Greg Wall - Group Chief Executive
MA, FAICD, F Fin
Greg joined Capricorn in 2011 and his extensive experience, particularly in the Mutual and Cooperative sector, provides an incredible wealth of knowledge and capability to steer Capricorn into its next stage of growth and development.
For over 30 years Greg has been driving overwhelming success to a number of institutions including 10 years as CEO of StateWest Credit Society Ltd, Managing Director of Home Building Society and executive roles at Challenge Bank, to name a few.
He has held a variety of significant and relevant directorship, non-executive directorship and leadership roles across many industries. Notable experience includes five years as Director of CUSCAL (the Australian Credit Union peak body), and non-executive director positions at Edith Cowan University, Automotive Holdings Group, WA Football Commission and as Chairman of Freo Cranes and Machinery.
Greg also played a major part in the international celebrations of cooperatives as Chairman of the International Year of Cooperatives Secretariat. Following on from this success, Greg was instrumental in the formation of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals in Australia and is now a director.
Recently, Greg was elected to the International Co-operative Alliance, the global peak body for the co-operative movement.
Greg holds a Master of Arts Future Studies, is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and FINSIA and also attended the CEO Institute at Berkeley and Cornell Universities in the USA.
David Fraser - Chief Executive
David has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry and is Chief Executive Officer Automotive of Capricorn Society, responsible for the core automotive business which operates in all parts of Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining Capricorn in 2006 David was Group General Manager of Supply Direct, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed Ausdrill, and responsible for its operations in Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa and West Africa. He was also a former Associate Director and General Manager Automotive of ASX listed Coventry Group Ltd and was responsible for the sales, marketing and administration of the Group's automotive businesses.
In his role David is accountable for the leadership and overall profitability of the Automotive business unit, developing and driving short, medium and long term growth initiatives, new product development, marketing, promotion, member and supplier services and expansion into new markets.
His 30+ year experience and his thorough understanding of the market through his time in senior executive positions including how the supply and value chains interconnect to create and satisfy customer demand gives him a unique understanding and insight into the automotive aftermarket both in Australia and globally.
David is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he holds an Associate Diploma in Marketing and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is also a current member of the Australian Institute of Management's Professional Network which supports the institute discussing current issues facing managers and leaders across the different levels of management and providing wider feedback to the Personal Membership and Advocacy Services business unit and the Centre for Learning and Development.
Jim Glossat - Chief Executive Officer Capricorn
B.LegS, MBA, GAICD
Jim is an accomplished Senior Insurance Executive with over 25 years' experience in all facets of the general insurance industry including Product Management, Underwriting, Sales, Claims and Reinsurance. Senior positions held include Head of General Insurance, Senior Business Planning & Strategy Manager, National Product Manager, National Underwriting Manager, State Claims Manager and Senior Project Manager for organizations such as Westpac General Insurance, IAG and NRMA . Jim is respected within the insurance arena and is known as a highly experienced, results orientated, innovative and motivational leader who is able to create and sustain shareholder value in increasingly demanding financial and regulatory environments.
Jim's most recent appointment as Head of General Insurance for Westpac, Jim was accountable for $400m Gross Written Premium and had the task of improving the company performance by refocusing business priorities, enhancing existing pricing and claims management practices, optimising the overall operating model and raising staff engagement. Jim was very successful on all accounts whilst also improving existing relationships with various industry regulators. Some of Jim's major achievements in his career include winning an array of awards through his management of Westpac's response to the 2011 QLD flood crisis and an invite to speak at Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into claims management practices.
Jim achieved a MBA at the University of New England, also a Bachelor of Legal Studies at Macquarie University and also most recently completed the Company Director course in 2013. Jim is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and a Former chairman of ICA'S Insurance Contracts Act Review Committee.
Jason Frost - Group Chief Information
B.Bus, G.Dip.Fin.Plan, GAICD, CA, PMP
Jason has over 20 years business experience in both professional services across a number of industries and leadership roles in the Financial Services industry. Jason joined the Capricorn Executive Leadership team in November 2008 and since then has performed a number of roles at the Executive level that have included accountability for functions such as Audit, Risk and Compliance, Transactional processing, Facilities Management, Payroll, Capricorn Finance, Capricorn Travel, Human Resources, Marketing, Strategy Development, Projects Delivery, and Technology.
