The Eastwood Securities team has a strong array of experience and knowledge in the financial services sector. All team members are committed to the business strategy and are focused on ensuring ethical and responsible decision-making and financial integrity in addition to providing investors with superior mortgage investment management and returns on investors’ funds.

Barrie Willoughby

Executive Director

Barrie Willoughby is a former Director of Adelaide Finance Agency, one of South Australia’s foundation finance broking companies which he founded in 1984. He is also a former Director and founder of Readett Simmons & Associates a Mortgage Management business which he operated in Adelaide. Barrie has had extensive experience in the financial services industry spanning more than 40 years.

Peter Schembri

Executive Director

Peter has 10 years experience in the financial services industry. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie University, Graduate School of Management and has diverse experience in business management, capital raisings and corporate restructuring. He brings over 30 years of corporate experience in various senior management roles. He also brings many years experience in managing residential property investments around Australia.

Catherine Willoughby

Lending Manager and Alternate Director

Cathy has more than 30 years experience in financial services starting with State Bank (now BankSA). Her successful retail banking career saw her operating as Senior Branch Manager where she managed hubs of multiple branches in the Adelaide metropolitan area.

These full service branches included Home Lenders, Commercial Lenders, Financial Planners, Insurance and Personal Banking Specialists. Cathy’s career in structured corporate banking has complimented the professionalism of the Eastwood Securities team.

Damien Case

Commercial Lending Manager

Damien has over 34 years experience in banking, commencing with the Savings Bank of South Australia, progressing with the State Bank (now BankSA), and eventually BankWest. Having worked in both city and rural locations, Damien has a great understanding of the needs of both Rural and Urban communities. During this period Damien managed commercial portfolios of $100 million plus, with over 200 varied business clients.

Damien also has extensive experience in Hospitality and Tourism as a business owner and operator.

In 2014 Damien returned to BankSA taking on the role of Senior Business Development Manager Commercial Broker looking after the entire BankSA commercial broker network, hence, he fully understands the issues that finance brokers have to deal with.

Sonja Smith

Finance and Administration Manager

Sonja Smith has significant experience in senior management and finance roles, with her most recent being Financial Controller in the automotive sector over a period of 11 years, during which she contributed significantly to systems development as the business evolved. Sonja has also run her own financial services businesses, over an extended period of time, applying her knowledge and experience in businesses of all sizes. She holds proficiencies in multiple industries, across multiple disciplines which include human resources, accounting, finance, and quality management systems.

After living in Malaysia and travelling the world for a year, Sonja returned to Australia and is now a valued member of the team at Eastwood Securities contributing to client relationship management, systems development and managing all business reporting systems.

The team is further supported by a wide ranging network of specialist corporate service providers.