Board of Directors

The primary role of the Board is to promote the long-term health and success of FlexiGroup. Our Board members have extensive experience in finance, business consulting and governance.

Andrew Abercrombie

Chairman, Founding Director, Non-Independent, Non-Executive, BEc, LLB, MBA

Appointment: Director, November 2006

Bio: Andrew became a founding director of the original FlexiRent business in 1991. He is an experienced commercial and tax lawyer and was a founding partner in a legal firm operating in both Sydney and Melbourne. Following several years in property investment and tax consulting, he became involved in the FlexiRent business in 1991, and until 2003 was Chief Executive Officer.

Rajeev Dhawan

Independent, Non-Executive, BCom, MBA

Bio: Rajeev is currently a partner of Equity Partners. Rajeev has over 23 years’ venture capital and private equity experience (through Hambro-Grantham; Colonial First State Private Equity and currently Equity Partners) with a particular focus on the mid-market segment and has been a director of a number of listed and unlisted portfolio companies.

Christine Christian

Independent, Non Executive

Bio: Christine Christian is a leading Australian business executive with more than 30 years’ experience in financial services, investment, private equity, credit risk and digital media including executive and advisory roles in Australia, China, India and the United States. Prior to her board career, Christine was CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Australia and New Zealand from 1997 to 2012, Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet Consumer Credit Services and Executive Director of Dun & Bradstreet India.

Christine is currently Chairman of Kirwood Capital and a Non-Executive Director of ME Bank, Lonsec Fiscal Group, the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and New York based Powerlinx Inc. She is Deputy President and board member of the State Library of Victoria, a member of the La Trobe University Council and past President of Chief Executive Women.

Jodie Leonard

Independent, Non Executive, B.Bus, FAICD, FAMI CPM

Bio: Jodie is a professional company director with over 25 years of global experience in corporate strategy, marketing and digital disruption. Her governance and executive experience spans a range of industries including media, financial services, consumer goods, telecommunications, travel, tourism and professional services. As a former executive, Jodie held senior commercial positions in strategic marketing and corporate strategy in ASX, NYSE and FTSE listed companies, including GE, British Airways, Nine Network, Telstra and Colgate Palmolive in New York. Jodie was formerly the Vice President of Strategy & Marketing at GE Money and GE Capital, before leaving to successfully establish her own consulting business.

Jodie’s board experience spans financial services, banking, tourism, education, superannuation and sport. She currently sits on the Board of the RACV and BWX Ltd (ASX: BWX).

Carole Campbell

Independent, Non Executive

Bio: Carole Campbell is a professional company director with more than 30 years’ experience in a diverse range of industries including professional services, financial services, media, mining and industrial services. Carole commenced her career with KPMG and in her executive career held senior finance roles including with Macquarie Group, Westpac Institutional Bank, Seven West Media, Bis Industries and Merivale.

Carole is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee of IVE Group Limited (ASX: IGL) and Deputy Chair of Council and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She is also a Non-Executive Director of The Sydney Film Festival. Carole is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA) and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

John Wylie

Independent, Non Executive, AM

Bio: John Wylie is the founder of investment firm Tanarra Group which invests in venture capital, private equity, private credit and selected public companies.

John was previously CEO of the Australian business of global financial services firm Lazard. He co-founded advisory and investment firm Carnegie Wylie & Company in 2000 which was acquired by Lazard in 2007, and before that was Chair of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston in Australia. In these roles, John has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He is a former director of CSR Limited.

He is Chair of the Australian Government agency Sport Australia, President of the Library Board of Victoria and a Trustee of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust at Oxford University. He is a former Chair of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust.

John holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland.