Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Skander was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 1 February 2017. He has more than 23 years’ experience in financial services including payments technology platforms in both established and emerging markets.
As President and CEO of GE Capital (A&NZ), he led a team of more than 4,500 employees with an emphasis on delivering sustainable growth and operational excellence.
While in the UK he launched the country’s first and largest digital personal loan business, Hamilton Direct Bank, which grew to more than £3 billion (in assets) in its first five years.
Chair and Non-Executive Director
Patricia Cross is a highly experienced Non-Executive Director and Chair. She is currently a director at Transurban Limited, Member of the Board of Guardians of The Future Fund and an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF).
Mrs Cross has held several senior executive roles in the financial services industry and was one of the founders of the original OTC derivatives markets.
Mrs Cross held previous director appoints at Aviva plc, Macquarie Group, National Australia Bank Limited, Wesfarmers Limited, Qantas Airways Limited, AMP Limited, Suncorp Metway Limited, the Grattan Institute, Chair of Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and Chair of Qantas Superannuation Limited
She has held honorary government positions including as a founding member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council and has served on several not for profit boards including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and founding Chair of the 30% Club in Australia.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
Grant joined OFX in September 2013 and has over 35 years’ experience in accounting and corporate finance. Grant’s prior professional experience includes Head of Corporate Finance for Ernst & Young Queensland, and he is a graduate of the Kellog Advanced Executive Program at the North Western University, Chicago, United States.
Grant is also a Non-Executive Director of ALS Limited, Redbubble Limited, UQ Holdings Limited, Lynas Corporation Limited.
Grant is also Senator of the University of Queensland; Adjunct Professor School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland; member of Queensland State Council of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Doug joined OFX in March 2015 and has over 30 years’ experience in finance, consulting, strategic management and outsourcing. Doug has previously worked as Country Managing Director of Accenture Australia.
Doug is also a chairman of Odyssey House NSW, Mcgrath Foundation, Chairman of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Chairman of Isentia Group Limited.
Doug is also a Member of the National Library of Australia Council and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Kovacs is a member of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee. Ms Kovacs has over 30 years operational experience in the financial services industry, having held senior executive leadership roles at Westpac Banking Group, Ellerston Capital, Macquarie Group and BT Investment Bank.
Ms Kovacs’ most recent executive role was as Group Head of Business Development at Westpac until March 2019, where she was responsible for advising the Westpac Executive Committee and Board on business disruption and the future of banking and wealth, making strategic investments and managing strategic partnerships.
Ms Kovacs is a Director of Equitise Pty Ltd, Hub24 Ltd and the University Admission Centre (UAC). She is a Finance Committee member of Kincoppal Rose Bay.
Ms Carnabuci has 35 years’ experience as a senior legal advisor to, and as an independent non-executive director of, boards of listed and privately owned companies in Australia and Asia. She was previously a director at listed company Atomo Diagnostics Limited.
Ms Carnabuci was the General Counsel of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from July 2017 to July 2021. Prior to her role at the ABC, Ms Carnabuci was a Senior Partner with the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Based in Hong Kong for 15 years and led the firm’s TMT/IP practice in Asia.
Ms Carnabuci began her career in Sydney at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King and Wood Mallesons) and was a partner there from 1997 to 2000.