Staff

Robert J Elliott

Robert J Elliott
Chairman and Managing Director
Bachelor of Business, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Certified Practising Accountant.

Robert is one of the founding directors of Rivwest Finance and acts as Chairman of the Board, and Managing Director. Robert is responsible for managing relationships with our regulators, prospectus formulation, accounting and tax matters, financial control, and business development. As Chairman of the Board of Directors Robert drives business strategy, corporate governance and policy decision making and oversees and seeks resolutions for issues that arise in the everyday running of the business.

He was previously a director of Darcy Kennedy Pty Limited, Kee Financial Services Pty Limited (superannuation and investment consultants), and Jamac Business Software Pty Limited, all based in Dubbo.  Prior to this he was employed by Coopers & Lybrand (Wagga Wagga) and partner of S C Sadlier & Associates, Accountants of Wagga Wagga.

Vicki Hollis

Vicki Hollis
Chief Operations Officer
Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management)

Vicki began with Rivwest 2000. Vicki is responsible for mortgage lending origination and equipment finance assessment and documentation. She is an MFAA Credit Adviser and a Reverse Mortgage Consultant with SEQUAL.

Vicki takes great satisfaction in helping clients achieve the dream of buying a house to make a home. Prior to joining Rivwest, she was employed with ANZ for 23 years at the Port Macquarie and then Dubbo branches.

Johnathon B O'Sullivan

Johnathon B O’Sullivan
Business Development Manager
Diploma of Financial Services, ANZIIF Fellow Certified Investment Professional, Cert IV in General Insurance, Bachelor of Arts.

Johnathon joined Rivwest Finance Limited at the beginning of 2015 and serves as Business Development Manager. As Business Development Manager his charter is to provide tailored lending solutions for his ever-expanding client base. Johnathon also drives the media and marketing strategy for the company.

He has over twenty years’ experience in financial services and has held various senior management positions in banking, finance, financial planning and insurance. Johnathon started his career with Colonial State Bank and then owned and operated various Elders Insurance, Elders Financial Planning and Elders Home Loans franchises before joining Rivwest. Johno also has various other entrepreneurial pursuits which continually strengthens his wealth of business knowledge.

Stuart Morrow

Stuart Morrow
Finance Manager
Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking

Stuart joined Rivwest January 2017. He assists clients with a wide range of finance requirements. Stuart loves being a broker, as it give our clients many more lending options to choose from. He is very mobile, and willing to travel to our clients in surrounding centres or on farm. Prior to joining Rivwest Stuart was a career banker, having been employed by Suncorp, NAB, Elders Rural Bank and Colonial State Bank for 35 years.

His previous roles at these banks was predominately as an Agribusiness Manager. He has also had experience in Business Banking and also management as the NSW State Banking Manager with Elders Rural Bank.

Carol Ann Boland

Carol-Ann Boland
Senior Loans Officer
Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking

Carol began with Rivwest in April 2018. Carol is responsible for equipment finance and home loan assessment and documentation.

Carol has enjoyed a 26 year career in finance, specifically lending, having been employed by institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, and most recently Suncorp Bank. She is looking forward to the next chapter of her career with Rivwest and focusing on her passion for helping clients with their lending needs.

Leanne Dickson

Leanne Dickson
Senior Administration
Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping

Leanne commenced with Rivwest Finance Limited in 1999. Leanne looks after the day to day processing of transactions from the bank Statements, bank reconciliation, repayment action on repaid loans, month end balancing, factoring, typing and setting up of loan contracts as needed; along with monthly statistics for board meetings and payroll. Leanne also works with Toni on Debentures, processing interest payments, rollovers and reporting to the ATO.

Prior to joining Rivwest, she had been employed by the State Bank for over 17 years, beginning in her home town of Mudgee.

Fiona Lee

Fiona Lee
Compliance Officer
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

Fiona commenced employment with Rivwest Finance Limited in 2016. Her current duties at Rivwest include compliance, marketing, loans administration and executive support to Senior Management.

Prior to this, Fiona was employed by Macquarie Bank for 7 years, most recently in Retail Equity Capital Markets space as a Deal Flow Manager, based in Sydney.

Toni Berney

Toni Berney
Receptionist/Customer Service

Toni commenced working at Rivwest in Jan 2019.

Toni is responsible for general administration duties, as she is our first point of contact for new and existing clients. Toni has a passion for delivering the best customer service to each and every client and enjoys meeting new people. Toni and Leanne both look after Debenture Investments, managing reception, coordinating events, and general administration tasks.