Executive Team

Capital Markets. Wealth. Financial.

Stephen Lake

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Stephen Lake joined GBST in September 2001 after an extensive career in the capital markets industry in Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia.  Stephen became a shareholder of GBST and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2001. Prior to joining GBST, he was Chief General Manager of  Financial Markets at Adelaide Bank Limited. Stephen was Managing Director of BZW’s Capital Market’s Division Australia and also Managing  Director of the Fixed Interest Division at BZW (Asia) Ltd. Stephen is a  Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Andrew Ritter

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew commenced with GBST in November 2011 as Chief Financial Officer, having spent over 13 years in public practice and the commercial sector in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of IntraPower Limited.  Andrew is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree  and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.

Patrick Salis

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in August 2012 following previous roles with GBST as Chief Executive, Global Broker Services from March 2010 to August 2012 and Chief Financial Officer from October 2007 to March 2010. Before joining the company Patrick held  senior financial roles in the financial services industry, most recently as  Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Money Australia Limited. He has extensive  experience working in wealth management, equities and derivatives  broking, superannuation, mortgages and unsecured lending. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Isabel Sanchez

Chief Technology Officer

Isabel was appointed as Chief Technology Officer in March 2008. Isabel has over 18 years experience in software development and has been a member of GBST’s Wealth Management Division (formerly InfoComp) for 16 years, where she acted in a similar capacity since 2000. Isabel holds a Bachelor of Computing Science from the University of Wollongong.

Rob DeDominicis

Chief Executive, Wealth Management

Robert is a founding partner of InfoComp, now GBST’s Wealth Management Division, with over 25 years experience in the development of software applications. Robert holds a Bachelor of Mathematics. Robert has a business and technical software background having been part of the  Wealth Management Division’s development and professional services teams.

Denis Orrock

Chief Executive, Capital Markets

Denis joined GBST in May 2008 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets in August 2012. Previously, he managed the company’s Australian Broker Services and Financial Services divisions. Prior to joining GBST, Denis was General Manager of Infochoice. Denis has worked within the Australian financial services industry for over 15 years. He has a broad understanding of domestic wholesale and retail markets and has held advisory and trading positions with UBS, Grange Securities and Taylor Collison.

Scott Hutchison

Chief Executive, Emu Design

Scott founded Emu Design in 1998 and successfully grew the company from inception and joined forces with GBST in 2008. Scott holds 4 degrees across both creative and technical disciplines and still actively works across all facets of the business. Scott is constantly researching new technology and drives the company to stay at the forefront of the industry and deliver new and exciting solutions for our clients.

Liz Bevan

CEO North America

With over fifteen years’ experience in financial services, Liz has driven strategic product development, product management and marketing programmes during her tenure at GBST. Liz has a track record of delivering on strategy development and execution, new product development, product management, strategies for pricing, marketing and promotion and risk management.

Today as the company’s first CEO for North America, she is charged with delivering overall business growth and targeted demand generation for the company’s North American operations.

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