Chris Knoblanche AM
He currently serves on the Boards of Latitude Financial (Hallmark Companies), Environment Protection Authority NSW and Sydney Opera House. He has also served as an adviser to and on the Board of Aussie Home Loans and was a Director of Greencross Limited prior to TPG Capital acquisition.
In addition, he 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.
Brodie commenced his role as CEO of iSelect in August 2018 after spending four months as acting-CEO. He first joined iSelect as a Board member in September 2014 and has over 15 years domestic and international experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate finance.
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 was appointed to the iSelect Board 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. Precision Group owns over A$1 billion of commercial assets in Australia and has diversified its business into financial services and private equity investments, primarily in the IT and health sectors.
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 also a Director and Chairman of Litigation Lending Services Ltd. Shaun is founder and trustee of the Heartfelt Foundation, an Australian charitable trust.
Bridget Fair was appointed to the Board of iSelect in 2013 and is a senior media executive with over 20 years’ experience in corporate affairs, government relations, business strategy and commercial negotiation in the media, technology and communications sectors.
Bridget is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Free TV Australia Ltd. She previously held a number of senior roles with Seven West Media, most recently Group Chief of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. Previously she has also held roles as General Counsel at SBS, legal counsel at the ABC and in private legal practice specialising in the media and communications sector.
Bridget is a Director of the Judith Nielson Institute for Journalism and Ideas. She sits on the Audit and Risk and Remuneration and Nominations Committees of the iSelect Board. She is also a former Chairman of Screenrights and has been a Director on the Boards of the audience measurement company OzTAM Pty Ltd and the television industry group Freeview.
She holds a BA/LLB from the University of New South Wales and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Melanie joined the iSelect Board in April 2016 and brings extensive experience in online business and digital marketing. In her former role as Head of Online for BIG W she managed Australia’s largest general merchandise e-commerce website.
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 of Baby Bunting Group Ltd (ASX: BBN) and Shaver Shop Group Limited (ASX: SSG). Melanie holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from University of Queensland.
Geoff was appointed to the iSelect Board in December 2018 and is an entrepreneurial senior executive with more than 25 years consistent success in starting, building, growing and improving the performance of businesses. Geoff’s expertise spans corporate innovation and growth, business strategy and execution, and major transformational change as well as operational management and people leadership.
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.