Leadership Team

Julian Russell

Julian Russell
Chief Executive Officer

Julian Russell was previously the co-head of the Financial Institutions Group at UBS Australia and has had a distinguished career as a financial adviser, having been involved in many of the major M&A advisory and capital markets transactions in the financial services sector in Australia over the last 13 years.

He is universally regarded as one of the leading corporate advisers in the financial institutions sector over this period.

Prior to joining UBS Australia, Julian was employed for a number of years as a treasury analyst at Merrill Lynch EMEA.

Julian has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and a Master of Business Studies (MBS), both from University College Dublin, and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.

 

Jason Muhs

Jason Muhs
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Jason Muhs has over 15 years’ experience in senior strategy roles for finance companies.

Prior to becoming Eclipx’s Acting Chief Financial Officer, Jason was the Group’s Head of Business Strategy and Investor Relations.

He has previously been the Head of Strategy at FlexiGroup and Director of Strategy & Product at GE Money Mortgages.

 

Bevan Guest

Bevan Guest
Chief Commercial Officer

Bevan Guest has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, fleet leasing and automobile manufacture, across both Australia and New Zealand. He joined the Eclipx Group nine years ago, starting within FleetPartners New Zealand before becoming Managing Director of FleetPlus Australia in 2014.

His focus has been on ensuring Eclipx fleet leads the market in delivering unique customer solutions that utilise innovative technology and are backed by exceptional service, which has resulted in the business winning major accounts.

In 2018, Eclipx combined the leadership of FleetPartners Australia and FleetPlus under Bevan. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a fellow member of The CEO Institute.

 

Jodi Sampson

Jodi Sampson
Acting Head of Human Resources

Jodi Sampson has extensive human resources experience with a specialised focus on strategy, culture, organisational change and business transformation across the finance, telco and IT sectors. Jodi joined Eclipx in early 2018 and has held various positions responsible for people and talent management. She is currently acting as our Head of Human Resources.

Prior to joining Eclipx, Jodi was responsible for leading the human resources functions of various multinational and employer of choice companies, and was highly successful in supporting these businesses to undergo significant change and to develop and drive a culture of change leadership.

Jodi is a certified professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute, has a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive) and is currently completing an Executive MBA with RMIT.

 

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Paul Verhoeven
Managing Director, Group Transformation and Internal Partnerships 

Paul Verhoeven has 20 years’ experience in asset finance and vehicle fleet leasing.

Prior to joining Eclipx, Paul’s roles included Head of Lending for UDC Finance (a subsidiary of ANZ) and European Risk Director for First Data, an international merchant acquirer.

 

Russell Webber

Russell Webber
Managing Director, FleetPartners New Zealand

Russell has over 15 years’ experience in senior roles in financial services and asset finance. Prior to joining Eclipx in 2017, he spent 13 years as General Manager New Zealand of ASX listed FlexiGroup.

Russell has extensive experience managing some of New Zealand’s largest leasing programs in SME, corporate and government sectors.

 

Dennis Kelly

Dennis Kelly
Director – Pan Tasman Fleet New Zealand

Dennis Kelly has 40 years’ experience in leasing, commercial asset financing and general banking.

Prior to joining Eclipx, Dennis held several senior executive roles including Managing Director of Hertz Fleetlease NZ, General Manager of Capital Equipment Finance NZ, Regional Manager of Countrywide Bank and General Manager of NZI Bank.

 

David Brudenell

David Brudenell
Managing Director, Consumer

David Brudenell has over 15 years’ experience in senior roles, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge specifically in the consumer and digital space. Prior to joining Eclipx, David was Chief Digital Officer and Head of Product for Universum, where he led the digital transformation of the business globally.

David has also held senior positions as Executive Vice President and Commercial Director at Pureprofile (ASX: PPL). While there he led Pureprofile’s global sales, business operations, strategic partnerships and alliances.

 

Malcolm Pascoe

Malcolm Pascoe
Chief Technology Officer

Malcolm Pascoe is a senior information technology executive with more than 20 years’ experience leading technology teams, broader business functions and transformation programs across the financial services, professional services, FMCG, transport and logistics industries, in Australian and global markets.

Malcolm has a Master of Business in Information Technology Management (MBIT) from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Edward Ho

Edward Ho
Chief Risk Officer

Edward Ho has over 35 years’ experience in banking and risk. His experience has included corporate banking, managing trade finance and retail networks, business development, asset recovery, credit and operations support.

Before joining Eclipx, Edward was Head of Internal Audit for HSBC’s operations in Australia and New Zealand, and Director – Risk Advisory and Internal Audit at UNSW.

 

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Matthew Sinnamon
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Matt Sinnamon joined Eclipx in 2014 following eight years with ING Bank Australia as Head of Legal, Compliance and Company Secretary.

Prior to his time with ING, Matt held various legal and accounting positions with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Perpetual Limited and Pitcher Partners.

Matt is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Chartered Secretary and is entered on the Roll of Public Notaries.