About Us

Greg Oostenbroek (Dip of Finance)
and Vanessa Oostenbroek (Dip of Finance, c.dec, Dip Mortgage Lending)
Greg and Vanessa operate the Sunshine Coast office of Mortgage Works which also trades under license to Loan Market. Their office is based in Twin Waters. Brisbane born and bred Greg and Vanessa moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2001.
Vanessa worked for 8 years for the Commonwealth Bank before working for Citibank and HSBC in Brisbane. After moving to the Sunshine Coast she commenced employment with a financial adviser establishing a Mortgage Broking arm of the business. In her 3 years in this role she quickly established a reputation for providing caring, client focussed service.
The respect she gained from clients and lenders was recognised through her nomination for the Professional Lenders Association Network of Australia Broker of the year award in 2003. Vanessa has recently completed a Diploma of Mortgage Lending through the Securities Institute graduating with the highest results in Queensland.
Greg worked for the Commonwealth bank for 11 years before embarking on a career in IT. He worked in this industry for 7 years gaining valuable insights into business operations and structure before returning to his roots in the finance industry. After working briefly with a local mortgage broker and financial adviser he and Vanessa opened the Mortgage Works Sunshine Coast office in July 2004.

Both Greg and Vanessa hold accreditations with over 30 lenders and are Accredited Mortgage Consultants with the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

It is through experience, qualifications and a genuine desire to assist their clients that both Greg and Vanessa offer the most ethical, professional and caring approach to finding the most suitable finance to suit their client’s individual needs.

Credit Representative Number (CRN) is 393991.

Chris Todman (Assoc. Dip. HRD, B. Ed)
Chris has been in the banking and finance industry for a little over 30 years in a career that has spanned almost every facet of finance, through branch management in a number of regional banks to his most recent role as the head of mortgage training at Citibank, one of the world’s biggest banks.

He is a professional educator to those within the financial world and consumers alike and has over 15 years experience in the creation and delivery of programs across Australia where he has been acknowledged as one of the best facilitators in the finance industry.

In recent years, Chris has presented a range of programs to thousands of mortgage professionals and he knows the industry and what it takes to become a successful mortgage professional. He is a degree qualified educator with a passion for people and their personal development and through his teaching helps assist those in the industry to provide greater choice and financial options to their customers.

Chris runs the Mortgage Works team in Brisbane, Ipswich and Gold Coast and is committed to providing the highest level of service and professionalism to those seeking financial help whether it is for their first or second home, investment or business finance.

Rob Claxton
Rob Claxton has over 19 years experience in the banking and finance industry and brings his vast knowledge to the Mortgage Works team.

Rob commenced his career on a 15 year path with a prominent Regional Bank with experience in banking, lending, property management and internal audit requirements. Rob managed a number of branches throughout Brisbane then Central Queensland. Upon returning to Brisbane he took up a new challenge in a branch management position with Australia’s largest Building Society. He was employed in this role for 2 years.


Rob joined the Mortgage Works team in 2002 and his strong service ethic and drive to exceed clients expectations contributed to Mortgage Works being selected as Queensland’s “Broker of the Year” for 2003 from the Professional Lenders Association Network.

Rob is an Accredited Mortgage Consultant with the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) and maintains the necessary industry credentials for Compliance Essentials, Privacy Act and the Uniform Consumer Credit Code.

Rob holds accreditations with over 30 lenders and can also assist with your business and leasing needs.

Rob services the Brisbane North region as well as Gladstone and surrounds in the Central Queensland region.

In the ever changing mortgage industry Rob is well aware of the challenges facing home buyers when they are considering the most appropriate method to finance their purchase. He also understands that your subsequent borrowings are just as important as the first and his aim is to make your experience rewarding whilst saving you time and money.