Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
John has more than 20 years commercial banking experience, including 10 years across a range of senior leadership roles. John joined Many Rivers in October 2009 and has overseen all aspects of operations including supporting Field Officers, management of the loan program, development of organisational systems and processes, product development and Many Rivers’ finances. In April 2014, John was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director. John holds a Bachelor of Science and an Executive MBA.
Head of Business Development
Glenda has 20 years of commercial and not-for-profit experience in diverse industries including microfinance, investment banking, IT and property. After contracting with Many Rivers in Business Development for 18 months, she joined permanently in September 2015. Glenda holds a Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, and a Master of International Social Development.
Head of Projects and Operations Support
Dean has over 15 years of project management and process design experience working as a former IT Management Consultant. He has been involved in project implementation in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand. Dean joined Many Rivers in March 2014 and oversees the operations and finance support teams as well as managing the development and introduction of new product. Dean holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce.
Head of Region | NSW & VIC
Scott has over 20 years commercial banking experience in managerial and senior finance roles. He has been involved in various bank-wide projects and throughout his career been actively involved in the community. Scott joined Many Rivers in July 2012 and oversees the NSW and VIC Operations. Scott holds a Bachelor of Economics and has completed various management and leadership training including Macquarie University Principles of General Management and the Harvard Club of Australia leadership program.
Head of Region | QLD & NT
Neil has over 30 years experience in various treasury and financial market roles and has been extensively involved in community work in his private capacity. He has worked in Australia, London and South Africa with recent experience in senior management and executive level positions. Neil joined Many Rivers in 2016 and oversees our QLD Operations. Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Treasury and is a fellow of the Institute of Financial Markets (South Africa) and further a Member of Australian Institute of Directors and Finance and Treasury Association.
Head of Region | WA & SA
Lisa has over 25 years experience in the banking and finance industry and has completed numerous management and leadership training programs. Her diverse background encompasses consumer and business lending, equipment financing and front line team management. Lisa has also owned and operated two small businesses. Lisa began working with Many Rivers as a client Mentor in early 2016 and realising her passion she joined the team in October 2016 to oversee the WA and SA operations.
Business Development Manager, Eastern Region
Rosa has over 15 years experience in accounting and finance in various management positions. She has a keen interest in development and has worked overseas for 3 years in this field. Rosa is responsible for all aspects of business development in Eastern Australia and works closely with the operations team across the region to deliver high quality outcomes to all of our stakeholders.
Community Economic Development
Bridget has worked in micro enterprise and community development for 16 years. She has worked extensively in South-East Asia, South Asia and Africa; engaged directly with communities and also building capacity and developing programs with leading Microfinance Institutions in these regions. Increasingly interested in working with communities at home, Bridget became involved with Many Rivers in 2009 and has worked in either permanent or contract positions in both operations and business development. Since 2015 she has been leading the Many Rivers Community Economic Development Pilot with Indigenous communities in regional and remote Australia.
Business Development & Executive Support
Catherine has a background in graphic design as well as many years of experience in administrative roles across a variety of sectors. Catherine supports the Business Development team and provides executive support to the CEO.
Projects & Operations Support
Garry has worked as a Field Officer in Western Sydney for the last 4 years with previous experience working with local churches to develop community programs. Garry has a passion to see people become personally and financially successful. He expects to see these benefits achieved for mentors and mentees of the Many Rivers Mentoring Program.
Loan Support Officer
Kirrily has many years experience working in the finance and administration field, with a Certificate 3 and 4 in Accounting. Based in our Grafton office, Kirrily has worked as a Finance Support Officer since 2010 and is now responsible for providing loan support to the operations team.
Finance Support Officer
Lauren is based in our Grafton office and provides finance support to the operations team. Lauren has 15 years experience in administration and finance with a Certificate 3 and 4 in Accounting and prides herself on supporting staff with the ethos: get it right the first time. Lauren joined the team in May 2013.
Operations Support Officer
Katie comes from many years of experience in administrative roles across a variety of sectors including IT and manufacturing. Katie provides operational support to the team.