Meet our Executive Team
Our executives are a dynamic group with a strong set of complementary skills and an excellent balance of experience, qualifications and leadership.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Salisbury joined McMillan Shakespeare as Managing Director of RemServ in April 2008 and was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in October 2014. Before joining the company in April 2008, Mr Salisbury was a member of the senior management team at AAMI. Mr Salisbury held a variety of management positions within the organisation, including a number of state management roles and the position of Product Manager for Compulsory Third Party Insurance. Mr Salisbury is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Director of the National Automotive Leasing & Salary Packaging association. Mr Salisbury is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Ashley joined MMS in October 2020 as CFO and has over 20 years of financial services experience. Previously Mr Conn was the CFO of CSG Ltd and prior to that had been an investment banker working in Australia and New York predominantly for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley doing M&A and debt and equity capital raisings.
Ashley is member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).
Managing Director – Group Remuneration Services
Kylie joined MMS in May 2011 and initially held numerous senior management positions within RemServ, including operations, corporate services and Government relations until being appointed into the MMS Executive team in 2016 as the Group Executive for Queensland.
Kylie transitioned into the position of Managing Director for Group Remunerations Services in August 2021, with this role having accountability for both the Maxxia and RemServ businesses. Before joining MMS, Kylie worked in the insurance industry within both AAMI and RACQ.
Kylie is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently completing the Senior Executive Master of Business Administration at The University of Melbourne.
Head of Strategy
Andrew joined McMillan Shakespeare Group in March 2009, following a 20 year career in the insurance industry with AAMI and RACQ which included senior management roles in operations, strategy & communications. In his previous roles in the group Andrew has led both marketing and innovation. In his current role he leads our strategic management process working with all members of the Executive to develop both business unit and group level strategies which create value and drive growth. He is also a member of the groups Environment, Social and Governance committee (ESG).
Andrew has studied both Strategy and Innovation globally and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sydney.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Suzanne joined the McMillan Shakespeare Group in May 2009. She has in excess of 20 years senior leadership experience in the HR field. Her wealth of experience lies in translating high level business objectives into meaningful people and organisational development strategies with lasting business impact.
Her professional background over the past three decades includes education, law publishing and financial services. She held senior leadership positions at AAMI and Suncorp and immediately prior to joining MMSG was the Head of Human Resources at AAMI.
Suzanne is a graduate of the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School.
CEO of Plan Partners
Having joined the MMS Group in 2014, Sean is now Chief Executive Officer of Plan Partners, a business created to contribute to the successful establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Sean previously held the position of Group Executive, Commercial at MMSG, in which he was responsible for the commercial integrity and profitability of the Fleet and Novated business, and brings more 20 years’ corporate experience, including a long-term senior management position at Suncorp.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Commerce from James Cook University.
Head of Corporate Affairs
Rohan joined the McMillan Shakespeare Group in September 2012 and heads up the Corporate Affairs function of the Group. His responsibilities include leading the Group’s relations with key external stakeholders, including policy makers, regulators and the media.
He was instrumental in the formation of the sector’s peak industry body, the National Automotive Leasing and Salary Packaging Association (NALSPA) in 2014, and he continues as an Alternate Director and Secretary of the Association. Rohan’s experience include senior executive positions with a diverse range of organisations including Tabcorp, iSelect, NAB, global advisory firm KPMG/Touche Ross and a leading road transport peak industry association.
Rohan has participated in numerous State, Federal and Local Government working parties and associated committees, including the Federal Ministerial Expert Advisory Group on Gambling.
Rohan holds a Bachelor of Business from Deakin University, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Swinburne University and the AIRA Diploma of Investor Relations from the Melbourne Business School.
Chief Customer Officer
Julia is an adaptive and customer obsessed executive marketing leader with a track record in delivering results through an effective mix of strategy, analytics and innovative thinking. Julia has had 15 years data and digital B2B and B2C marketing experience in Australia & the UK across multiple sectors including financial services, retail and telecommunications. Her experience has been built working with a range of leading brands including; NAB, Lloyds TSB, T-Mobile, Myer and TK Maxx.
