Our people - Victorian Mortgage Group

Our people


For years our team of professionals has been helping Australian borrowers achieve a diverse range of financial goals. Our ability to understand an individual’s circumstances and our expertise in finding flexible lending solutions for those who have been turned away by the major lenders, means that we will make sure you get the best product at the right price.

Bernie is the Managing Director of VMG and has worked in financial services for over 30 years assisting countless clients in achieving their goal of home ownership. Bernie has significant experience in the areas of client management, systems development and service delivery, business relationship management, origination and sales, and institutional banking and finance.

Bernie has a Bachelor of Commerce and represents VMG as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, and the Mortgage Finance Association of Australia.

Brian Neilson

Brian is the Finance Manager at VMG. He has spent 45 years developing his skills through Public Accounting practice (Client Services and Taxation) and has managed a variety of businesses.  He is professionally qualified and holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting.

Glen McKay

Glen joined in March 2020 and heads up our Mortgage Operations at VMG – this encompasses the Sales Team (BDMs), Credit and the Broker Support Unit. The whole team is on hand to provide superior customer service to our brokers and customers with a focus on common sense lending and speed to market.

Glen has over 30 years of banking experience having enjoyed a career with NAB and Bank of Melbourne in both Perth and Melbourne. His most recent role was as Executive Manager at Bank of Melbourne where he was responsible for leading a team of business bankers who looked after 50% of Bank of Melbourne’s business banking customer base.

George has over 19 years of experience in financial services crossing a number of disciplines having worked with Deloitte, Interstar Securities Pty Ltd, Challenger Financial Services Group and more recently, National Australia Bank.

He specialises in structured finance and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and George is a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia.

Brendan Barry-Murphy

Business Development Manager – Victoria

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Brendan brings to VMG a wealth of experience in the finance industry having worked for CBA for over 33 years in addition to mortgage broking for 3 years.

Brendan has vast experience in Business Banking, structuring and credit roles and most recently as a Mortgage Broker handling consumer and commercial loan applications.

He loves nothing better than assisting clients and brokers in meeting their business goals.

John Doherty

Business Development Manager – Victoria

0427 757 461


John brings to VMG a wealth of experience from the banking and finance industry having been employed within the industry for over 30 years.

John has had many years of experience in all facets of lending, including commercial/corporate finance, trade finance and working capital.  Prior to joining VMG in September 2018, John worked as a residential and commercial broker with a longstanding accounting/finance company.  John holds both a Certificate IV and Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking.

Brian McMahon

Business Development Manager – New South Wales

0428 877 186


Brian has extensive experience in Banking & Finance for over 40 years.  This includes various Business Development/Broker Relationship roles. Having worked directly with brokers and aggregators for many years, Brian understands the challenges brokers face in our ever-changing industry.

Brian has a hands-on approach to his role to ensure the best result for the customer and broker.  Having also worked for NAB and ME Bank in Senior Retail, Sales and Credit roles, Brian is well positioned to understand the Broker platform.

Michael Curran

Business Development Manager – Queensland

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Through working within the financial, digital marketing, 3rd party origination and brokerage industries, Michael has achieved recognition as a superb relationship builder who thrives in rapidly changing environments.

He is a proven leader who believes results should be achieved ethically and with a high level of integrity.  Results matter to Michael but so do the lessons that got him there.

He has held senior roles with Suncorp, Heritage Bank and RAMS on a National scale with over 35 years-experience with emphasis on mutual benefits and alliances.

Additional expertise includes e-commerce via social media platforms and sourcing of credit funding for global business expansion related to Australian companies.