Rivwest Finance Limited is run under the directorship of five professionals with decades of collective experience in the financial services and lending industries.
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.
Susan J Crawford
Chief Executive Officer
Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management), Certificate IV in Financial Services.
Susan is the current CEO of Rivwest Finance Limited. She commenced with Rivwest in 1999 and became a director shortly after. As CEO, Susan oversees day to day running of the business. As a member of the Board of Directors, she is responsible for providing the business with strategic direction, business planning, corporate management, and policy decision making, and oversees and seeks resolutions for issues that arise in the everyday running of the business.
Susan was previously employed with Peter Moraghan & Associates, Finance Brokers. She gained 18 years’ experience with Rural Bank in financial products, including management of loan portfolios and has an unassailable understanding of the credit industry.
Johnathon B O’Sullivan
Director and 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 Director and Business Development Manager. As Business Development Manager his charter is to provide tailored lending solutions for his ever-expanding client base. As a member of the Board of Directors Johno provides strategic vision, business planning, policy and media 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.
Michael J Graham
Bachelor of Business, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Certified Practising Accountant.
Michael is currently a Senior Partner of Paisley Robertson, Accountants with offices in Wagga Wagga and Temora. He was previously employed by the State Bank and Adams Kenneally White, Accountants of Wagga Wagga. He has been in public practise since 1986.
Michael has extensive experience in all areas of public practice in particular small business, farming, business valuation, taxation, business finance, and self managed superannuation.
Michael is a founding director of Rivwest Finance Limited. He, along with the other directors, drives strategic direction, corporate governance, and policy for the Rivwest business.
Daniel C Donebus
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, member of the Law Society of NSW and Solicitor, Chartered Tax Adviser of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
Daniel is a founding director of Rivwest Finance Limited. He has several decades of experience in business and management to draw upon which contributes to the strategic direction, corporate governance and policy of the Rivwest Finance business.
Daniel is currently in-house legal counsel to a private investment group, Vice President of the South West Slopes Law Society, Board member of the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber, a trustee of the Riverina Cancer Care Centre Trust along with various other business, community and charity group pursuits. He has previously served on boards of corporations involved in diverse business activities including finance, as director and treasurer of the Wagga Wagga Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as a director of the Wagga Wagga Business Enterprise Centre, past partner and consultant to Farrell Lusher Solicitors of Wagga Wagga, and worked as a senior taxation consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (Sydney).