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Matthew Driscoll – Non-Executive Chairman

matt_driscollMr Driscoll was a founding Director of Killara Resources Pty Ltd and has over 29 years experience in the financial services industry, having provided advice on all aspects of the securities, derivatives and investment markets. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance, is a Master of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia, a Graduate Member of the Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (SF FIN). He has specialized experience within investment markets, inclusive of analysis and evaluation of investment opportunities, transaction analysis, financial modelling, debt structuring, asset and equity valuation and due diligence. He was a Member of the Australian Securities Exchange prior to its demutualisation and was a founding member of the Securities and Derivatives Industry Association.

Mr Driscoll is a Director of Workspace Australia Limited, a not-for-profit business incubator in Central Victoria.


 

Cameron Fisher – Executive Director

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Mr Fisher was previously Managing Director of buyMyplace.com.au and will continue as Executive Director of Property within the BuyMyplace Group.

Mr Fisher is highly qualified in his profession, and was previously a director of some of Australia’s leading real estate companies, including Bennison Mackinnon and Talbot Birner Morley (TBM) after commencing his first real estate business when he was 26 years of age. He holds an array of qualifications, including: fully Licensed Real Estate Agent; Diploma in valuations (distinction); fully Accredited Auctioneer with over 5,000 successful auctions under his belt; and advisor to leading institutions, developers, accountancy practices and law firms.

Mr Fisher is also the managing director of Changing Places Real Estate Consultants Pty Ltd, a full service flat fee real estate agency. He has for a long time believed agents fees to be too high hence his flat fee service, and as such his thinking and philosophies are very much in line with those of buyMyplace.


 

Peter Butterss – Non-Executive Director

peter_buttersMr Butterss is an entrepreneur with experience commercialising and growing both disruptive and traditional businesses. He has successfully guided businesses in disciplines such as Information Technology, Recruitment, Property and Business Transformation. He began his involvement with buyMyplace in 2008 as the CEO and guided the company through the initial start-up phase. Most recently Mr Butterss has presided over his family group of companies within the Property and Human Capital Management sectors. In addition, Peter was a founding member of an IT-recruitment firm ultimately known as Ambit Group Pty Ltd, which was sold to ASX-listed Peoplebank Limited for $100 million in December 2007.


 

Robert Kipp – Non-Executive Director

robert_kippMr Kipp was a founding Director of Killara Resources Pty Ltd and has over 29 years commercial experience. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree in accounting and marketing, a Masters Degree in Applied Finance, is a Fellow Member of the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia (FCPA), a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow Member of the Financial Services Industry of Australia (F FINSIA). He was Managing Director of Premium Investors Limited and held senior executive positions with Treasury Group Limited. Prior to joining Treasury Group Limited he held senior executive positions in private industry and was a senior partner in a public accounting practice, where he provided specialized corporate advisory services including IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate planning, and tax advisory services.


 

Paul Spottiswood – Non-Executive Director

Paul_SpottiswoodPaul is an entrepreneurial corporate and strategic adviser, having spent over fifteen years in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and business and investment fund establishment roles.

Paul’s depth of experience is evidenced by successful roles in investment banking (with Macquarie and Credit Suisse), dynamic in-house strategic and corporate development roles and, more recently, advisory roles for mid-market companies (333 Capital).

He has provided advice internationally (particularly in Europe and Asia) and across the real estate, infrastructure, logistics, financial services, retirement living, retail, hospitality and technology industries.

Paul’s clients include private and listed companies, superannuation funds and high net worth investors.

He is also a qualified solicitor and barrister.


 

Melanie Leydin – Company Secretary

 

melanie-leydinMelanie Leydin holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Corporate Law.  She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Registered Company Auditor.  She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and since February 2000 has been the principal of chartered accounting firm, Leydin Freyer.

Melanie has over 23 years’ experience in the accounting profession and has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of Companies and shareholder relations

 


 

 

Paul Heath – Chief Executive Officer

paul_heathMr Heath has significant experience in managing growth and transformation of both local and multi-national businesses in Australia and throughout Asia Pacific as well as across a number of industries including eCommerce, Media and Entertainment, Financial Services, Telecommunications and Technology.
Mr Heath most recently led Vistaprint in Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore, achieving significant growth during his tenure whist steering this company to one of the best performing businesses globally for Vistaprint. Vistaprint (NASDAQ:CMPR) is an online pure-play company and the global leader in Web2Print. Mr Heath’s experience also includes driving growth and improvement in a number of other businesses, including Vodafone, American Express, Foxtel, Reader’s Digest and NetComm.

Mr Heath brings a wealth of commercial experience to buyMyplace as well as significant marketing experience in online and traditional channels. Paul is a Graduate of AICD and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Auckland University, graduating as Senior Scholar of the Management Faculty.


 

Stephenie Pulis-Cassar – Head of Operations

stephenie_pulis-cassarMs Pulis-Cassar joined buyMyplace in September 2009 after starting her career studying Business at Victoria University and working as a Business Development Manager for various internet start-up companies.

Ms Pulis-Cassar’ s role at buyMyplace sees her leading the day to day sales & operations of the business, as well as being responsible for managing new revenue streams, technology processes and new marketing strategies. Ms Pulis-Cassar’s extensive online and property industry experience has been the driving force behind the great success of buyMyplace’s year-on-year growth.

As a keen property investor, Ms Pulis-Cassar has always believed in the mission and vision of buyMyplace and has seen firsthand the benefits that Commission Free sales can provide Australian home owners.


 

Jason Gregory – Head of Product & Strategic Partnerships

jason_gregoryJason Gregory has over 15 years of global, start up, commercial and corporate experience within multiple iconic online companies. He has built a successful career creating and leading innovative commercial and technology solutions in online marketplaces, publishing, digital marketing, search and competitive intelligence.

Jason is responsible for Product Development, and manages strategic partnerships and new product integrations.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), and is an active member of the Product Management community, lecturing in Product Management at General Assembly, and mentoring some innovative Australian startups.

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