25 January 2022 – ING today announced that Darren Beatty has been appointed ING’s Head of Real Estate Finance (REF) Australia, with effect from 17 January 2022. Darren succeeds Wouter Mijnen, who returned to ING’s head office in Amsterdam following a successful five-year secondment in Australia.
Darren will report hierarchically to Margreet Rog-Stokkink, head of Wholesale Banking Australia (interim) and functionally to Robert Scholten, head of Real Estate Finance APAC.
A career banker with more than 20 years of experience, Darren has an established industry track record, successfully managing institutional and corporate real estate clientele across wide geographical spread in markets including Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and Europe. Darren joins ING from Westpac Institutional Bank, where he was senior director, Institutional Real Estate. Prior to joining Westpac in 2014, Darren was with the Institutional Banking and Markets team at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
As head of Real Estate Finance Australia, Darren will be responsible for the further expansion of ING’s real estate franchise in Australia. He will also play a pivotal role in growing ING’s inbound and outbound business from Australia to the rest of the Asia Pacific and beyond.
Margreet said: “Being a major Australian lender and yet part of a truly global network, ING Australia has been for years uniquely positioned to support both domestic clients onshore, and in their expansion ambitions beyond Australia. Our extensive sector experience also means that we are a preferred partner for international institutional clients investing in the Australian commercial real estate market.”
Robert added: “Commercial Real Estate is a priority growth sector for us in Australia. Darren’s depth and breadth of international and domestic experience will no doubt be an asset to the further growth of our business in Australia, the broader APAC region and beyond.”
Photo caption: Darren Beatty, ING head of Real Estate Finance Australia.
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For more information please contact David.Breen@ing.com.au/ 0412 933 060
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