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Board of Directors
The iSelect Board of Directors is as follows:
Damien is an Australian online entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia and is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of iSelect. Under Damien’s leadership over the past 13 years the Company has grown to become a leading Australian online-driven comparison service.
In recent years, Damien spearheaded the expansion of the Company into new underlying markets including Home Loans, Money and Energy. Damien’s position within iSelect has evolved over the years and has included Managing Director, CEO and now, Executive Chairman.
Prior to iSelect, Damien was recruited by JB Were & Son via its elite graduate program.
Damien is currently a director of Nimble Pty Ltd, Nimble Australia Pty Ltd, and Nimble Money Pty Ltd.
Damien is a Fellow of FINSIA (the Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Chief Executive Officer
Matt was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of iSelect in January 2012 and to the iSelect Board of Directors in February 2012.
Matt joined iSelect in 2008 as Corporate Development Director to drive iSelect’s group strategy, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance. In this role, Matt was responsible for expanding the iSelect consumer offering via the launch of new business categories and for attracting additional investment to support the continued growth of the Company. Since 2011, Matt has also led the successful acquisition and integration of InfoChoice.
Matt was appointed as Company Secretary in September 2010 and held that position until February 2012.
Matt has over 17 years of strategy, M&A, corporate finance, legal and operational experience in early stage, high growth companies. Prior to joining iSelect, Matt spent a decade in the U.K., developing and running start-up technology and media businesses.
During his time in the U.K., Matt was the Commercial and Strategy Director of British Telecom’s mobile TV business unit – Movio. Prior to this, he was the Business Affairs Director and Company Secretary for Shazam Entertainment, where he was responsible for commercial and corporate strategy, and international development (including fundraising and investor relations).
Matt holds an LLB and trained at the international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal and High Courts of Australia.
Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman
Greg joined the iSelect Board in August 2012 and has nearly 40 years experience in the financial services industry in Australia and New Zealand. Greg spent 16 years in senior roles at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, including Managing Director of the Mortgage Division, Managing Director of ANZ New Zealand and Managing Director of the Australian Retail Banking Division of ANZ.
Following ANZ, he served as Managing Director of AMP Financial Services (New Zealand). He then served as CEO of Superpartners Pty Ltd for five years. Greg retired from executive management roles in 2012.
Greg holds an MBA from The University of Melbourne and a BBus (Accounting & Finance) from Monash University. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA. He serves on the Boards of mecu Ltd (trading as bankmecu) and Bottlecyclers Pty Ltd. He is a Trustee of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Pat was appointed to the iSelect Board of Directors in September 2010 and brings over 30 years of international commercial and business management experience to the iSelect Board.
Pat’s prior professional experience includes Chief Financial Officer of Nine Entertainment Co. between 2007 and 2012. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL), a position he has held since February 2006.
Before joining PBL, Pat was the Chief Financial Officer of SingTel Optus Pty Ltd, a position he held for over five years with responsibility for the company’s financial affairs including corporate finance, taxation, treasury, risk management, procurement and property. Previously, Pat held a number of positions at Goodman Fielder, Burns, Philp & Company, and PwC.
Pat is also a non-executive director of carsales.com, Little Company of Mary Health Care Ltd and Moneysoft Ltd.
Pat is currently a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Leslie was appointed to the iSelect Board of Directors in February 2001. He is a Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Leslie has consulted extensively to both publicly listed and unlisted public companies in the information technology (IT) and biotechnology industries on corporate and financial planning, intellectual property, corporate governance and strategic planning issues.
In his role as a consultant, he has been actively involved in advising on the globalisation of Australian companies. Previously, Leslie was a director of the ASX listed biotechnology company Gradipore Ltd (now Life Therapeutics Ltd), non-executive Chairman of Stem Cell Sciences (Australia) and a non-executive director of Stem Cell Sciences PLC (previously listed on the London Alternative Investment Market).
Leslie is currently a non-executive director of Generic Health and is non-executive Chairman of Nimble Money and is a member of the AICD.
Shaun was appointed to the iSelect Board of Directors in May 2003. Shaun founded and is the Chief Executive Officer of Precision Group, an investor, developer and financier of retail and commercial property across Australia.
Shaun is a qualified lawyer and Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and previously held various corporate advisory roles with publicly listed and private companies. He is also a member of the AICD and Young Presidents’ Organisation.
Shaun is a Director and Chairman of Litigation Lending Services Ltd and a founder and trustee of the Heartfelt Foundation, an Australian charitable trust.