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 Chairman of IMF Bentham Limited and Lovisa Holdings, and Director of Royal Automobile Club Insurance (WA) and Specialty Fashion Group Limited. 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.

Michael Norster - Non-Executive Director

Michael Norster has been and is the major driving force in forming a number of successful, start up, Australian businesses. Michael founded the Australian Energy group of companies that traded under the name Powerdirect in 1997. He was the major shareholder in that group from ASX listing in 2001 until its completed sale to Ergon Energy in early 2006. He is the founder and executive chairman of the Green Generation group of private companies which commenced in 2010. The group owns electricity retailer Blue NRG and renewable energy developer and risk manager GG Renewable Energy. In addition to ApplyDirect, Michael was also the seed investor in the information technology recruitment company Primex Solutions Pty Ltd. He has assisted in the formation and establishment of one of Australia’s largest telecommunications carriers Axicorp Pty Ltd (which became Primus Telecommunications) and was a director and shareholder in Hotkey Internet Services Pty Ltd (all now a part of Vocus Communications).