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Our IBA- Meet Jenna

Our IBA- Meet Jenna

Posted 19 September 2023

About Jenna

I am a proud Kija woman from the Kimberley Region in Western Australia, but I grew up in Hobart Tasmania. I now live in Perth (Boorloo), Western Australia and have been there for over eleven years.  I purchased my first Home Loan with IBA 16 years ago in Hobart which set me up to be where I am today.  I would never have guessed I would be doing the same for our Mob today


Journey to IBA

I completed year 11 in Hobart and decided to do a hairdressing TAFE apprenticeship; I was a hairdresser from age 17. When I moved to Perth, I completed an Indigenous Traineeship at Westpac which I really enjoyed and gained some finance experience before I joined IBA in 2018.

What is your role at IBA?

I am a Home Lending Officer in Perth (Boorloo), Whadjuk Noongar Country. My role allows me to assess home loan applications and support Aboriginal and Torres Islander people into home ownership.



I have found working with IBA an enjoyable experience. I love speaking to mob and being able to support them on their home ownership journey. Helping mob into home ownership is important to me as I know the dream of owning your own home is something many people would love. By supporting mob on their journey to home ownership, it allows me to build a great connection and rapport with our customers.

Building equity in a home can bring loads of opportunities. Such as mine, I sold my first home which allowed me to move interstate and buy my second home with a mainstream bank. I have been with IBA for six years now and it is such a rewarding job, I love feeling like I make a difference.


What’s your favourite song or album?

Anything made by Jason Derulo, he’s my favourite singer, I listen to him every day!