Our Staff

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Scott Albertson

Managing Director / Mortgage Planner

With more years finance industry experience than he would like to admit, Scott started growing the Apple family in 2006. Scott combines his wealth of knowledge and experience from a wide range of roles within the industry with his passion for helping clients succeed with their financial goals.

Out of the office, Scott is a passionate supporter of the Sydney Swans, Qld Reds and Brisbane Broncos. He is a keen squash player and enjoys adding to his red wine collection.

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Ardele Hammond

Business Partner / Mortgage Planner

Ardele joined Apple Loans in 2009. With 25 years experience in banking and finance, Ardele has built knowledge across a wide range of borrowing types and options and enjoys being able to assist clients with their unique and personal situations.

Ardele loves a Barre or Pilates class, and takes a keen armchair interest in most sports, with a particular interest in the All Blacks. She enjoys all things food related, and the office is a regular recipient of weekend baking experiments.

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Con Lagos

Mortgage Planner

Con has been a Mortgage Planner for over 19 years. With his previous 23 years in Banking and Finance, Con now has over 42 years in the industry. During this time Con has helped countless clients find the right loan for their individual needs. Con has extensive knowledge of all loan types, including home, business and commercial loans. He’s now assisting the children and even grandchildren of his clients with their finance needs. Over the years Con has also been a business owner.

Con is a family man who is actively involved in community work on the weekends. He enjoys watching the Cricket and Rugby League, particularly the Brisbane Broncos.

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Gilbert Albertson

Mortgage Planner

With hundreds of childhood hours listening to loan scenarios on speakerphone, Gilbert wonders if he is one of the youngest to ever understand the difference between a full-doc and low-doc loan. Gilbert has since built on his early knowledge with a Bachelor of Business and Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. He enjoys helping first home buyers and first time investors kick-start their property journeys.

In his spare time Gilbert coaches football and enjoys backpacking in Europe.

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Paul Buratowski

Mortgage Planner

Paul has over 30 years lending experience specialising in home loans on the Gold Coast, Brisbane & Northern NSW. Paul has helped many clients, sometimes on multiple occasions find finance for their homes. Paul enjoys helping his clients through the process of purchasing, whether it be a home for the first time, buying again, refinancing debt or changing loans.

“Finding the best solution to meet individual needs and seeing clients achieve their finance goals is the most satisfying part of the broker service. I love putting a smile on my clients faces.”

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Kay Stenzel

Lending Support

Kay has over 20 years experience as a Personal Assistant and a total of 31 years Administration experience across various industries. Kay enjoys the variety the back office provides, from supporting the brokers to marketing and everything in between.

Kay has an active young family, enjoys the gym and a good coffee.

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Gail Clough

Lending Support

With over 20 years experience in Finance and Administration Gail has extensive knowledge of the back office process. Gail is the one who looks after everyone and everything to keep a busy office functioning.

Gail is kept busy raising a young family and often spends much of the weekend ferrying the kids to sport. Gail also enjoys hiking, cycling and beach days with her family.

Thanks Con! You have done a great job for us from the very first contact to the final wrap up and we are delighted with the service you provide.
We have been in the new house for a couple of days and it is already feeling like home.
Wayne & Glenda