YBR

Executive team


Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris AM - Executive Chairman

Mark Bouris has established a successful career from building disruptive businesses to challenge the market and provide smarter solutions for consumers.

Mark's current positions include Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road Group (ASX:YBR), Non-Executive Chairman of TZ Limited (ASX:TZL), Chairman of the SME Association of Australia and Non-Executive Director of Sydney Roosters Football Club and Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Banking & Finance and Business Law & Tax at UNSW Business School and works with the University to mentor tomorrow’s business leaders.

In 2015, Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the finance industry and tertiary education and has most recently acted as Chairman of the Taskforce into Digitisation of Small Businesses in Australia for the Australian Treasury.

Mark is the author of Wealth Wizard, The Yellow Brick Road to Your Financial Security, and What it Takes, and has recently created and produced a new TV show along with Channel 7 called The Mentor which aired in April this year and coincides with The Mentor podcast and Mentored.com.au.

Frank Ganis

Frank Ganis - Chief Executive Officer

Frank Ganis is the Chief Executive Officer of Yellow Brick Road. Formerly an Executive Director of Macquarie Group, Mr Ganis co-founded Macquarie Group’s Mortgages and Securitisation business in the early 1990s and was a leader in building the mortgage securitisation sector in Australia. He is recognised as a pioneer and influential industry leader in Australia with greater than 35 years’ experience in banking and finance. During his 28 years at Macquarie, Mr Ganis had oversight and management of Macquarie’s key strategic international and domestic retail banking alliances and relationships and was responsible for the development, delivery and funding of financial products and services, designed to be used and distributed directly and by external financial intermediaries, i.e. planners, advisers and brokers.

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Shaw - Chief Financial Officer

Richard Shaw is the Chief Financial Officer and has been with Yellow Brick Road since August 2010. Prior to joining Yellow Brick Road, Richard was the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Freeway Limited. Appointed after the company’s takeover by the Independent Print Media Group, Richard was responsible for the company’s re-structuring and privatisation. Richard is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from the University of Tasmania and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Technology Sydney.

Adam Youkhana

Adam Youkhana - General Manager, Wealth - YBR Group

Adam has 17 years’ experience leading high performing sales and practice management teams in in banking and wealth institutions including NAB, Westpac and MLC. A seasoned wealth sales strategist, he also has relevant experience as an AFSL responsible officer. Adam holds Bachelor Degrees in both Economics and Banking & Finance, and a sub major in Law. In addition to this he has an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), having completed the certification with Financial Planning Australia (FPA).

Clive Kirkpatrick

Clive Kirkpatrick - General Manager, Lending - YBR Group 

Clive Kirkpatrick has nearly 30 years of experience in financial services both in Australia and offshore. Most recently he headed the mortgage broking business for the St George Banking Group brands. Prior to that, he was head of franchising at Rams Home Loans and worked in the financial planning division of BankWest. Experienced in strategy formulation and execution, business management, sales management and people leadership. Clive has a generalist background with sound understanding of marketing, product development, legal and compliance supported by an MBA. Clive also has specialist knowledge and demonstrable capability in distribution