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 20 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. Katherine is a board member of AFIA.

Rachel Gatehouse Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Rachel Gatehouse

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Rachel is an accomplished executive in the financial services sector having held CFO roles at HBOSA, ANZ and equigroup. More recently she was Acting CEO and COO at the AICD. Rachel is also non-executive Director at Landcare Australia.

Anna El Ali Head of People and Culture

Anna El Ali

Head of People and Culture

Anna's passion is enabling leaders and helping companies build an awesome culture and employee experience. Anna has worked across Financial Services, Technology and Professional services industries, from start up to big corporate.

Ann Devine Chief Risk Officer

Ann Devine

Chief Risk Officer

Ann has more than 20 years' experience in legal, risk and compliance roles with financial services regulators, fund managers, superannuation funds and private banks. Ann firmly believes that well managed risks create opportunities for businesses to grow and prosper.

Malini Sietaram Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer

Malini Sietaram

Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer

Malini has over 13 years’ experience in driving growth for start-ups and multinationals. Prior to joining Brighte Malini was the CMO of Finder and she has held senior marketing roles at eBay in Silicon Valley. Malini holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

John Rohl Head of Corporate Development

John Rohl

Head of Corporate Development

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.

Julian Dell Chief Technology Officer

Julian Dell

Chief Technology Officer

Julian has 20+ years’ experience in technology management with a passion for technology within start-ups. Julian has experience across the telco, media, retail and financial services industries and prior to joining Brighte, held roles as CTO for Oroton and Amaysim.

Lee Lubner Head of Operations

Lee Lubner

Head of Operations

Lee comes from a background in financial services, tech and renewable energy with prior experience at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in the US. Lee has also co-founded 2 start-ups and holds a Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from UNSW Business School

Ian Scott Head of Credit

Ian Scott

Head of Credit

Ian has 21 years of experience in Credit having held senior roles at OPTUS ,Thorn Group, Australian Receivables Limited

Careers and News!

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!

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