DirectorPhilip has worked in the finance industry for over 25 years, with particular expertise in traditional and structured finance. Originally from Melbourne, he commenced his career in property and financial services, before moving to Sydney where he set-up his own brokerage group. Philip established Translease Pty Ltd with Bill Murfitt in 2000, and was instrumental in the establishment of Global Rental and Leasing Pty Ltd in 2006.
DirectorWith over 25 years experience in the equipment finance sector, Bill brings substantial knowledge and expertise to his role as Director of Translease. This includes more than a decade at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in senior lending and managerial roles. Bill established Translease Pty Ltd with Philip Barclay in 2000, and helped expand the business into the rental and operating lease market with the establishment of Global Rental and Leasing Pty Ltd in 2006 – an entity that’s written in excess of $1 billion general finance business.
Senior Manager CreditAs Senior Credit Manager for Translease, George boasts extensive experience in banking and finance, including underwriting, administration, sales, team building and staff training. Before joining the company in 2014, George was a Senior Credit Manager at ME Bank for seven years, where he was responsible for Business Banking Credit Assessment for Commercial and Asset Finance approvals up to $5 million. Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Manager at the National Australia Bank for 38 years in various credit and operational roles, including credit training and policy development. George has completed various internal credit and leadership programs at ME and NAB, such as the Omega Credit Learning modules and Cohen Browen courses.
General Manager Operations & RiskAppointed as the General Manager Operations and Risk in 2008, Mehmet is responsible for the company’s back office operational functions and has over 20 years experience in the equipment finance industry. He is the Responsible Manager under Translease Pty Ltd’s Australian Credit License (ACL), and oversees ongoing training and compliance with NCC/ ACL obligations. Prior to joining Translease, Mehmet was the General Manager of Operations at Alleasing – the largest Operating Lease Company in ANZ. His responsibilities in this role included managing the Sales Support and Settlement Compliance teams, as well as helping develop operational systems and the integration of five separate businesses. Mehmet holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and has undertaken post tertiary studies in Small Business Management.
Equipment Finance SpecialistWith more than 13 years experience in the finance industry, particularly across asset finance broking and banking, Wendy provides exceptional service and support to large-scale car rental and corporate franchisee clients. She also has extensive experience in funding heavy machinery, earthmoving equipment and commercial vehicles for clients in industries such as construction, demolition, earthmoving, civil contracting, forestry and agriculture, and crane hire. Wendy holds a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking.
Senior Relationship ManagerCommencing his career in general insurance nearly 40 years ago, Paul has operated an equipment finance broking practice (now part of Translease) since 1982. He specialises in the car and truck rental industry, establishing lines of credit facilities for his nation-wide clients across a wide range of financiers. Paul has won numerous awards, including Broker of the Year for BOQ Equipment Finance, ME Bank, Bankwest, and National Mutual Leasing Finance Division.
Senior Relationship Manager
Working in finance and equipment leasing for more than 15 years, Kirk brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as Senior Relationship Manager. He boasts extensive expertise in structured debt solutions, including cash flow, capital structures and sourcing the right equipment to operate businesses across a variety of industries. His most recent role prior to joining Translease was facilitating the sale of the GE Equipment finance business, which concluded in December 2015. In an 11-year career at GE Capital, Kirk worked on vendor finance programs for equipment manufacturers, as well as directly with mid market customers in civil and construction, dry hire, wet hire, mining and road transport.
Credit ManagerJason brings over 20 years experience in the equipment finance industry to his role as Credit Manager at Translease. Prior to joining the company in 2005, he worked as a Senior Credit Analyst at GE Commercial, was the Dealer Acceptance Manager for Toyota Finance NSW, Supervisor of Credit at GE Auto and Fleet (formerly Nissan Finance), as well as working for seven years at the Commonwealth Bank in their branch network. Jason holds a Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking and is a member of CAFBA.
Team Leader OperationsAnna has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years and joined Translease in 2012 as Team Leader Operations overseeing back office functions for the Melbourne office. Prior to joining Translease, she worked at NAB, ANZ, CUA, MBFS and Collins Finance in a variety of roles, including Credit Analyst for Consumer Lending, Relationship Executive and Operations Manager. Anna was part of the Accelerated Growth Program for Management at NAB, and was one of only four people selected out of 1,500 applicants to join ANZ’s Graduate Program. Anna holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, with a major in Banking & Finance, as well as a Teaching Degree.
Associate Director (Melbourne)John joined Translease in 2011 as Associate Director responsible for the company’s Melbourne operations. Since that time, he’s established a large client base in the transport industry, servicing major fleet operators, SMEs and owner operators. John boasts over 25 years experience in the finance and leasing industry, having previously held senior management positions with Hertz Australia, Esanda Finance, Mercedes Benz Finance, and the ANZ Bank. He achieved Associate Membership in the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants in 1990, Senior Associate Membership in the Australian Institute of Bankers in 1994, and has also been a CAFBA member since 2011. John holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, with majors in Economics, Accounting and Banking & Finance.
National Sales ManagerWayne commenced his career in the finance industry with ANZ/ESANDA over 20 years ago. This foundation enabled Wayne to establish Northern City Finance in Brisbane, which he grew to 35 branches before selling the business to a public company. This experience as a successful business owner makes Wayne a valuable asset to the Translease Senior Management team. He has a genuine passion for the finance industry, which is continually demonstrated through his impressive sales achievements. Wayne has also held several senior positions in the racing industry, including President of the QLD Racehorse Owners Association, Chairman of the Australian Racehorse Owners Council, Chairman of the Brisbane Turf Club, and Director of Racing QLD Ltd.
Administration AssistantJoining Translease from Quantum Business Finance in 2015, Louise is a dedicated and highly valued professional who is responsible for a wide range of back end administrative processes in our Melbourne office. With extensive experience in the finance administration sector, she manages business finance transactions for things such as heavy machinery, retail fit outs, car loans, balloon re-finances and more. Importantly, Louise handles significant volumes of documentation preparation for our clients with large asset transactions, which requires meticulous attention to detail, organisation and efficiency.
Equipment Finance SpecialistWith over 25 years experience in vehicle and equipment finance, Paul plays a key role at Translease as an Equipment Finance Specialist. Prior to joining Translease in 2000, he worked at AGC/Westpac, Thompson & Thompson Finance Brokers and GE Commercial Finance in a variety of customer service and sales roles. Paul has developed strong relationships with all our financiers, and has built a loyal client base and referral network across a range of sectors. He uses his in-depth industry experience to tailor finance packages that suit each client, assisting them to grow their business and achieve their financial goals.
Credit AnalystAs a Credit Analyst for Translease, Chanel is responsible for assessing borrowers and their financial history. She develops future forecast budgets and serviceability statements, as well as providing recommendations to banks to assist in obtaining finance for clients. Prior to joining Translease in 2015, she worked for Macquarie Leasing for 3 years where she excelled in Customer Service and Operations Specialist roles. It was here that she worked across Settlements, Collections, Verifying Supplier and Customer Management. Chanel holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Finance, and is currently studying for her Masters in Actuary Studies.