Meet our Executives
Our Executives combine their knowledge, experience and leadership to move Connective forward
Glenn Lees – Executive Director and CEO
Glenn Lees is a director and CEO of the Connective Group. He started his career in the mortgage broking industry in 2000, initially as a mortgage broker before becoming one of the founding directors and shareholders of Connective in 2003.
Glenn holds bachelor’s degrees in Science and Law from Monash University, and is currently a member of the OPM Program at Harvard Business School.
Glenn has been intimately involved in all aspects of the Connective business on its growth journey from 2 brokers to the largest mortgage aggregator in Australia by number of brokers and volume of loans settled.
As CEO, and supported by the Connective executive team, Glenn is responsible for the development and implementation of Connective’s growth strategy, and has a particular passion for Connective’s award winning Mercury Platform.
Mark Haron – Executive Director
Mark was appointed Executive Director of Connective in 2006, having previously been the CEO at aggregator FAST. Mark brings with him a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of mortgage broking and lending. His vast experience and expertise spans operations, sales and relationship management. Mark is an active advocate of the industry.
Mark was also the Deputy Chair of the Combined Industry Forum, an industry group guiding and implementing reforms to improve customer outcomes throughout the industry. Mark’s vision for the future of the industry strongly influences the direction that Connective takes in its dealings with broker members and lender partners.
Mark has been instrumental in driving Connective’s growth through establishing excellent lender relationships to strengthen Connective’s industry-leading panel. He has worked tirelessly to advocate for brokers and the mortgage broking industry helping shape key industry reforms and deliver better customer outcomes.
Gingkai Tan - Chief Customer Officer
Gingkai Tan, Connective’s Chief Customer Officer, is an experienced business executive with experience in both domestic and international markets. He has an extensive track record of successfully developing and executing customer focused business strategies that deliver profitable and sustainable growth, with particular expertise in creating high performance cultures through building strong teams and delivering on commercial objectives.
Gingkai is a commercially astute, strategic and innovative business leader with responsibility for driving the Connective business strategy, operations, revenue and understanding and delivering against the needs of Connective members.
Frank Fiume - Chief Financial Officer
Frank Fiume is the Chief Financial Officer of Connective, who provides leadership, direction, and management of the finance team.
Frank is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in the SME market. He has broad commercial and operational experience gained across diverse industry sectors in both Australia and abroad including retail, wholesale, and financial services.
In his role at Connective, Frank provides strategic recommendations to the CEO and executive team, manages all financial forecasting and reporting, establishes and develops relationships with brokers and lenders alike and controls the timely and accurate payment of broker commissions.
Daniel Oh - Group Legal Counsel
Daniel brings both commercial pragmatism and corporate governance to his current role as Group Legal Counsel of Connective. Daniel's current role incorporates identifying and managing risk exposures whilst delivering proactive, effective, and strategic legal advice.Daniel has acquired strong legal expertise from over 20 years’ experience working in global law firms in Melbourne, London, and Hong Kong. He has also spent eight years at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong where he led a team of over 20 lawyers supporting the bank's Asian trading business. He is also responsible for Connective's Compliance team, which is responsible for supervising and supporting Connective's brokers. In his current role, Daniel has developed excellent working relationships with external stakeholders such as lenders, industry and regulatory bodies and is regularly involved in industry wide initiatives.
Jonathan Meadows - Chief Information Officer
Jonathan joined Connective as the General Manager of Technology in 2015 and was promoted into the Chief Information Officer position in 2021.
Jonathan has a spent time in the Middle East as an IT manager for a global law firm. He continued his IT career with an Australian based Law Firm before joining Connective.
Jonathan leads the technology strategy at Connective, drawing on over 20 years of experience in the financial services, legal and engineering industries. He engages with all areas of the business, including customers directly, on technology and information issues such as compliance, data safety and cyber security.
Nicole O'Sullivan - Chief People Officer
Nicole O'Sullivan is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience providing strategic people and culture leadership and support. She’s passionate about balancing business strategy, people, systems, culture, and financial levers to drive positive staff engagement.
In her role at Connective, Nicole is responsible for strategy, risk mitigation and managing the functional delivery of P&C activities.
Graham Maloney – Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Graham joined the Connective board as an independent director and Chairman in 2011.
Having spent 38 years in the financial services sector, Graham has worked across a broad range of disciplines including superannuation, life insurance, general insurance, commercial banking and investment banking.
James Atkins – Non-Executive Director
James Atkins joined the Connective board in April 2016. James is an experienced non-executive director, business advisor and marketing strategist. As a Director at Vantage Strategy & Marketing, he works with boards and management teams helping them clarify their strategy and implement change so that they can grow. Prior to setting up Vantage, James was a senior executive in highly competitive markets, including financial services, retail and energy.
Mark Korda – Non-Executive Director
Mark Korda joined the Connective board in 2018. Mark is the co-founder of the advisory and investment firm KordaMentha and a seasoned advisor and entrepreneur with over 40 years of business experience.
Mark has a unique perspective on business that helps him to identify previously unthought-of solutions to organisation’s most difficult problems.