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Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce

Current Position: Solicitor

Employer: BBW Lawyers

How long at that company: Since June 2014

Credit/professional background: Legal- Commercial, Insolvency and Debt Recovery

Portfolio: President

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councilor:
Industry groups such as the AICM are fundamental in providing its members with a forum for networking, mentoring and education. Having the opportunity to volunteer my skills, knowledge and expertise is my way of giving back to the AICM.

On Council, it is my goal to inspire and encourage those in the credit community to engage with likeminded credit professionals so that they are able to succeed in their roles and careers.    

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council):
NSW President in 2017

NSW Vice President in 2016

4 years on the NSW AICM council working on the events portfolio.
Winner of the Young Credit Professional Award in 2013.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
Working with my colleagues outside of an office environment, and achieving amazing results together. This includes, but is not limited to, large attendances at social and professional development events, an increase in the NSW membership base or being available to mentor the young credit professionals each year.

I have been exposed to professionals from all disciplines and value the opportunities presented to me to grow, learn and develop who I am as a solicitor.

My passions aside from Credit/work:
Delicious food and wine, being surrounded by family and friends, spending time by the water and having puppy cuddles with my darling cavoodles Hendrix and Webster.

- Certificate IV in Credit Management
- Certificate IV in Accounting
- Certificate IV in Marketing

Current Position: National Credit Manager

Employer: StarTrack

How long at that company: 9 years

Credit/professional background: I have been working in the Credit / Finance industry for 16 years in various roles from Debtors Clerk all the way to National Credit Manager

Portfolio: I have been working in Credit / Finance for 16 years.

During this time I have held various positions as Debtors Clerk, Credit Controller, Assistant Credit Manager, Regional Credit Manager and National Credit Manager

I have worked for mostly larger organisations such as Lenovo, IBM and StarTrack

I currently manage the National Credit Team for StarTrack across two (2) sites in Tullamarine VIC and Minchinbury NSW and look after a team of 19 FTE including myself

I have had vast experience in the integration of business', leading people through change, resource modelling, restructuring, process improvement and system upgrade

My favourite part of my role is helping others grow and learn so they become better than yesterday

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: I volunteer on the council as an opportunity to give back to the industry and to gain experience working with other members to help grow the brand

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council): I was awarded back to back Credit Manager of the year in 2013 & 2014

I have now been on the council for 10 months and have helped contribute to the AICM Golf Day and also provide sponsorship for one of the Trivia Nights

I ensure that I attend the annual awards night each year - I see this as one of the highlights of the year where people are recognised and rewarded for their efforts and achievements which is so important

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: Being part of a professional body, brushing shoulders and mixing with some extremely intelligent, passionate and innovative people and helping grow the brand and awareness of the AICM itself

My passions aside from Credit/work: I love spending time with my wife and two (2) boys - Family comes first and is number 1

My favourite past time is watching the NBA – American Basketball. I grew up playing basketball every day of my life and now enjoy following it. Whilst I have been to America I still have yet to witness a live game and my dream is to watch the NBA Finals

Contact details: or 0408 418 999

Qualifications: Diploma in Business and a Diploma in Management

Current Position: National Credit Manager

Employer: FUJIFILM Australia Pty Ltd

How long at that company:  8 years

Details of credit/professional background:
Secretary/Treasurer – Australian Credit Forum 
Managing Director Credit Management Services Pty Ltd
Credit Control Training and Credit Consultancy
Credit Management Consultant at CreditWorks in New Zealand 
National Credit Manager for Bridgestone / Firestone Ltd in New Zealand

I've been on the council since 2016 and I am involved in the Membership Committee and Professional Development Events.

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goald as Councillor:
I am a passionate credit professional so getting involved and helping out where I can with the AICM is extremely enjoyable. It's very rewarding for me to help and watch the Institute grow and develop.

My passions aside from Credit/work:
I am very passionate about Junior Rugby Union and I am currently on their board as the Finance Director for Sydney Junior Rugby Union.

• My mobile number is 0419 770 460 or you can email me at anytime!

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in E-Business and CCE

Current Position: Director

Employer: Byron Thomas Recruitment

How long at that company: Since March 2009.

Credit/professional background: 
- Started my journey in Credit with Kone PLC in the UK and then IBM. After moving from England to the "lucky  country", Australia in 2004, I changed career paths and started in recruitment at Michael Page International where I was recognised as one of the top billers in the country.
- This success motivated me to establish Byron Thomas Recruitment in early 2009. In 2010 Byron Thomas Recruitment won the best business services firm, in 2013 I was recognised by the AICM as the recruiter of the year.
in 2015 I was awarded with the Service Excellence at the Australian Business awards and also became a CCE.

Portfolio: Membership portfolio, NSW

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: 
To add value back to the industry that I am passionate about and that helped me build my career.

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council): 
I first attended an AICM event in 2008, I became a member in 2011, a councilor in 2013 and received my CCE in 2015

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
Learning from and working with some great minds and fantastic people on the council, who have become good friends. Exposure to and involvement with the strategy of a board structure in a NFP organisation working to maximise the value add it can bring to its members

My passions aside from Credit/work:
Spending time with my dog 'Yoda', my fiancée Odette, Travel, Tottenham Hotspur, red wine and long weekend getaways

Contact details:
W: 02 8677 3020

Qualifications: B.Management

Current Position: Shared Services Manager

Employer: Ecolab

How long at that company: 8 Years

Credit/professional background:
o 3 Years credit controller – Austereo
o Credit Manager – Ecolab
o Still overall responsibility for Credit at Ecolab

o NSW Director
o NSW President for a short while, previously running YCP and some events

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor:
o Build the credit industry for the future
o Create a strong professional environment that encourages networking and learning

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council):
o 5 years on council
o Previous YCP winner

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
o Development in many areas outside my normal role requirements. Exposure at board level is a great learning opportunity. Chance to look at strategy and direction rather than more transactional

My passions aside from Credit/work:
o Water skiing

Contact details:
o 02 8870 8140

  • Qualifications: Diploma in Business Management: Diploma of Credit Management. Diploma in Communication.

  • Current Position:  National Credit Manager

  • Employer: Manassen Foods

  • How long at that company: 21 years

  • Credit/professional background:  
  • I have been involved in credit for around 35 years, I’ve held various roles predominantly in the FMCG industry. 
  • To this day I’m continually challenged, one thing is certain, if you want to be a leader in your profession or industry, you need to continue to learn every day.  My major highlights include centralising the Credit function to head office and rolling out a National ERP system and amalgamating shared services. There is no doubt that completion of my AICM Diploma in Financial Services, gave me a strong foundation to achieve theses major projects.

  • Portfolio: Membership

  • Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor:
  •  I volunteer as a Councillor because I’m passionate about my career. I believe as a Credit Manager, I am tasked with the responsibility to help build successful careers for other credit professionals. I truly believe that the AICM is the ideal organisation to work on professional development and I personally know how effective their training methods can be.
  • Being a Councillor on the AICM has given me the opportunity to meet so many credit experts and they love to share their experiences, strategies and best practices. 
  • Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council): Being on the WINC committee has been such a highlight. In a short time, we have developed a national platform that improves the role of women in credit. We have an extremely dedicated team who continually work on ways to mentor, develop and promote women in the credit industry.

  • Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
  • The value I’ve gained is abundant, I have had so many opportunities to attain Higher skill levels and have met the most wonderful people who I consider great Mentors as well as great friends. 

  • My passions aside from Credit/work:
  • I’m a passionate local community advocate.
  • My causes include running a Public Transport Users group, we’ve been working on improving public transport for my city for the last 14 years.
  • I volunteer on a Council board, together we’ve worked hard in the last  12 years to develop the best and most affordable 39 childcare centres in my local area. I also love working with young people in my local high school, I’m a Co-chair on a committee who help them develop skills to gain future employment.

  • Contact details:
     Mobile: 0411 395363 and email:

• CCE (inaugural class of 1998)
• Certificate IV in Financial Services (AICM 2012)

Current Position: National Credit Manager

Employer: Southern Steel Group

How long at that company: commenced 2017

Credit/professional background:
• National Credit Manager – Coates Hire
• National Credit Manager – CHEP
• Credit Manager NSW/Qld – Smorgon ARC
• Credit Manager NSW – AGC
• Sales Manager NSW – AGC

Portfolio: CCE

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/goals as a Councillor:
• To raise the bar ie to increase the skills and education of credit professionals
• To see the credit profession receives its rightful status and importance in a business operation.
• To make legislative and industry improvements to better protect what is often a business's largest asset.

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on Council):

• CCE in inaugural year of 1998

• Joined Council in 1999 and held various roles including NSW Director, President and Vice President
• Elected to the Board in 2007 and served in CCE Portfolio, Treasurer, Vice President and President (4 years)
• Credit Team of the Year 2011
• AICMQ 2017 – first Australian company to be awarded formal Quality Certification
• Team members winning State and National YCP, NSW finalists in YCP, Pinnacle award winners including Team Leader and Senior Credit Officer across 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
• Growth in CCE and changes to entry requirements

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
• Personal development in many areas outside my normal role requirements including marketing, promotion, strategy and direction.
• A great contact network who I can and have called upon for assistance in many areas.
• Personal satisfaction in seeing professional standards improve and team mates grow, develop and mature.

My passion aside from Credit/work:
• I am a Sydney Swans tragic.
• Brad and Stace – the two greatest joys a bloke can have.
• Travel – to see Brad & Stace who choose to live in other continents (at least for now) and grow my experiences.

Contact details: and 0407 405 198