Cochrane has 12 years of experience in the banking sector, previously working for Westpac as a senior manager.
He will look after the Otago region, with a focus on first home buyers and those looking to restructure or top-up their home loans.
The new hire said: “Joining a professional adviser business like Mortgage Express and the Harcourts team means I can help customers avoid the pitfalls and stresses of having to apply for a loan, and I can help them in any areas where they need additional support. Networking with other experienced advisers has been useful already."
David Gopperth general manager of Mortgage Express, said: “Ken joins the team with a wealth of understanding in the lending arena and a strong commitment to outstanding customer service. We look forward to working with him in the years ahead.”