Julia has the ability to create strategic vision and turn it into action that delivers measurable results. She is passionate about delivering world-class data-driven marketing experiences that are value adding for both customers and organisations. She is driven by working with, leading and learning from high performing and diverse teams.
Specialities include: B2C & B2B marketing, digital marketing, segmentation, data strategies, marketing strategy, customer lifecycle management, personalisation through marketing automation, customer research and insights.
Chief Information Officer
Wallace joined the McMillan Shakespeare Group in March 2021. He is a commercially oriented technology executive with significant experience in large and complex businesses, with predominant focus on the planning and execution of digital transformations, as well as the creation of new revenue streams.
He has a passion for consumer and technology trends, and how businesses need to adapt to changing consumer behaviour through the use of technology to create more value. Prior to MMS, Wallace held technology director roles at Bupa Australia & New Zealand, and previously as General Manager Strategy and Architecture at Australia Post.
Wallace graduated from RMIT with a double degree in Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Business.
Group Executive – Customer Development
Since joining McMillan Shakespeare Group in 2005, Andrew has held a range of senior roles across various business units.
As Group Executive – Customer Development, Andrew is responsible for establishing new customer partnerships across novated leasing, salary packaging and asset management products.
Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology.
Group Executive – Sales and Product Services
Simon joined Maxxia in 2005 and has held a number of senior roles within the McMillan Shakespeare Group.
He has over 15 years’ experience in sales and operational management across financial services, insurance and telecommunications.
As Group Executive-Sales and Product Services, Simon is responsible for further developing MMS’ product offering in both Retail and Novated Leasing on a national level across the Maxxia and RemServ brands.
Simon has studied Business Management at the University of South Australia.
Group Executive – Asset Management, Australia & New Zealand
Adam joined the MMS Group as part of the Interleasing acquisition in 2010. He has a strong finance background having commenced his career at GE Commercial Finance in 1998.
Throughout his tenure at McMillan Shakespeare, Adam has held leadership roles across the full spectrum of the Asset Management business segment, before being appointed to the role of Group Executive, Asset Management (Australia & New Zealand) in July 2018.
His broad and deep experience has had significant impact in creating value from a commercial pricing, client acquisition, customer experience, internal procurement as well as operational and risk management perspective. Adam is responsible for creating Interleasing’s first Principal & Agents Agreement, and was instrumental in developing new funding products for the group including rent to purchase and FlexiPoint lease alternatives.
More recently, Adam has overseen the establishment and management of the JustHonk Used Car sites of which he is the Dealer Principal.
Adam holds a Commission of Declarations (Queensland) and both Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methodology certificates.
Group Executive – Client Strategy & Engagement
Joining McMillan Shakespeare Group in March 2015, Venus is responsible for diving and executing client strategy and engagement as well as heading up Maxxia’s Sales and Distribution, Client Services and Implementations teams. With 20 years’ experience as a Relationship and Operations Executive for companies such as AAMI, Suncorp and Innovation Group, Venus has been responsible for implementing strategic objectives in business services and processes to achieve growth and profitability targets, whilst maintaining client retention and satisfaction through effective partnering.
Venus has completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.
Group Executive – Risk and Insurance Product
Peter joined McMillan Shakespeare as Group Executive – Risk and Insurance Products in October 2016. Peter brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the Finance and Insurance industry, gained over a career spanning more than 25 years.
Peter has previously held senior positions with RACV, Suncorp, AIG Australia and Insurance Australia Group (IAG). Most recently, Peter spent six years as part of the Executive team heading up the sales division for Swann Insurance, an IAG-owned company.
Group Executive Aggregation Services
David joined McMillan Shakespeare as Group Executive Aggregation in September 2017. David brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the automotive finance, consumer and business finance, and banking industries, gained over a career spanning more than 30 years.
With extensive experience in Senior and Executive level roles in the UK and Australia, David has held Executive customer-facing roles at Esanda, BMW Financial Services UK and Australia and BMW Group UK, with the first phase of his career being in the Accountancy profession in the UK and the Middle East with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC). Most recently, David led several major projects at ANZ, including the sale of Esanda’s Dealer business to Macquarie and the enhancement of ANZ’s supervision and monitoring of its Third Party Lending businesses.
David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.