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.

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.

Jason Muhs

Jason Muhs
Group Executive

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.

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.

Matt-Sinnamon

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.