Now as Group CIO, Jason is accountable for the development, delivery and monitoring of all Capricorn Technology. Technology is critical to the delivery of Capricorns Business Strategy and Jason works closely with the Executive Leadership team to ensure there is alignment between Technology and Business Strategy. In addition, Jason's team drives the delivery of all internal projects at Capricorn, providing project governance frameworks and project management resources to execute the annual Group portfolio of strategic projects.
Jason's professional career began with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, working with clients in the Oil and Gas Industry, Engineering, Manufacturing and the Public Sector. Prior to Capricorn, Jason spent thirteen years working in the financial services industry in Sydney for the Westpac Banking Corporation in a variety of roles including internal audit, tax and compliance, IT systems management, operational risk management and project management. His role prior to joining Capricorn was with BT Wealth Management Group in Sydney as a Program Director for the Financial Planning part of the business working on projects to support the 700 BT Financial Planners working across Australia.
In addition to his broad experience Jason is a Chartered Accountant and holds formal post graduate qualifications in Financial Planning, Project Management and Process Improvement and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Bradley Gannon - General Counsel, Legal, Risk & Marketing
B.Comm, LLB (Hons), GradDipACG, GAICD (OM), FGIA, FCIS
Bradley has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of WA and High Court of Australia. Bradley has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in General Management), both from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.
Bradley has held senior positions including being a Partner with the Perth based law firm Solomon Brothers and his background has extensively involved the provision of advice and services relating to corporate governance.
Bradley has passed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course Diploma requirements achieving Order of Merit status. He has also successfully completed the Chartered Secretaries Australia Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance receiving awards for National Dux Corporate Accountability, State Dux for Corporate Governance and Corporate Financial Management and the Ian Falconer Rio Tinto National award for academic excellence.
Bradley has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Bradley was appointed as Company Secretary/General Counsel to Capricorn Society Limited in 2008 and his role now includes management of Capricorn's risk management, compliance and internal audit frameworks as well as Capricorn's Marketing function.
He is also involved in providing advice and assistance to the Board and Group Chief Executive Officer in discharging Capricorn's corporate governance requirements in both Australia and New Zealand.
Karen Watts - General Manager Organisational
Development and Change
Karen is an experienced executive professional with extensive leadership and general business management experience in the sales and service industry, including: - Multi Media; Banking & Finance; Business Management; Insurance; Consultancy & Training; and Channel Management.
Working at Capricorn since 2011, Karen has managed the delivery of a number of major initiatives. This includes creating and implementing change management plans that minimise employee resistance and maximise employee engagement, whilst building the Organisation's structure requirements.
Karen is an energetic leader with drive, enthusiasm, loyalty and commitment to people, customers, stakeholders and business outcomes. Extremely strong interpersonal skills such as relationship management, communication, change management, negotiating & influencing.
Karen has over 20 years business experience; 10 years in senior executive role and in her position as General Manager, Organisational Development and Change, Karen oversees the HR, Learning & Development and Change / Communications teams, focusing on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, policies, systems, technology, job roles and organisation structures.
Wes Smith - Group Chief Financial Officer
B.Comm, FCPA, GAICD, AICM
Wes is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years' experience within the areas of commercial finance and strategic management. Since commencing his career within Corporate Tax Advisory Wes has held a number of senior finance positions in Australia and Overseas for listed and private companies within the agricultural, utility, insurance and engineering sectors.
As an experienced leader, Wes is passionate about people development, customer service, process efficiency and supporting businesses in developing and achieving their strategic goals. Wes's relevant experience working with Cooperatives and Mutuals has seen him hold the positions of Group Financial Controller for the CBH Group in Perth and previous to that Group Finance Manager for Thomas Miller Insurance in London, New York and Hong Kong.
Wes holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Double Major in Accounting and Banking), is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Wes is also a Non-Executive Director of JOC Wellness and Recovery Ltd, a not for profit with the focus on improving mental health within communities.
Wes joined Capricorn in October 2016 to manage and develop the Financial (Finance, Treasury, Tax & Credit) and Strategic Development functions for the Capricorn Group.