The Brighte team

About us

We're bringing the best energy and home innovations to Australian families

At Brighte we believe that every family deserves access to a sustainable and comfortable home.

Everything we do is based around our core belief that families deserve an affordable way to pay. We want families to invest in their homes, to live more comfortable lives and to feel empowered in their decisions.

We want to make paying so easy, that it’s something you never have to think about again.

The Leadership Team

Katherine McConnell CEO & Founder

Katherine McConnell

CEO & Founder

Katherine is the CEO and founder of Brighte. With 16 years in Investment Banking and Financial Services, 14 of which were at Macquarie Bank, Katherine was perfectly positioned to bring her vision to life in 2015 when she launched the business.

John Rohl Chief Operating Officer

John Rohl

Chief Operating Officer

John has spent the past 14 years working in this space, including over 10 years with Macquarie Capital and also as part of the corporate development team at AGL. Prior to that, John also spent a number of years in Tech consulting.

Ann Devine Chief Risk Officer

Ann Devine

Chief Risk Officer

Ann Devine

Liz Obee Head of Marketing

Liz Obee

Head of Marketing

Liz has spent the past 14 years in Marketing across a range of high-profile brands across consumer, B2B, non-profit and tech, including Land Rover, Lloyds Banking Group, (RED), Invoice2go and Funding Circle.

Kurniawan Wijaya Head of Technology

Kurniawan Wijaya

Head of Technology

Kurni has over 12 years of experience in Systems Design, Software Development and Cyber Security, some on which were working with core banking system. Kurni is also a big advocate of personal development within Brighte team.

Ben Yi Lead Data Scientist

Ben Yi

Lead Data Scientist

Ben leads Brighte’s Data team, which looks after use of metrics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Brighte, Ben was a specialist in Pricing at Boston Consulting Group and Telstra, and led the Optimisation team at Rokt. He has an MBA from The Wharton School.

Adam Barnes Head of Product

Adam Barnes

Head of Product

Adam has been in product for 15 years. During his early years in Asia & Europe he developed a renewable energy and battery storage solution for off grid Telecom base stations. More recently he has overseen industrial automation and team collaboration software.

Mary Manfredas Head of Credit Operations

Mary Manfredas

Head of Credit Operations

Mary is an experienced Senior Operations Manager & Credit Specialist with over 25 years’ experience in leading teams in credit lending, complaints handling, off-shore vendor management, customer advocacy, and back-office functions within financial services.

Thibault de Polignac Head of Sales

Thibault de Polignac

Head of Sales

Thibault de Polignac

Careers

Brighte is powered by a diverse team of inspired, genuine people that are looking to change the world, one home at a time. We’re growing fast – come join us!