Brodie Arnhold

CEO and Executive Director

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).

 
Vicki Pafumi
Chief Financial Officer

Vicki joined iSelect in November 2015 and held senior roles within the Company’s finance and operations functions before being appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in July 2018. Prior to Vicki’s appointment as CFO, she held the role of Interim CFO from 27 January 2016 to 3 July 2017 and from 17 November 2017 to 1 July 2018.

Prior to that, Vicki was responsible for Workforce Planning, Dialler Operations and Project Management as well as the management of our Cape Town business. Vicki has over 25 years experience spanning all areas of finance, six sigma, supply chain, operations and aftermarket.

A results driven professional with extensive people management experience, Vicki is passionate about leading and developing individuals to succeed and be their best. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy, Law and Economics major) from Monash University and is a qualified CPA.

Henriette Rothschild

Chief Operating Officer

Henriette joined iSelect in August 2017 and is responsible for the performance of the company’s individual business units, customer contact centre operations and commercial partnerships.

Previously, Henriette had over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, human resources and consulting.  She was the Managing Director of Hay Group (now Korn Ferry Hay Group) across Australia, NZ, Japan and Korea, a global management consulting firm focusing on organisational performance and people advisory services.

Henriette has worked with boards, CEOs and executive teams in areas of organisational performance, transformation and building high performance cultures. She has a BA from Melbourne University, Grad Dip (Swinburne) and qualified as a psychologist before undertaking further graduate studies in business and marketing (Monash).

Henriette is a board member of both the Richmond Football Club and Brown Brothers Wines and a graduate member of AICD.

 
Slade Sherman
Chief Experience Officer

Slade joined iSelect in February 2018 as Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Slade is responsible for customer and digital strategy including Technology, Data Science, PMO and Product functions. He has extensive experience in digital transformation, having led large-scale technology based projects for leading global businesses.

Prior to joining iSelect, Slade was COO for Creator Global, following senior roles at Buzz Products, Crowdsauce and The Rewards Factory. Slade holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of New South Wales.

 
Warren Hebard
Chief Marketing Officer
Warren joined iSelect in April 2018 as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), he is responsible for the brand’s overall marketing strategy and execution. Warren brings extensive digital, ATL media, retention, creative, brand and ROI data led decision-making experience to iSelect.
Previous to his role at iSelect, Warren was Chief Marketing Officer at William Hill Australia. Prior to working at William Hill he held senior executive roles both in agency environments and in-house including with online bookmaker TomWaterhouse.com, as Brand Director, launching the brand into the Australian marketplace.
Gavin Byrnes
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Gavin joined iSelect in April 2019 and is responsible for the Company’s legal, compliance and company secretary functions.

Gavin is a highly experienced legal and compliance leader, with over 15 years in-house legal experience at multi-national insurance and finance companies across both Australia and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining iSelect, spent over five years as General Counsel at Allianz Partners, Australia and Asia-Pacific. At Allianz, Gavin managed a large team to lead legal, compliance and risk functions across Asia-Pacific and led the global anti-trust legal team.

Gavin previously held Corporate Counsel positions at GE (General Electric), SP AusNet and AXA Asia Pacific.

Gavin holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology.

 
Alya Stephen
Group Executive - Energy & Telco

Alya joined iSelect as Group Executive for Energy & Telco in May 2018. She brings to iSelect over 20 years experience in utilities across a number
of markets.

A pragmatic and results-driven leader, Alya has a successful track record of building and delivering products and services in both customer facing businesses and outsourcing services. She is also experienced working with start-ups, SME’s as well as global corporate organisations.

Prior to iSelect, Alya held several senior roles both locally and internationally for well-known brands including CitiPower, Computershare, Connectnow and Switchwise; and providing solutions for Alinta Energy, Unitywater, Horizon Power and Q Energy. Alya holds a Bachelor of Art from Swinburne University of Technology.

 
Michael White
Group Executive - Health & General Insurance

Michael joined iSelect in February 2016 as Head of Commercial – Health before taking on his current role of Group Executive – Health & General Insurance in April 2017.

A commercial and results-orientated executive, Michael’s experience spans all major retail sectors including grocery, discount and department stores. Michael’s successful track record in growing businesses is underpinned by a strategic and customer-led approach, while also focusing on building people and business capability.

Prior to joining iSelect, Michael held senior sales and marketing roles at Manassen Foods, Hallmark, FIJI Water, Valcorp Fine Foods and Heinz.

Michael holds both a Bachelor of Business and Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology.

Alan Caputo

Group Executive - Financial Services & Life

Alan joined iSelect in May 2006 and was appointed to the role of Group Executive for Wealth in November 2015, which includes both our lending and life insurance businesses.

Alan was initially recruited by iSelect as a Sales & Operations Manager to establish a Life Insurance vertical. The strong growth of the Life Insurance business under Alan’s leadership led to the expansion of his portfolio and in 2009 he was appointed General Manager for iSelect’s Home Loans, Life and General Insurance businesses.

Alan has over 14 years experience working in the financial services sector specialising in sales and distribution, including roles at both ANZ and
Commonwealth Bank. Alan holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning from Kaplan.

Sonya Oakley
Group Executive - People & Culture

Sonya joined iSelect in April 2019 and is responsible for the company’s Human Resources, Safety & Wellbeing functions. A highly astute, pragmatic and authentic leader in People & Culture, Sonya has an extensive understanding of strategic and operational best practice human resources.

Sonya brings a great depth of relevant HR leadership experience to iSelect through senior HR roles within mid to large businesses. Sonya joins iSelect from Telstra, where she was General Manager HR for IT & Digital Solutions at Telstra and previously held the role of Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Career Services. Prior to joining Telstra, Sonya was the Director of Human Resources ANZ at Delaware North and spent over a decade with the Coles Group in a variety of specialist senior positions.

Sonya holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Newcastle and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Monash University. She is also a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute.