Sympli Australia Pty Ltd (Sympli), Australia’s newest e-Settlement service provider, has appointed Suzanne Turnbull as the new Head of Industry and Government Relations.

Suzanne joins Sympli from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) where she was integral in leading digitisation of lending, most notably with the operationalisation of e-conveyancing and building the new operating model for the emerging digital lending environment. Since joining CBA in 2008, Suzanne has been instrumental in forging new ground within lending services and is well respected in the industry for her thought leadership and peer relationships with peak industry bodies.

David Wills, Sympli’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We’re delighted to have Suzanne on board with Sympli. As Head of Industry and Government Relations, she will play an important role in building and maintaining key relationships and engaging industry stakeholders across the board including regulators, government, land registries, financial institutions and peak legal and industry bodies.

Suzanne is highly respected in the industry, having worked closely with members of the Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) and the Australian Bankers Association (ABA) and, as Sympli continues to gather momentum, we’re confident her unique industry experience will place us in great stead for what’s to come.”

Ms Turnbull commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining Sympli and to be able to draw on my long-standing industry relationships with practitioner bodies such as the Australian Institute of Conveyancers at a national and state-based level. I’m confident that as I continue to work closely with these peak bodies in this new capacity, it will only lead to delivering better outcomes for practitioners right across Australia.”

Sympli has been approved to operate in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales and is also working closely with land registries in Western Australia and South Australia with a view to be operational nationwide by the end of the year.