Management Team

Brian Rowe Director

Brian Rowe
Chairman
Direct +61 2 8894 7808
Mobile +61 411 198 722
Email brian.rowe@selfco.com.au

Brian is a finance professional with a long history in the Australian finance industry.

He has spent his working career in banking and finance, commencing at the Bank of NSW in 1966 in general banking. He has specialised in both agricultural finance and residential lending, holding senior positions with the Primary Industry Bank and ING, and as General Manager at Rabobank and ANZ. In these positions Brian has gained a thorough understanding of third party lending in Australia.

In 2001 Brian commenced his own business in mortgage management and later in asset finance funding.

Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Finance.

Rob Burden CEO

Rob Burden
Managing Director
Direct +61 2 8894 7803
Mobile +61 438 213 394
Email rob.burden@selfco.com.au

Rob is a banking and finance professional with over 20 years’ experience across commercial, residential and asset finance with specific expertise in the third-party broker market.

Rob started his career at ING Mercantile Mutual Bank where he quickly rose through the ranks gaining experience in credit, property finance and origination. He subsequently gained exposure to wholesale mortgage funding running the sales and marketing function for a successful mortgage manager. Rob spent the next 8 years in commercial banking with the NAB and CBA subsidiary Bankwest, working with complex trading businesses and commercial property finance structures.

Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Applied Finance.

Bob Burden Director

Bob Burden
Director
Mobile +61 414 651 015
Email bob.burden@selfco.com.au

Bob has over 40 years international banking and leasing experience in Australia and overseas, having held various management positions with the Barclays group in South Africa. Bob has an in-depth knowledge of equipment leasing company systems and procedures, having developed and implemented leasing platforms at two equipment finance companies from scratch.

Bob started Small Ticket Finance Company in 2003, the aim was to launch and manage an equipment leasing portfolio to complement the existing mortgage management portfolio of the group, changing its name to Iden Leasing in 2006 (which became Selfco Leasing in 2015). During this time Bob has overseen the growth of Selfco Leasing from its infancy as Small Ticket Finance Company to a leading specialist equipment leasing company in Australia.

Bob holds an MBA specialising in Finance.

Matt Ingram
Executive Director
Direct +61 2 8894 7811
Mobile +61 418 644 906
Email matt.ingram@selfco.com.au

Matt joined us in 2020. He has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector in Australia, NZ and UK.

He has a strong background in establishing, growing, operating and managing businesses across commercial and consumer markets.

His previous roles include being the former Head of Asset Finance & Leasing at Investec Bank, CEO of Equigroup & Chief Operating Officer at Thorn.

He is also the founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Asset Finance

Business Development Managers

Rod McMillin Business Development Manager

Rod McMillin
Business Development Manager
VIC
Mobile +61 456 007 803
Email rod.mcmillin@selfco.com.au

Rod is an experienced Business Development Manager who specialises in Working Capital Solutions, specifically Vehicle & Equipment Finance.

Rod has more than 20 years of experience across a number of roles, including Sales in Retail Banking, Business Banking, International Trade & Equipment Finance. Rod commenced his career with the Nab before progressing to management & specialist roles within the CBA across both direct & third party channels.

Ben Herrmann Business Development Manager

Ben Herrmann
Business Development Manager
WA & SA
Mobile: 0447 037 221
Email: ben.herrmann@selfco.com.au

Ben is a finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in consumer, commercial and asset finance. Ben started his career in finance with GE Money where over the next 10 years he gained experience to credit assessment, business development and people leadership through a number of management positions across WA, VIC and NSW.

He then moved into a role as an asset finance broker specialising in commercial finance, developing a thorough understanding of commercial finance products and exposure to more complex commercial transactions. Through his business development skills Ben was able to build a good client portfolio with a focus on helping his clients grow their business.

Oliver Tindell
State Sales Manager
NSW
Mobile: 0412 907 214
Email: oliver.tindell@selfco.com.au

Oliver has a strong passion for commercial finance, especially SME and is excited to be part of the Selfco team.

Oliver was born in the UK and moved to Australia in 1997. He grew up on the North Shore of Sydney, with his first “office job” in the mail room of Colonial First State. From the ‘Mail Room’ Oliver moved into Commercial Banking with the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, working on PPP and Syndicated Loans as a credit/AML analyst before moving into sales with FlexiCommercial.

He worked as a broker for almost 3 years before joining Prospa, where he actively managed the NSW aggregator relationships with Finsure, AFG, VOW, Plan, Fast and Connective.

Oliver is located in Sydney and enthusiastically attends to the needs of all NSW brokers accredited with Selfco.

Ellis Curran
Business Development Manager
QLD
Mobile: 0404 853 064
Email: ellis.curran@selfco.com.au

Ellis has a strong passion for commercial finance, especially SME.

He has been in the financial services sector for the since 2015.

Coming from a strong customer service background, Ellis believes the key to being a great BDM is being solution focussed and always being available when your brokers need you most.

Ellis started his finance career working in the customer service centre for one of the major banks before being offered a position with a finance company with the sole focus on assisting brokers with their SME clients’ cash flow and equipment finance.

Over the last 4 years Ellis has honed his skills and understanding of the asset finance market and now focusses purely on assisting his brokers to provide asset finance solutions to their SME clients.