Board of Directors

Patrick Elliott

Patrick Elliott

Non-Executive Chairman

Patrick is a founding Partner of private equity firm Next Capital where he is a Director of a number of portfolio companies.

Prior to founding Next Capital, Patrick was an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank having joined the private equity division in 1997, with experience in a broad range of sectors including retail, industrial and consumer products and services. Patrick was Chairman of JB Hi-Fi Limited from 2000 to 2012 and Chairman of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) in 2004.

Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration (Hons) from IMD (Switzerland) and a Bachelor of Commerce/Law from The University of New South Wales.

Peter Langham

Peter Langham

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Peter has over 32 years of experience in the Debtor Finance industry with experience in audit and credit, international factoring, client management and sales.

In 1988, Peter joined Bank of Scotland Debtor Finance business in a sales role and was appointed as Head of Sales for England and Wales in 1991.

In 1993, Peter joined Scottish Pacific (then owned by Bank of Scotland) and in 1997 Peter joined AGC, the Debtor Finance arm of Westpac, before establishing Benchmark Debtor Finance Pty Limited in 1998.

In 2005, the founding shareholders of Benchmark Debtor Finance sold their interests to BA Ventures Limited and Benchmark continued on a growth path which culminated in the acquisition of Scottish Pacific Business Finance in 2007. Peter has remained CEO and a shareholder of Scottish Pacific throughout.

Peter Clare

Peter Clare

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter is the former CEO of Westpac New Zealand and prior to that, held numerous senior roles within Westpac and St. George.

Peter is also the Chairman of the board of Reffind Limited and ChimpChange LLC.

Peter holds a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of New South Wales.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia and a fellow of CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia ("Finsia").

Katrina Onishi

Katrina Onishi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Katrina is a Director and an advisor to several not for profit organisations. Until 2010, Katrina was an Executive Director of Concord Capital Limited, a boutique funds management business that she co-founded in 2000.

Prior to co-founding Concord, Katrina held several funds management roles both in Australia and overseas.

Katrina is also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Vitaco Holdings Limited. Katrina holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from The University of Sydney and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Katrina is a member of the CFA Institute, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of Finsia.

Andrew Love

Andrew Love

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew has over 35 years' experience in restructuring and corporate insolvency, with a particular focus on the mining sector.

Andrew is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Gateway Lifestyle Group and a Non-Executive Director of Champion Iron Limited and has served on a number of boards including Roc Oil, Riversdale Mining and Charter Hall Office Trust.

Andrew was a partner at Ferrier Hodgson Chartered Accountants for over 25 years until 2008, when as a Senior Partner he retired and remains as Consultant.

Andrew is a member of both the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of New South Wales.