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The iSelect Executive Team is as follows:
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
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.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
David joined iSelect in February 2012 and held the role of Corporate Development Director until being promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer later that year.
In his current role, David maintains overall responsibility for iSelect’s finance and administration functions and has over 15 years experience across corporate finance, strategy, investment banking and M&A.
Before joining iSelect, David led the corporate M&A and strategy function for DuluxGroup.Prior to this, he held corporate finance and private equity management roles of increasing responsibility with Macquarie Capital. During his time at Macquarie Group, David took a lead role in developing Macquarie Capital’s private equity business in Asia.
David holds a BComm (Hons) from The University of Melbourne and a MBA from INSEAD.
Jo joined iSelect in 2008 to lead the Consumer Advice Team and following increasing levels of responsibility was promoted to the role of Operations Director in 2012.
Jo maintains responsibility for iSelect’s end-to-end consumer experience, including the Consumer Advice Centre, e-commerce and online technology platform. With over a decade of experience in leading large sales teams, Jo has worked with, and on behalf of, some of Australia’s largest companies including Telstra, Citibank, Metlife, Aegis Pty Ltd, Vodafone, Westpac and TRUenergy.
Jo holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies from The University of Auckland and a MBA from Monash University.
Scott maintains overall responsibility for the iSelect’s individual business units and Product Provider relationships and has over 20 years of sales and key account management experience within multinational fast-moving consumer goods and entertainment companies.
Prior to joining iSelect, Scott was Sales Director (Australia & New Zealand) for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, following senior national sales roles at PZ Cussons and SPC Ardmona.
Scott holds a Master of Business and Graduate Certificate of Business Administration from The University Newcastle.
Human Resources Director
Elise joined iSelect in February 2012 and leads iSelect’s human resources function.
Prior to iSelect, Elise held human resources roles of increasing responsibility for over a decade within some of Australia’s most well-recognised companies including Seek Limited and Pacific Brands.
During her career, Elise has also held senior management positions within the U.K.-based confectionery manufacturer Cadbury and its parent company Kraft Foods.
Elise holds a BBus (Marketing), a Master of Management from Monash University and graduate qualifications in Psychology.
Roger joined iSelect in 2004 as Marketing Manager and over the years has been a driving force behind the strategic development of the iSelect brand in Australia.
Today, Roger directs all marketing operations at iSelect and brings extensive experience and a record of success in innovative marketing including B2B and B2C across online and integrated media and business landscapes.
Prior to iSelect, Roger held various senior marketing and innovation roles across a number of large national and multinational corporations, leading the development and marketing of globally recognised and iconic brands such as Sensis, Thomson Reuters and Ford Motor Company.
Roger holds a BBus (Marketing) from Monash University.
Chief Innovation Officer
Chris joined iSelect in 2009 as Product Director, later leading both product and IT delivery and in 2013 became Chief Innovation Officer.
Before joining iSelect, Chris held various senior management positions with REA Group, Uecomm Pty Ltd and Sensis.
He has 18 years strategy, product management and marketing experience with online and IT companies. Today, Chris is responsible for business innovation and future growth at iSelect.
Chris holds a BBus from Victoria University and a Masters of Marketing from The University of Melbourne.