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Mike Salisbury

Mike Salisbury

Chief Executive Officer

Mike joined McMillan Shakespeare Group as the Managing Director of RemServ in 2008 and was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in October 2014. Mike has 25 years' experience in the Financial Services Sector, including a long career at AAMI.

Mike is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University.

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Mark Blackburn

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mark joined Maxxia as the McMillan Shakespeare Group's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary in October 2011.

He has over 17 years' experience as a CFO in both listed and unlisted companies in the manufacturing, mining and financial services sectors. Immediately before joining Maxxia, he was CFO at iSelect, a comparison website and online insurance broker, and prior to that was CFO at IOOF, a listed funds management business.

Mark is both a CPA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Geoff Kruyt

Chief Operating Officer

Geoff joined Maxxia in December 2000. During this period, he has held various senior management positions and is currently a key member of the Executive Team responsible for the day-to-day management of salary packaging administration, novated leasing facilitation and asset management services.

With over 20 years' experience within the insurance and finance industry, Geoff has held senior positions from sales to general management in major financial institutions such as NZI Insurance, Rentworks Ltd, Cendant Australasia, before joining Maxxia as National Manager - Business Solutions.

Geoff holds an Executive MBA from the University of Sydney.

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Abe Tomas

Managing Director, Fleet and Financial Products

Abe Tomas joined Maxxia as Group Executive - Fleet and Novated in April 2010 and is currently Managing Director of Fleet and Financial Products. He has over 20 years' experience in operational leasing, asset management and novated leasing. He has also had extensive global experience in the finance, motor vehicle and insurance industries.

Abe is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and former member of the Securities Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Abe assisted the McMillan Shakespeare Group with acquiring the Interleasing and Holden Leasing businesses in early 2010.

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Andrew Suckling

Group Executive - Innovation

Andrew joined Maxxia in March 2009, following a 20 year career in the insurance industry including senior management roles with AAMI and RACQ Insurance. In his current role as Group Executive - Innovation, Andrew is responsible for developing market product and service innovation to ensure the continued success of the business.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sydney.


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Suzanne Shepherd

Group Executive - Human Resources

Suzanne joined Maxxia in May 2009. She has in excess of 15 years senior management experience in the HR field. Her wealth of experience lies in translating high level business objectives into people development strategies with lasting business impact. 

Her professional background over the past two decades includes education, law publishing and financial services. She previously held the role of Head of Human Resources at AAMI.

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Daniel Giesen-White

Group Executive - Business Systems

Daniel joined Maxxia in July 2008. He is responsible for developing and aligning business systems capabilities and processes within Maxxia. Daniel has more than ten years' strategic analysis and project management experience. 

He previously held senior management roles with SunCorp Direct Insurance and AAMI. During this time, he project managed key deliverables in the development and launch of AAMI Business Insurance and

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Ron Steiner

Group Executive - Customer and Public Relations

Ron joined Maxxia in July 2008. His primary responsibility is to develop and grow a strong and deep alignment with Maxxia's business partners.

Ron has over 25 years' experience in management, sport and education. He previously held senior executive roles with Australian Cricket and Australian Rugby and ran his own successful consultancy. Ron is on the board of the Australian Drug Foundation and has lectured at RMIT, Deakin and Victoria Universities' post-graduate Schools of Management and Marketing.


Sean Dempsey

Group Executive - Commercial

Sean joined Maxxia in September 2014. His primary responsibility is to oversee the commercial integrity and profitability of McMillan Shakespeare Group's fleet and novated lease offerings, utilising his advanced financial expertise.

With more than 20 years' corporate experience, including a long-term senior management position at Suncorp, Sean has successfully led large national business functions, achieving key customer outcomes, acquisition, business development and integration activities.


Venus Sopikiotis

Group Executive – Southern Region

Joining McMillan Shakespeare Group in March 2015, Venus leads the General Management Team across the Southern Region – Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia.

With 20 years' experience as a Relationship and Operations Executive for companies such as AAMI, Suncorp and Innovation Group, Venus has been responsible for implementing strategic objectives in business services and processes, to achieve growth and profitability targets, whilst maintaining client retention and satisfaction through effective partnering.

Venus has completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.


Andrew Daly

Group Executive – Customer Development

Since joining McMillan Shakespeare Group in 2005, Andrew has held a range of senior roles across various business units.

As Group Executive – Customer Development, Andrew is responsible for establishing new customer partnerships across novated leasing, salary packaging and asset management products.

Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology.


Matthew Daly

Group Executive – NSW/ACT

Matthew commenced with McMillan Shakespeare Group in May 2015 and oversees the Group's NSW and ACT operations and our Fleet Operations. Matthew confidently leads the Interleasing and Maxxia teams, providing excellence for our customers and exploring all avenues to achieve our Group plan.

Matthew previously held a broad range of executive positions over 30 years with the Department of Health (NSW) and most recently as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (TAS). During his employment, Matthew successfully implemented a number of key initiatives to ensure a strong operational health networks while maintaining Government budget and service expectations.


Simon Haidar

Group Executive – Sales and Product Services

Simon joined Maxxia in 2005 and has held a number of senior roles within the McMillan Shakespeare Group.

He has over 15 years’ experience in sales and operational management across financial services, insurance and telecommunications.

As Group Executive-Sales and Product Services, Simon is responsible for further developing MMS’ product offering in both Retail and Novated Leasing on a national level across the Maxxia and RemServ brands.

Simon has studied Business Management at the University of South Australia.



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