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Our Team. Our Leaders.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Mark has over 30 years’ experience and a proven track record of building and transforming finance-related businesses as CEO, COO and CFO. He has held senior finance, product, strategy, country head and operations roles in Australia, Asia and the Middle East with Westpac, Barclays, Citibank, BOC Gases and Permanent Trustee.
Virginia Marshall

Virginia Marshall

Chief Financial Officer
Virginia brings over 20 years of finance experience across retail and commercial banking, property management, construction and development. Prior to joining SocietyOne, Virginia was Deputy CFO of Westpac Group’s Consumer Bank, having previously held several senior roles across their Commercial Banking business in Australia.
Jonathan Chan

Jonathan Chan

Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan is an experienced financial services and technology executive who has worked across south-east Asia and Australia over the past 16 years. He joined SocietyOne in July 2016 from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he worked for five years as a Principal in Sydney and, most recently, the firm's Kuala Lumpur office.
John Cummins

John Cummins

Chief Investment Officer
John’s career spans 30 years in financial services and has included senior roles at FIIG securities, the Royal Bank of Canada, Westpac Institutional Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Macquarie Bank. Prior to joining SocietyOne in January 2017, John was Head of Markets at FIIG Securities, Australia’s largest specialist fixed income provider with over $11 billion under management.
Simon Willoughby

Simon Willoughby

General Counsel & Company Secretary
A lawyer with more than 16 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Simon joined SocietyOne in May 2016 from iSelect Group, the ASX-listed multi-channel digital comparison business where he was Head of Legal and Compliance. Prior to that, Simon spent almost 5 years in a senior management position with ASIC in the Financial Services Enforcement Group.
Sudhir Bakre

Sudhir Bakre

Chief Credit Officer
Sudhir has over 15 years’ experience in Risk Management, Credit Operations and Product across Secured and Unsecured Lending in India, Singapore and Australia. Most recently, he worked for Citi as Head of Credit Cards Risk where he led credit strategy development and was involved in a variety of initiatives supporting growth through white labelling partnerships, implementation of Comprehensive Credit Reporting and setting up risk appetite framework for managing portfolio performance.
Nikki Avery

Nikki Avery

Chief Marketing Officer
Nikki joined SocietyOne in February 2018 as Senior Brand and Communications Manager and was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in May 2021. Nikki is an experienced brand strategist and marketer who has worked across a wide range of industries including finance, insurance, health and entertainment. Prior to joining SocietyOne, Nicole was Group Brand and Communications Manage – Health for CoverMore and Brand Manager at Foxtel.
Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Chief Technology Officer
With over 20 years of IT management experience in the Financial sector as well as Media, Gaming and Consulting, Richard is a keen technologist and driver of best practice. He has been across many roles in IT as a key influencer for organisations such as ING Direct, Fairfax Media and Artis. Most Recently Richard was VP of Engineering for Plutora where he scaled up the Engineering team from 5 people to over 50 and drove expansion of the product suite and Devops capabilities.
Anthony Kerwick

Anthony Kerwick

Chairman & Non Executive Director
Anthony was appointed to the Board in February 2015 on his appointment as Chairman of SocietyOne Holdings Pty Ltd. He is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital, a private equity company that he co-founded in 2016. He is a former Non-Executive Director of Veda Group, Tegel Foods, Griffins Foods and Guardian Healthcare.
Jamie McPhee

Jamie McPhee

Independent Non-executive Director
Jamie was appointed to the Board in March 2021. He was CEO of ME Bank from 2010 to 2020 and prior to that, was an executive Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited and Managing Director of Adelaide Bank. He has also served as a Director of Rural Bank and the Melbourne Renegades.
Melanie Cochrane

Melanie Cochrane

Independent Non-executive Director
Melanie was appointed to the Board in March 2021. Formerly Senior Vice President at American Express, she led the Merchant Services business for the Asia Pacific region and prior to that, Corporate Payments. Originally from the UK, Melanie has worked in financial services for over 25 years in the UK, US, Asia and Australia.
Simon Cant

Simon Cant

Non Executive Director
Simon was appointed to the Board in March 2014 after the Reinventure Fund, Westpac Banking Corporation’s venture capital arm, became a significant shareholder in SocietyOne. Simon is a co-founder and joint Managing Director of Reinventure and is on the board of several of the companies in which the group has invested.
Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor

Non Executive Director
Dave was appointed to the Board in March 2018. He is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of G&C Mutual Bank and is currently a board member of five companies including TransAction Solutions Ltd. Previously, Dave was Managing Director of Finance Industry Consulting Services Pty Ltd.
Brian O'Donnell

Brian O'Donnell

Non Executive Director
Brian was appointed to the Board in February 2018. He is Director, Finance and Investments, for Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited (ACE) group, and a Director of various ACE group companies in Australia and China. He is also Chairman of BCI Minerals Limited.
Timothy Archer

Timothy Archer

Non Executive Director
Tim was appointed to the Board in December 2020. He is Head of M&A Execution for News Corp Australia, and responsible for management of News Corp Australia's investments in digital ventures. He is also a director of Mediality Pty Ltd.