Board of Directors

Mark Joiner

Mark Joiner

Independent Chairman

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Mark Joiner

Mark Joiner

Independent Chairman

Mark is an experienced director of listed companies, currently serving as a non-executive director of Latitude Financial Services and Chairman of QBE Insurance Group Limited’s Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries. He has also held multiple directorships at NAB Group subsidiaries, including Clydesdale Bank Plc and JBWere.

Mark served as Executive Director of Finance for NAB Group; CFO and Head of Strategy and M&A for Citigroup’s global wealth management business in New York; and Associate Director of Australian Ratings (now Standard & Poor’s). He also has 15 years of experience as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group including as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Development.

Mark is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.

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Glenn King, FIPAA

Glenn King, FIPAA

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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Glenn King, FIPAA

Glenn King, FIPAA

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Glenn King is the Group Chief Executive Officer.

Before joining in late-2019 Glenn was a senior public servant in the New South Wales (NSW) Government, including leading the Premier’s Implementation Unit as Deputy Secretary of Department Premier and Cabinet, and the first Chief Executive Officer of Service NSW. Most recently, he was the NSW Customer Service Commissioner and Secretary of the NSW Government’s Department of Customer Service.

Glenn also has over 25 years of international experience in Financial Services. As a senior executive at the National Australia Bank Group he led product, marketing, distribution, and operations divisions across its portfolio in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, England and Ireland.

Glenn has been an Executive at Save the Children Australia, held numerous Business Advisory and Community Board roles, and was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia for outstanding contribution to study or practice of public administration. He has a BCom (Honours) from Deakin University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Swinburne University, as well as completing programs at both the University of Adelaide and Harvard Kennedy School.

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Vivek Bhatia

Vivek Bhatia

Non-Executive Director and Link Group Nominee Director

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Vivek Bhatia

Vivek Bhatia

Non-Executive Director and Link Group Nominee Director

Vivek is the current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Link Group.

Vivek has over 20 years of experience in financial services, government and management consulting. Prior to joining Link Group, Vivek was Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Pacific division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd, and the inaugural Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of iCare (Insurance and Care NSW).

Prior to this, Vivek co-led the Restructuring and Transformation (RTS) practice at McKinsey & Company across Asia Pacific and held senior executive roles at Wesfarmers Insurance, including responsibility for leading the Australian underwriting businesses of Lumley, WFI and Coles Insurance as CEO, Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited (WGIL).

Vivek holds an undergraduate degree in engineering, a post graduate degree in business administration and is a CFA (ICFAI).

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Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Kirstin is an experienced director of publicly listed companies and she currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of SCA Property Group Ltd (since January 2015) and EML Payments Ltd (since 2018). She also sits on the board of the technology company, Envato (since 2021).

Kirstin has also previously sat on the board of CIMIC Ltd and has held roles on the boards of significant unlisted entities including as Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and she served as a non-executive director of Hyne and Son Pty Ltd, Sunwater Ltd and a number of non-profit organisations.

Kirstin was formerly the CEO of Sentis Pty Ltd and the Director of Corporate Services at Deacons (now Norton Rose Fulbright). Kirstin began her career as an Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Kirstin has a PhD in leadership, corporate culture and governance as well as a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) from the University of New South Wales Canberra. Kirstin has been an Adjunct Professor of the QUT Business School since 2015.

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John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Non-Executive Director and Link Group Nominee Director

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John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Non-Executive Director and Link Group Nominee Director

John is currently one of Link Group’s two nominee Directors on the PEXA Board, having first joined the PEXA Board in June 2013.

Prior to listing, John served as the Chair of the TGH Risk Management and Audit Committee and a member of the TGH Remuneration, Nomination and People Committee.

John is currently a Non-Executive Director of Specialised Container Holdings Pty Ltd.

John has over 30 years’ commercial, mergers and acquisition, accounting and financial experience from various roles with Optus, Perpetual Limited and KPMG (Australia and the United Kingdom). For 18 years until his executive retirement in 2019, John was the Chief Financial Officer of Link Group.

John is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland. John holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

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Paul Rickard

Paul Rickard

Non-Executive Director and Commonwealth Bank of Australia Nominee Director

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Paul Rickard

Paul Rickard

Non-Executive Director and Commonwealth Bank of Australia Nominee Director

Paul served as a non-executive Director of PEXA from November 2011 to November 2018, joining the Board about twelve months after the company’s formation.

Paul is an experienced director of listed companies, currently serving as a non-executive director of Tyro Payments Limited and WCM Global Growth Limited. At Tyro, he is the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Chair of the Risk Committee.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial service industry. He was a senior executive with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for over 15 years, and was the founding managing director of CommSec.

Paul was named ‘Stockbroker of the Year’ and admitted to the Industry Hall of Fame in 2005.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma in Financial Planning from RMIT University.

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Melanie Willis

Melanie Willis

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Melanie Willis

Melanie Willis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Melanie has extensive experience as a non-executive director, including Challenger Limited since December 2017, Southern Cross Austereo since May 2016 and the Australia Pacific division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd since September 2020. Melanie was previously a non-executive director of Mantra Group and Pepper Group, Chief Executive Women and Chair of the Education Committee of the 30% Club.

Melanie also serves as a non-executive director of PayPal Australia.

Melanie has held executive roles as CEO of NRMA Investments (and head of strategy and innovation), CEO of a financial services start-up and director of Deutsche Bank, and has previously worked in corporate finance at Bankers Trust and Westpac.

Melanie previously chaired the audit and risk committee at Mantra and was a member of the audit committee at Pepper Group. She currently chairs the risk committee and is a member of the audit committee at Challenger, chairs the audit committee and remuneration committee at PayPal Australia, chairs the risk committee at QBE AusPac, and chairs the audit and risk committee at Southern Cross Austereo.

Melanie has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and Masters of Taxation from Melbourne University

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