Meet Some Of Our Team Members

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Rachelle Baker

Senior Solution Consultant, Operational Risk

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Rachelle Baker

Senior Solution Consultant, Operational Risk

Rachelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury in 2010. Since completion of her degree, she has been extensively involved in implementing Governance, Risk and Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering software across the financial services, public, government and utility sectors. Particular areas of focus have been in the risk assessment, incident recording and compliance areas. 

Rachelle joined the Protecht Risk Advisory team in January 2015. She is actively involved with clients in solution designs covering the user interfaces, workflow process and reporting. Her computer science background gives her a solid understanding of the technology components within Protecht.ERM. Rachelle specialises in the implementation of Protecht’s ERM software. 

 

David Bergmark

David Bergmark

Director Advisory and Accounts

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David Bergmark

David Bergmark

Director Advisory and Accounts

David Bergmark consults on a variety of market and enterprise risk management issues and is actively involved in the development and implementation of Protecht's risk management software (ERM and ALM).

David started out in the audit division of Price Waterhouse in 1990, handling clients such as Macquarie Bank and Bankers Trust. By 1994 he was Risk Controller for Carrington Securities - a financial markets trading company.

In 1996 David left Carrington to head up the Risk Management Department at IBJ Australia Bank (IBJA) where he was responsible for the development of all risk disciplines at the bank – market, credit, liquidity and operational.

Ian Brooks

Ian Brooks

Director of Corporate Operations

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Ian Brooks

Ian Brooks

Director of Corporate Operations

Since 2007, Ian Brooks has offered both ALM and Operational Risk Management services to Protecht clients.

His twenty-year career includes a stint in Lehman Brothers' London Trade Analysis Department and a decade in the Risk Management team of Mizuho Australia. His roles have covered all aspects of risk management, profit and loss monitoring, market, operational, liquidity and treasury credit.

Alf Esteban

Alf Esteban

Director Sales and Marketing

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Alf Esteban

Alf Esteban

Director Sales and Marketing

Alf has established a number of risk management frameworks in financial services, real estate and property development, mining and exploration, and heavy engineering sectors.

A Certified Compliance Professional, Alf has an impressive collection of qualifications, including a BSc in Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Bank Management and an MBA in general management. He is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, past President of the GRC Institute and past member of for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

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Adel Fakhreddine

Senior Business Development Manager – APAC

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Adel Fakhreddine

Senior Business Development Manager – APAC

Adel is a highly skilled sales management professional with a proven track record in account management, new business development and leadership skills based on a foundation of integrity, trust and ethics. Adel has more than 10 years’ experience selling and consulting into various industries.

His key area of focus besides Risk and Compliance is Business Research, Marketing and Technology.

Adel joined The Protecht team in 2018 and plays a key role in the company’s accelerated growth plans. When Adel is not talking to Risk and Compliance professionals you will find him in the gym or in the park trying to keep up with his children.

 

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Mark Green

Technical Support Manager

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Mark Green

Technical Support Manager

Leading the Support team, Mark is responsible for servicing and supporting clients of Protecht's risk management software products: Protecht.ERM, Protecht.CCRM and Protecht.ALM. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in software development and customer support; including design and architecture, support and security. 

 

His many skills include Business Service Management (including ITIL), compliance (PCI and ISAE3402) and security.

Selina Ivanovski

Selina Ivanovski

Senior Risk Advisor

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Selina Ivanovski

Selina Ivanovski

Senior Risk Advisor

Selina has extensive experience in interest rate risk analysis and balance sheet risk management. She has managed the Protecht.ALM product and ALM analytics since 2003 and assisted clients with interest rate risk management of their portfolios. Prior to this Selina worked in Treasury at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Colonial State Bank, in the areas of derivative settlements, market risk and asset & liability risk management, where she was responsible for Value at Risk analysis and balance sheet management.

Selina holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Commerce from the University of Sydney. 

