Management Team

Liberty has a management team comprised of talented professionals with a wealth of relevant financial services experience.

Anne Bastian, General Manager – Human Resources

Anne has been responsible for growing Liberty's diverse, high quality team from the company's early days. She is also responsible for the design, implementation and management of all HR policies and procedures. Prior to joining Liberty, Anne held the position of Group Human Resources Manager for Infosentials. She has provided similar expertise to Vectus and LibertyOne and has worked as an HR Consultant for ANZ Bank and Esanda Finance. Anne has a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University of Technology, Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Mark Collins, Chief Executive Officer

As chief executive, Mark has overall responsibility for the operations and performance of Liberty Financial and the Mike Pero Group in New Zealand. His focus is on the group’s development of innovative financial products and mortgage-lending options, as well as building customer-client relationships and sales networks. Mark joined Liberty in January 2016 from New Zealand Home Loans, where he was chief executive for four years. Prior to that he was general manager of distribution and head of new business and claims with Sovereign. Mark holds an MBA from the Open University in London and an LLB from Otago University.

Susan Paprica, General Counsel

Susan leads Liberty’s legal team and is responsible for overseeing all legal advice within the Liberty Group including litigation matters. Susan has over 20 years of legal experience of which 12 have been in the financial services sector. She has worked within major law firms, in-house at Latitude Financial Services (formerly GE Capital) as well as the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. She has overseen the resolution of some of Australia’s most complex legal financial cases. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts and Law from Monash University and is an accomplished industry speaker on a range of topics.

Lynne Jordan, General Manager – Risk

Lynne oversees Liberty’s Risk team, responsible for many of the policies and procedures used by the group across its various businesses. Prior to this role, Lynne was responsible for the group’s customer service and account management practices. Before joining Liberty, Lynne worked with Ford Credit for over 20 years in Australia and internationally. Her most recent positions were Ford Group Treasurer, Australia and New Zealand, and Director of Operations, Ford Credit Australia. Lynne has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Sherman Ma, Executive Director

Sherman is the Managing Director of Liberty with operations across Australia and New Zealand. Sherman was previously with Credit Suisse and McKinsey & Company. Sherman has an MBA from the Wharton School and was first-in-class in Economics and Operations Research from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board.

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