Directors

Stuart Grimshaw

Stuart Grimshaw

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Grimshaw joined the board on 1 November 2014 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 10 September 2015. Mr Grimshaw is currently the Chief Executive Officer of EZCORP Inc. (a substantial shareholder in the Company).

Mr Grimshaw was previously the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Queensland Limited (BOQ). During his tenure at BOQ, he initiated fundamental changes to BOQ's culture, operating model and strategic direction, and established a strong track record of execution. In addition, a strong capital and provisioning strategy resulted in two credit rating upgrades to A-, and equity market support for two global equity offerings successfully raising close to $800 million. In Mr Grimshaw's time at the bank, BOQ attracted and developed exceptional talent across the top four management levels and gained market recognition for a unique culture and brand.

During his 30-year career in financial services, Mr Grimshaw has held a wide variety of other roles across many functions of banking and finance, including eight years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). At CBA, he started as Chief Financial Officer and over time became Group Executive, responsible for core business lines including Institutional and Business Banking as well as Wealth Management (Asset Management and Insurance). Prior to joining CBA, he worked for the National Australia Bank and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Great Britain area, with responsibility for large UK consumer banks Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank.

Mr Grimshaw represented New Zealand at the 1984 Olympics in Field Hockey and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand) and an MBA (Melbourne University, Australia). He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Peter Cumins

Peter Cumins

Executive Deputy Chairman

Mr Cumins is Executive Deputy Chairman of Cash Converters International Limited. He joined the Group in August 1990 as Finance and Administration Manager, becoming General Manager in March 1992 and Group Managing Director in April 1995. He became Executive Deputy Chairman in January 2017. Mr Cumins was appointed a director of the board of EZCORP Inc. in July 2014.

Mr. Cumins is a qualified accountant and has overseen the major growth in the number of franchisees in Australia as well as the international development of the Cash Converters franchise system. His experience in the management of large organisations has included senior executive positions in the government health sector, specifically with the Fremantle Hospital Group, where he was Finance and Human Resources Manager.

Andrea Waters

Andrea Waters

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Ms Waters joined the board on 9 February 2017 and chairs the Audit Committee. Ms Waters is a non-executive director of Bennelong Funds Management Ltd, Care Super, CityWide Service Solutions and the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation.

Ms Waters brings specialist knowledge and experience in the areas of audit and risk. She is a Chartered Accountant, having had an extensive career at KPMG as a Financial Services Audit Partner until 2012, specialising in managed investments and superannuation. Ms Waters has significant experience with audit committees, and in her capacity as a non-executive director, is able to apply this knowledge and experience in her oversight of governance and business audit practices. Ms Waters is also accredited with facilitating the ‘Financial Literacy for Directors’ and ‘Driving Financial Performance’ modules for Company Director courses for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Waters has a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ellen Comerford

Ellen Comerford

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Ms Comerford joined the board on 9 February 2017 and chairs the Remuneration Committee. Ms Comerford is also a non-executive director of Hollard Hollings Australia, Hollard Insurance Company in Australia and Heartland Bank Limited in New Zealand and she is a member of Chief Executive Women.

Ms Comerford has over 30 years of financial services experience across a range of banking and insurance businesses. Most recently, she was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Genworth Australia (an ASX top 200 listed company). She has also held various positions with leading global title and specialty insurance company, First American Financial Corporation, both in Australia and internationally, including CEO and Managing Director of the Australia and New Zealand operations, and Chief Operating Officer for the International Division. Prior to this, she was at Citigroup for approximately 14 years. Ms Comerford brings significant experience in enhancing performance culture within businesses with a commitment to promoting diversity.

Ms Comerford has a Bachelor of Economics (Macquarie University).

Kevin Dundo

Kevin Dundo

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Dundo joined the board on 20 February 2015. Mr Dundo practises as a lawyer and specialises in the commercial and corporate field, with experience in the mining sector, the service industry and the financial services industry. He is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, Law Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

Mr Dundo is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ASX-listed Imdex Limited (ASX:IMD) and Non-Executive Chairman of ASX-listed Red 5 Limited (ASX:RED).

Lachlan Given

Lachlan Given

Non-Executive Director

Mr Given joined the board on 22 August 2014. He is the Executive Vice Chairman of EZCORP Inc. and Director of The Farm Journal Corporation, a 134 year old pre-eminent US agricultural media company. He is also a Director of Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX: SEN), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of certified, defence-grade encryption solutions; CANSTAR Pty Ltd, the leading Australian financial services ratings and research firm; ad Tab.com, a leading provider of physical and digital records management solutions in the US, Canada and Europe.

Mr Given began his career working in the investment banking and equity capital markets divisions of Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and Sydney where he specialised in the origination and execution of a variety of M&A, equity and equity-linked and fixed income transactions.

Mr Given graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Banking and Finance (with distinction).

Senior Management

Mark Reid

Mark Reid

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Reid was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cash Converters in January 2017, bringing with him, over 25 years of expertise from the Financial Services industry in CEO roles across insurance, retail and business banking.

Mark has strong commercial and leadership experience both internationally and domestically, together with a proven track record in developing and executing strategies in both organic and transformational businesses.

From 2012 to 2014, Mark held the role of Chief Executive Retail Bank at Bankwest and prior to that Chief Executive Business Bank.

Mark has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Studies.

Mark is passionate supporter of charity and the community and has always felt it is important for corporate business to give back to the local community as demonstrated through the community programs he has developed.

Mark was also a board member of the Miracle Babies organisation for many years and continues to fundraise and support the organisation. Mark is a self-proclaimed fitness junkie and has run both the London and New York marathons to fundraise for Miracle Babies.

Ralph Groom

Ralph Groom

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Ralph Groom joined Cash Converters in August 1995. Previously he was the Finance Director and Company Secretary of Tony Barlow Australia Limited, a publicly listed retailer, where he was responsible for all financial and secretarial matters.

Ralph Groom is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) (FCMA), a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA). At Cash Converters he is responsible for all financial aspects relating to the systems and management of Cash Converters.