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We have come a long way since we launched PMA five years ago! We’ve grown from a two man band into a company with nine employees and new hires on their way. After receiving $100M in institutional backing earlier in the year we are excited to have the opportunity to further build the business and deliver even better products and service to our clients. Find out a bit more about the wonderful people at PMA and read a little known fact about each of the members of the team. 

Tony Barbone is Managing Director of Private Mortgages Australia

Tony Barbone
Managing Director

Tony began his career as a private lender in 2009 when he started lending money to business borrowers using his own capital and on behalf of high-net-worth investors. Tony now leads the team of professionals at Private Mortgages Australia Pty Ltd arranging short-term finance for business borrowers. Tony’s specialises in Registered First and Second Mortgages and Construction Finance.

Random fact about Tony: He has a double crown 


Tim Hart is Director at Private Mortgages Australia

Tim Hart

As Director at Private Mortgages Australia, Tim is responsible for leading the team alongside fellow founder Tony Barbone.

Tim has been a full-time investor since 2006. He has completed a multitude of investments in residential real estate, commercial property and private lending in this time. His web-based software system, Property Investor System, is the most comprehensive of its kind in Australia.

Random fact about Tim: When he was 10 he was the partner in a recycling business.


Peter Cuskelly is General Manager at Private Mortgages AustraliaPeter Cuskelly
General Manager
Peter joined Private Mortgages Australia in 2015 to take on the role of Credit Manager and now holds the position of General Manager. He has a wealth of experience in credit across all types of lending including commercial, agribusiness, mortgage and personal clients.  Prior to joining PMA he was a mortgage broker with Full Circle Financial Group where he offered individual and commercial clients tailored finance options to suit their needs. He has also worked with a number of large institutions including ANZ and Commonwealth Bank. Peter’s passion is working with clients to provide innovative and cost effective solutions whilst maintaining acceptable levels of risk.

Random fact about Peter: His grandfather was a jockey.


Julie Ciccone is the Business Development Manager at Private Mortgages AustraliaJulie Ciccone
Business Development Manager
As the Business Development Management at Private Mortgages Australia, Julie is responsible for building relationships with brokers and educating them about the services we are able to provide. She has experience working with borrowers particularly developers that require finance for the purchase of land, property and/or construction including draw down of equity. Julie is passionate about communicating the benefits of working with a private lender to referrers and making sure we’re able to deliver the best results for their clients.
Random fact about Julie: She used to have a children’s clothing business in North Essendon. 


Shanta Lobo is Senior Relationship Manager at Private Mortgages AustraliaShanta Lobo
Senior Relationship Manager
Shanta joined Private Mortgages Australia in 2017 as Senior Relationship Manager. Shanta has over 20 years’ experience in lending including consumer, commercial, cash flow and trade finance.
Prior to joining Private Mortgages Australia, Shanta was a Business Banking Manager with NAB. She has also worked at Suncorp Bank and CBA in similar roles. She is experienced in risk assessment and risk management. Shanta enjoys customer interaction and helping businesses achieve their goals and budgets by structuring their cash flow and lending requirements effectively.
Random fact about Shanta: She was once a school teacher. 


Anna Sanchez
Financial Controller
Anna is a diversified professional who has extensive experience in the fields of accounting, book-keeping, account management and sales. She has a broad knowledge of the financial services industry and has worked with clients across the a wide spectrum including trading, manufacturing and information technology.
Random fact about Anna: She was once was once an active girl scout and cadet officer in high school.


Erica Cabanilla is in the role of Credit Support at Private Mortgages Australia.Erica Cabanilla
Credit Support
Erica is a highly skilled administration professional with six years’ hands-on experience in diverse office environments. She is knowledgeable in current industry trends and technology. She understands the needs of a company and can provide them exceptional results through a flexible and intelligent approach. At Private Mortgages Australia, she is responsible for conducting initial credit assessments, bookkeeping and database management.
Random fact about Erica: She can watch Starwars non-stop from Episode 1 to 6.


Lauren Taylor is the Head of Marketing and Communications at Private Mortgages AustraliaLauren Taylor
Head of Marketing and Communications
Lauren is a well-respected marketing professional with 10 years’ experience in both Sydney and London. She has worked for an extensive list of companies from all sectors including corporate, technology, consumer and digital. At Private Mortgages Australia she is responsible for disseminating information to our broker audience through our social media platforms, website and e-newsletter.
Random fact about Lauren: She used to have a pet cow called Austin.