Chris Knoblanche AM
Chris has considerable expertise as the Chair of several board-level audit and risk committees. Chris is a chartered accountant and has extensive CEO, executive and financial markets experience, having served as Managing Director and Head of Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking (Australia and NZ), a partner in Caliburn (now Greenhill Investment Bank) and CEO of Andersen Australia and Andersen Business Consulting – Asia.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Financial Management) and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ACA), and Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs (FCPA). In 2014 Chris was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to arts administration, the community and the business and finance sector. In 2000 Chris was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for services to the arts and business.
Prior to his current role with iSelect, Brodie was the CEO of Melbourne Racing Club. He has also worked for Investec Bank from 2010-2013 where he was responsible for building a high-net-worth private client business.
Brodie worked for Westpac Banking Corporation where he grew the institutional bank’s presence in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and from 2006-2010 held the role of Investment Director at Westpac’s private equity fund.
During his career Brodie has also worked at leading accounting and investment firms including Deloitte (Australia), Nomura (UK) and Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong). Brodie is the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Shaver Shop Group Ltd (ASX: SSG).
Brodie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
Shaun holds a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Jurisprudence), Bachelor of Law and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Adelaide and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Shaun is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, and of the President’s Council of the Art Gallery of NSW.
Philanthropy is also a key part of Shaun’s activities, and he acts as Deputy Chairman of Life Education Australia, is a Director of the Princes Trust, a Director of the Chinese Language and Culture Education Foundation of Australia, and founder of his own charity the Heartfelt Foundation.
Bridget Fair joined Free TV Australia as Chief Executive Officer in February 2018.
Bridget previously held a number of senior roles with Seven West Media and has also worked with the ABC and SBS.
Bridget is a former Chairman of Screenrights and has been on the boards of OzTAM and Freeview.
She is a board member of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Melanie has more than 12 years’ experience in senior management roles across Australian and global retail brands including Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Bodyworks), Starwood Hotels and Woolworths. She also held corporate finance and strategy roles with leading investment banks and management consulting firms including Goldman Sachs and Bain & Company.
Melanie is currently a non-executive Director JB HiFi (ASX: JBH), Baby Bunting Group Ltd (ASX: BBN) and EML Payments (ASX: EML). Melanie holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from University of Queensland.
He recently joined Serco as Chief Growth Officer ASPAC to lead and drive the growth agenda across Asia Pacific. Geoff’s career has also included Managing or Lead Partner positions for global consulting businesses with clients including Westpac, AMP, Telstra, Qantas, FedEx, Oracle, Caterpillar and Brambles.
Geoff is also the Chair Uplifting Australia, a not-for-profit organisation focused on the emotional wellbeing of children; a member of the Advisory Board for online car sales business Mogo; and a mentor to a number of start-ups at Stone & Chalk.
Geoff is a Graduate of the AICD Directors Course, has a Masters of Economics (Macq), a Bachelor of Business (UTS), is a CA of the ICAANZ and a CPA.