Board of Directors

Michael Kay - Chairman

Most recently, Michael was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of listed salary packaging company, McMillan Shakespeare Ltd, a position he held for six years. Previously Michael had been CEO of the national insurer, AAMI, after serving in a variety of senior roles with that company. Prior to joining AAMI, Michael spent 12 years in private legal practice. Michael is a Director of Royal Automobile Club Insurance (WA), IMF Bentham Limited and TFS Corporation Ltd. He is a former member of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, the Administrative Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the Victorian Government Finance Industry Council and the Committee for Melbourne. The Board considers Michael is well placed to guide ApplyDirect in its business of the delivery of efficient cost reducing recruitment services to the HR departments of Australian companies. The Board also believes that Michael's sound track record of building successful businesses augurs well for ApplyDirect's operating and corporate growth objectives. Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.

Bryan Petereit - Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Bryan is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of ApplyDirect. Bryan combined his previous industry experience in both the recruitment and IT sectors to develop the concept of a seamless process to connect job candidates directly with hiring employers, thus saving the employers substantial time and money. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree (with a major in Computer Science). Bryan commenced his working career with IBM Australia. Subsequently, he has also worked in the IT sector in management roles with Ferntree Computer Corporation and, following its acquisition, with the IT division of GE Capital. Prior to his current role at ApplyDirect, Bryan commenced, ran and ultimately sold (to the Finite Group) his own IT recruitment business. Bryan also holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Drew Ilsley - Non-Executive Director

Drew has had an extensive career assisting growth companies achieve their corporate objectives. With thirty years’ experience spanning chartered accounting, investment banking, small cap fund management and private equity, Drew has extensive experience in the areas of strategy and corporate advice. Drew successfully advised, and was a non-executive director of, ASX listed managed security services provider, Securenet Ltd, which reached a market capitalisation in excess of A$1 billion before being acquired by the US listed Betrusted Inc. Drew has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and was a practicing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for many years.

Anthony Charles - Independent Non-Executive Direct elect

Over the last 20 years Anthony has guided the communications and commercial rights strategies of some of Australia's largest brands including Cricket Australia, the AFL, NRL, MCC and many others. Most recently, Anthony was Group Managing Director, rights management, sponsorship and production at Aegis Media after being with the combined group for over 13 years. During that period Anthony started Stadia Media, Australia's largest sports advertising business, for Mitchell & Partners (now Dentsu Aegis). At Dentsu Aegis, Anthony also had responsibility for acquisition integration as well as a number of business start-ups. Anthony has wide experience and contacts in the media strategy, buying and advertising areas. Anthony has a Bachelor of Business, Marketing from Monash University.