Retail and Business Banking at Westpac
National Manager, First Party Mortgage Distribution at Westpac
Executive Manager, Home Buying Strategic Portfolio Management at Commonwealth Bank
Executive Manager, Strategic Partnerships Third Party Banking at Commonwealth Bank
2020-2023: Head of Broker Partnerships at Suncorp Bank
2023–present: Acting Executive General Manager, Home Lending at Suncorp Bank
Assistant Vice President and Senior Broker at MJ Hall & Company since 2018
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Suncorp Bank’s turnaround times are the lowest they have ever been. The lender becomes Australia’s first certified carbon neutral bank for both its operation and transaction services
He says, “I believe that my strongest quality professionally is being able to build long-lasting relationships. I want to be able to help clients in the long run, not just in a single transaction. The way that I have been able to connect with clients has helped me grow in this industry.”
Again, as a legacy from his sporting background, Groomes views his role as morphing into an addition to his clients’ businesses. For him, it’s about going beyond arranging financing and being a trusted ally.
“One of my accomplishments is helping clients grow their businesses from the ground up,” Groomes says. “We are not just a lender to clients but an extension of their business. We provide the capital to fund projects and grow their businesses. I love day to day seeing clients be able to grow and scale their businesses in the right way.”
A key metric for Groomes is the speed of his communications, as he makes a point of being extremely responsive. He also prioritizes staying in touch with clients, updating them on developments, and being there to offer advice when required.
While he has many decades left to shine, Groomes has made a sparkling start to his career. Due to his mindset being that of an athlete, he is driven to keep achieving more and continually raising the bar.
He says, “I want to leave the legacy of someone who gave it all they had for their clients. I push hard for my clients, both internally and externally, to be able to get deals done. I want to be able to say at the end of the day that I gave it my all, not for myself but for my clients.”