Sunil Aranha (Chief Executive Officer and Director), with over 25 years of international and local SME sector banking experience in general management roles within Citibank, Efic and Commonwealth Bank. Also established a successful technology start-up in the entertainment technology sector in early 2000.

Frank Willenberg (Chief Risk Officer and Director), with over 35 years credit and risk management experience in SME, MME, Business Lending, Commercial Real Estate and Consumer Lending in Australia, and overseas markets in particular USA and the Asia Pacific Region. Most recently he retired as a Senior Vice President for Commercial Banking, Credit and Risk Management at Citibank in Australia.

Vincent Valladares (Chief Business Officer) with 25 years of international SME / commercial / private banking experience in senior management roles across India, Middle East & Singapore with Citibank, RBL Bank & Bank of Singapore.


Alan Kohler a financial journalist for over 40 years, has been Editor of both the Australian Financial Review and The Age. Business editor at large of The Australian, finance presenter on ABC news and adjunct professor in the business faculty of Victoria University.

Louise Baker – Accomplished Business Transformation Executive with over 18 years of experience in leading stakeholders to drive strategy execution and deliver innovative solutions across financial services throughout Australia, US, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Qualified in business (Stanford MS in Management), law (qualified in NSW and the UK), science (psychology major), financial analysis (CFA chartered) and RG 146 compliant.

Nick Basile has over 30 years of financial services experience primarily in investment management covering a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment styles. He has previously held various senior executive positions including Chief Investment Officer roles at several top 20 Australian companies and most recently was the Chief Investment Officer of the Suncorp Group.

Glenwyn Baptist is a 30-year veteran of the investment industry in the United States with a vast array of investment experience ranging from investment management and corporate finance to marketing and strategic planning. He was currently CEO of Prudential International Investments, responsible for managing the local asset management affiliates of Prudential Financial (US) in China, India, Taiwan, Brazil and Italy.

Glenn Homan has had senior executive experience with the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) and leading Australian financial institutions. He is recognised internationally as an industry expert on credit risk frameworks, processes and practices, and a technical author of prudential standards and guidance on risk requirements.

Andrew MacDonald is the principal of the law firm, Audax Legal Pty Limited. Audax Legal focuses on financial services businesses. Andrew specialises in financial products and services and corporate law. Prior to starting Audax Legal in 2002, he was a partner in PwC Legal and Director at Deutsche Bank.

Tim Allerton Managing Director of City Public Relations, is ThinCats Australia’s public relations strategist. He has 35 years’ experience in public relations and the media – covering the fields of print, television and video communications.