Our people are our strength.

We're proud of our team and stand by our experience. The people at Allied Credit come from a variety of backgrounds and industries, each bring their own special-expertise to make us stronger as a whole.

Executive Management


Richard Harding    Founder and Managing Director

A senior finance company executive with over 30 years’ experience in Australia and North America in managing the operations of both large and small Finance Companies. 

Richard has extensive vendor based lending experience in automotive, recreation and IT industries.  Founder of Newcourt Credit in Australia (became CIT and now BoQ Finance), Yamaha Motor Finance, NCR Credit & AT&T Capital (Canada). Founder and co-owner of Fundcorp (sold to Macquarie Bank in 2005).

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (University of Canterbury NZ) and a Masters of Business Administration (Babson College MA USA).

Holds director roles throughout the Allied Credit Group.


Matt Stevens    Chief Executive Officer

A finance company executive with both a Chartered Accounting background and a commercial background in start-up and high growth companies.

This background includes over 20 years direct experience in finance encompassing a broad exposure to consumer and commercial in the automotive, recreation and IT industries.  Previous experience includes CFO, CIO and Operations management in several public and private companies including Flexigroup and Yamaha Motor Finance (YMF).

Matt holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (Macquarie University NSW) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Holds director and company secretarial roles throughout the Allied Credit Group.

 

Board of Directors


Davis Knox    Non-Executive Director

Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of VFC Inc.* until its sale to TD Bank in April 2006. Mr. Knox sat on the Board of Directors of TD Financial Services until his resignation in 2010. 

Mr Knox has 35 plus years of experience in the banking industry. 


Charles Stewart    Non-Executive Director

Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of VFC Inc.* until its sale to TD Bank. Mr. Stewart sat on the Board of TD Financial Services until his resignation in December 2009.

Mr Stewart has 35 plus years of automotive and finance industry experience. 


Justin Lewis    Non-Executive Director

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Peter Ivany AM    Non-Executive Director

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Richard Harding    Executive Director

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