Desiree joined Mellor Olsson in 2006.
She completed her Conveyancing qualifications in 1983 and has also undertaken studies for Certificate III in Financial Services.
Working as a conveyancer for several years in all areas of land transfers, including owning her own successful conveyancing that specialised in business and land settlements, has given Desiree a complete working knowledge of the process of property transfers and securities in South Australia.
Desiree has specific experience in mortgage production, security documentation and settlements due to her previous banking career over 14 years. This has included preparing loan documents that cover the entire process from approval through to the completion (settlement) for loans in all states as well as complex loans (eg Company Titles, Trusts and Cross State Securities).
This extensive experience led to Desiree being involved in training teams for the initiation/application of the First Home Owner Grant when it was first introduced by the Federal Government.
Other senior training roles in banking have included supporting 63 staff in the NSW/ACT/TAS Settlements Team, including the training of all new staff members in the entire range of aspects relating to settlements, draw downs and external refinance loans.