Meet the Team

Our Leadership Team is award-winning and has decades of deep experience across financial services, energy and technology.

Katherine McConnell CEO & Founder

Katherine McConnell

CEO & Founder

Katherine is the CEO and founder of Brighte. With over 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.

Rachel Gatehouse Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Rachel Gatehouse

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Rachel has over 25 years' experience in Financial Services including senior executive roles in HBOSA, ANZ and Equigroup.

Malini Sietaram Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer

Malini Sietaram

Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer

Malini has over 13 years' experience in Marketing including senior leadership roles at Ebay, Cashrewards and Finder.

Ann Devine Chief Risk Officer

Ann Devine

Chief Risk Officer

Ann has over 20 years in risk and compliance, including roles at Macquarie Funds Group, BT Financial Group, QSuper and as a lawyer at ASIC.

Julian Dell Chief Technology Officer

Julian Dell

Chief Technology Officer

Julian has over 20 years of experience in technology working across finance, telcos and retail, including roles in Oroton Group, Amaysim, TrueLocal and MLC (NAB)

John Rohl Head of Corporate Development

John Rohl

Head of Corporate Development

John has over 16 years' experience in finance and energy and spent over a decade at Macquarie Capital and in corporate development at AGL.

Anna El Ali Head of People and Culture

Anna El Ali

Head of People and Culture

Anna has over 13 years' experience in various HR leadership roles in Financial Services, eCommerce, Technology and Professional service industries at Macquarie Group, Westpac, Deloitte and The Iconic.

Ian Scott Head of Credit

Ian Scott

Head of Credit

Ian has over 21 years of experience in credit having held senior roles at Thorn Group, Australian Receivables and the Collection House Group

Lee Lubner Head of Operations

Lee Lubner

Head of Operations

Lee has over 6 years of experience in financial services and renewable energy with prior experience at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley

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