Mel Basta is a writer and editor with a decade of experience writing copy and content. She believes complex information should be accessible and digestible – much like a delicious sandwich.
Adrian, our General Manager for General Insurance, Life & Loans, is a numbers guru and big picture who thinker who is passionate about making life simpler for our customers. When he’s not working on spreadsheets, you’ll likely find him surfing or riding his motorbike.
Canna is a qualified financial planner, the founder and director of SASS Financial Services, a boutique financial planning firm, and the founder of SugarMamma TV. She is Channel 9's exclusive 'money expert', and best-selling author of The $1000 Project & Mindful Money.
Since joining iSelect in 2015, Laura has been extensively quoted in the media on how to save on a range of household bills and expenses and now leads our in-house Editorial Team. As our Managing Editor, Laura loves a good money-saving hack and when she’s not reviewing website copy, she enjoys reading and G&Ts.
Ellie has spent more than a decade writing and editing for just about every sector you can think of, including health, science and government. As Digital Writer – Health, they love getting to the bottom of the health system’s complexities and quirks in order to explain it clearly and simply.
They have a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University, a Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Fine Art in Poetry from the University of Minnesota.
Before joining iSelect in 2017, Andres held many senior roles within our Finance team before taking on the role of General Manager- Health in 2023.
Andres enjoys working with numbers, data, models and people to ensure big questions are translated into simple answers that are easy for everyone to understand.
David Hyman is the CEO of Lendi Group, the leading branded distributor of home loans in the market, housing both the Lendi, Aussie and Domain Home Loans brands.
The iSelect Editorial Team is comprised of a bunch of seasoned writers, editors, industry professionals and data analysts who are dedicated to helping Aussies improve their financial literacy.
Gemma Kaczerepa is a freelance writer who’s worked in editorial, marketing and PR for over 10 years. She writes across numerous topics but particularly loves delving into subjects like property, money and insurance and untangling them for readers.
She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Technology Sydney (as well as a commercial cookery qualification, but that’s a story for another day).
Hannah Lovegrove is a seasoned content writer, having produced a range of informative blogs across the insurance, energy, budgeting and finance space.
When it comes to numbers and insurance, Hannah understands that these concepts are often complicated, confusing and at times… a little boring. So, she’s made it her mission to turn tricky topics into information that’s fun to read and easy to digest.
Paul Maric is a highly acclaimed motoring journalist and the co-founder and managing editor of CarExpert.com.au. With over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, Paul's knowledge is bolstered by a degree in mechanical engineering.https://www.carexpert.com.au/author/paul-maric
Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist, speaker, author, and media personality. She is the founder of Think Brain and the Neuroscience Academy suite of training programs, which provide professional development training in applied neuroscience and developing a healthy brain.
Mark is the Executive – Commercial at iSelect, having joined the team back in 2018. With a career spanning 20 years, Mark brings with him a breadth of commercial experience.
Our General Manager for Utilities & Credit Cards, Julia is passionate about debunking energy comparisons and saving customers money on their household bills. An avid reader, she’s also a great asset to any trivia team.
As a spokeswoman for iSelect, Jessie understands how to simplify otherwise complicated topics to help Aussies improve their financial literacy and better manage their household bills.
With over a decade of experience writing on just about every topic imaginable, Madeline loves nothing more than taking tricky technical information and transforming it into clear accessible content.
She’s also passionate about green and sustainable living, including doing so on a budget. Helping customers save and make smart energy choices is her goal.
As the Content Manager, Angela shapes the content strategy at iSelect, making sure it’s designed to help Aussies save time, effort and money. With over a decade of experience as an editor, writer and publisher, Angela has years of experience simplifying complex information and sometimes, even making it fun!
Mr Taxman, Dr Adrian Raftery is the best-selling author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! (now in its 11th edition) and is widely sought by the media for his views on tax, superannuation and financial issues. He runs a COVID-19 proof award-winning tax & accounting practice remotely in the Mornington Peninsula down in Melbourne.
With years of experience in health insurance and marketing content, David joined iSelect in 2023 as Digital Editor to turn complex topics into clear and fun guidance for our customers.
Writing like a human being and finding ways to make our content shine is what David is passionate about so iSelect can be, and remain, personal and relatable.
Liv Steigrad is a brand strategist and copywriter with almost a decade of experience working with words. She believes that any topic is fascinating if you look closely enough, and enjoys doing her part in making information more accessible to anyone who comes looking.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Sydney.
Francis is an experienced content writer with a knack for simplifying complex information and understands the issues and difficulties many Aussies face when it comes to insurance. As such, he’s made it his mission to help improve the customer experience.
Janina Waldmann is a freelance writer living and working on Gadigal Country. As a millennial in Sydney, she’s well aware of the value of financial literacy and enjoys writing about personal finance.
She holds a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Technology and is currently completing a Bachelor of Political Science at the Goethe Universität, Frankfurt.