Stephen Porges

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Porges is the CEO of the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL) and it’s group of Associations -  Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA), the Institute for Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA), Data Governance Australia (DGA) and the Digital +Technology Collective (D+TC).

Having spent the previous 20 years in international banking, stockbroking and investment banking, Stephen has experience in most global capital markets.

In 2015 Stephen became Chairman at Australia’s only ASX listed Marketplace lender, Direct Money. Since listing, the company has consolidated its position as the chosen partner to the broking community and relaunched the first retail investment fund, giving Australian investors exposure to the personal lending asset class.

Prior to his role at Direct Money, Stephen held the position of CEO of Aussie Home Loans, where the organisation was awarded Mortgage Broker of The Year for each year of his tenure, before he served as CEO at SAI Global.

Stephen’s previous roles include CEO of Australia’s largest Building Society, Newcastle Permanent Building Society, and CEO of ASX listed biotechnology company, Proteome Systems (PXL).

He is also a founder of international payments company NFC Data as well as Katasi, a Colorado based telematics and safe driving business.