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 and CityWide Service Solutions, MyState Limited and Colonial Foundation Limited (a not-for-profit 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.

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

Sam Budiselik

Sam Budiselik

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Sam’s career has spanned a variety of Change, Project, Risk Management and Executive Management roles within Banking & Financial Services firms globally. Originally from Perth, Sam commenced his career with Boral in Melbourne selected for the Graduate Program. Upon completion, Sam headed overseas for over 12 years, working for investment banks UBS and Barclays Capital, based in London, New York and Singapore.

Prior to joining Cash Converters, Sam was the Chief Operating Officer at Patersons Securities in Perth, a full service Stockbroking and Wealth Management firm. In addition to corporate leadership roles, Sam has been a Director of a number of small businesses spanning Franchising, Consultancy and Commercial Drone Operations.

Sam has sat on the Board of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (a children’s Not for Profit organisation) and has completed a BCom and MBA at UWA, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment and the Company Directors course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Brad Edwards was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2017. With a background in law, Brad has extensive private practice and corporate experience, most notably with the Bank of Queensland Group for 15 years where he held the roles of Company Secretary and General Counsel.

Brad’s career encompasses financial services, including retail franchising, regulatory matters, dispute resolution and class action litigation, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

Brad has a Bachelor of Law degree from Queensland University of Technology and attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Brad is a passionate supporter of surf life saving and has voluntarily occupied the role of Director of Surf Life Saving Queensland as well as Director of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.