Bing Jiang

Bing Jiang

Senior Enterprise Risk Advisor

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Bing Jiang

Bing Jiang

Senior Enterprise Risk Advisor

Bing is an experienced risk consultant with more than eight years experience in the finance and risk industry. He joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2008 and worked as an Analyst in the Credit Risk Department. His responsibility was to maintain and develop expected loss models, conduct stress testing and develop the collective provisioning approach.

He completed a Masters degree in Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide. During his time in Adelaide, Bing was also a tutor in the Finance Faculty at the University of South Australia.

Since 2013 Bing has been a Risk Advisor with Protecht, he is responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of Protecht’s commercial credit risk management (Protecht.CCRM), enterprise risk management (Protecht.ERM) systems and information security management (Protecht.ISMS) systems.

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Matthew Lee

Manager Business Intelligence and Analytics

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Matthew Lee

Manager Business Intelligence and Analytics

Matthew joined Protecht in 2017 having extensive experience in senior roles within government and private organisations delivering large transformation projects, providing hands-on expertise and thought leadership in data and software.

He graduated with a PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2001 from the University of Wollongong and more recently with an MBA in 2008 from RMIT.

Matthew manages the Business Intelligence and Analytics team that follow the Agile methodology to deliver high quality Data Visualisations to clients via Protecht’s suite of software products including Protecht.ERM and Protecht.ALM.  He is developing Protecht’s predicative analytics capability through the application of Data Science and Big Data.
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Luna Restrepo

Marketing Manager

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Luna Restrepo

Marketing Manager

With over 10 year of marketing experience and qualifications gained in Colombia and Australia,

Luna brings to Protecht skills and experience across strategic marketing planning, inbound strategy, public relations, event management and social media.

 

Luna was appointed to lead the Marketing department at Protecht in June 2015 where she is responsible for developing, implementing and executing the strategic marketing plan for the company, driving awareness and demand for Protecht’s products and services.

Rajes Selvanathan

Rajes Selvanathan

Senior Risk & Compliance Manager

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Rajes Selvanathan

Rajes Selvanathan

Senior Risk & Compliance Manager

Rajes joined Protecht in 2011, following a career of working in both local and overseas law firms, within the areas of corporate finance, tax and civil litigation.

She graduated with the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide in 2009. She completed her Practical Legal Training at Wallmans Lawyers, and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2011.

Rajes specialises in the provision of enterprise risk management (ERM) and compliance advisory services to our clients. She has been key to leading many system implementations across the financial, insurance, property, entertainment and government sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Africa, assisting our clients in the development, assessment and maintenance of their risk management frameworks, whilst enhancing the use and understanding of Protecht.ERM system. She has also worked with a number of our clients in developing and embedding a compliance management framework within their business.

She has also worked alongside with one of our partner companies, GRC Solutions to develop Protecht's e-learning course, currently marketed in the Australian and APAC region.

David Tattam

David Tattam

Director Research and Training

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David Tattam

David Tattam

Director Research and Training

Author of 'A Short Guide to Operational Risk', David Tattam is an internationally recognised specialist in all facets of risk management, particularly at the enterprise level.

His career includes many years working with PwC, as well as two Australian banks. His achievements include the creation of the Middle Office (Risk Management Department) for The Industrial Bank of Japan in Australia and the complete implementation of all Australian operations, systems, procedures and controls for Westdeutsche Landesbank (WestLB).

David went on to found Protecht in 1999, where he continues to offer consultation and training in a wide range of industries, setting up risk management functions and implementing enterprise risk systems. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Peter Walker

Peter Walker

Chief Technology Officer

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Peter Walker

Peter Walker

Chief Technology Officer

Leading the Technology team, Peter is responsible for driving the development of Protecht's risk management software products; Protecht.ERM, Protecht.CCRM and Protecht.ALM. The team also manages all design, development, documentation, support, testing and hosting operations for the business.

Peter has more than 20 years of experience in software development; including design and architecture, security, testing, consulting and training. His many skills include Business Service Management (including ITIL and Six Sigma), System and Application Performance Management, Capacity Planning and, most recently, Risk Management disciplines.