Mortgage Team

Ken Sayer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ken brings 30 years of financial experience to Mortgage House. From currency trading to commercial leasing, Ken has extensive knowledge of loan and mortgage products and the financial industry overall.

In 1997, Ken identified a clear need in the Australian mortgage industry for an alternative lending option to the big banks and Mortgage House was born. Today, Mortgage House has become a genuine banking alternative and a major provider of home loans to the Australian public.

With his team, Ken grew Mortgage House 300 per cent between 1998 and 2004 – a remarkable achievement given this was during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).

This business management and exceptional growth can be attributed to Ken’s key operational mandates.

These include the development of the mortgage industry’s most advanced technology in loan processing; carefully managing costs; securing, training & coaching the very best staff and, most importantly, always ensuring the highest level of customer service.

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Sarah Roberts

Managing Director

Sarah has 17 years’ experience in senior management across multiple industries from Government to the private sector in Australia, South East Asia and the USA. Sarah’s key strengths lie in her successful ability and track record in building and transforming organisations.

Sarah joined Mortgage House in March 2011 and as the Managing Director, is accountable for the overall performance of the company and ensuring it achieves its strategic objectives.

Sarah’s leadership is also driven by key operational mandates. She is an advocate of Mortgage House’s technological leadership and when combined with her skilled personnel – the customer outcomes are always beneficial.

Sarah also actively encourages open and transparent communication within the organisation and, of course, with the customer. The end result is always mutually beneficial.

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Sean Bombell

General Manager

Sean has more than 28 years’ experience in the mortgage industry.

He joined the Mortgage House team 18 years ago with the goal to start up and grow the businesses wholesale funding program and further extend Mortgage House’s offering to customers.

Sean’s primary responsibilities include the administration and regulatory oversight of the entire Mortgage House Group.

Prior to joining Mortgage House in 2001, Sean spent 10 years in mortgage origination and management. This included the Seaside Management Group which was created to leverage the losses that occurred out of the Government sponsored home loan program – ‘Home Fund.’

This role gave Sean the experience and knowledge to identify and maximise like opportunities for the Mortgage House operation.

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Ed Freilikh

Head of Finance and Capital Markets

Ed has more than 19 years of experience in banking, finance and treasury.

Ed joined Mortgage House to lead treasury strategy, development and execution of wholesale funding programs, oversight of market risk functions including capital, liquidity and market risk.

Prior to joining Mortgage House, Ed worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in debt capital markets and treasury. This included leading successful issuance of CBA’s Securitisation, covered bonds, and domestic and offshore wholesale funding. He also worked on several strategic projects related to balance sheet outcomes.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) and a Bachelor of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.