Our Leaders

Leadership Team

Our senior leaders are a highly experienced and cohesive team. Each leader brings deep functional expertise, expansive experience and unique attributes to the business. Individually they are exceptional, collectively, they are phenomenal.

David Anderson
David Anderson
GROUP CEO

As Group CEO, David leads the business in its pursuit to deliver an experience every second across the globe by 2030.

With a background in management consulting and following on from success in building a large-scale international retail network (IMO Car Wash Group), David co-founded Big Red Group in 2017 with the belief that with state-of-the-art technology, great people and a clear strategy to acquire new audiences for its supply base – transformational growth would be delivered to stakeholders.

Under David’s leadership, and through continual investment, innovation and acquisitions, Big Red Group has grown into the largest experience marketplace in Australia and New Zealand. 
Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

As Chief Financial Officer, Kevin outlines and implements the financial growth and maintenance strategies of Big Red Group. Tasked with managing and measuring real-time financial performance, Kevin leads the Finance team with more than 30 years of financial management expertise.

Kevin has led teams across diverse sectors including Financial Advisory, Healthcare, Technology and Core Service Industries. Kevin brings a unique skill set, having directly worked across a range of corporate finance specialties including business turnarounds, major M&A assignments, due diligence, private equity raising, financial modelling, core business management and rapid business development for major institutions including Big 4 advisory firms, EY and PwC.
Jemma Fastnedge
Jemma Fastnedge
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

As Chief Operations Officer, Jemma leads the Technology, Data, and Salesforce divisions, tasked with driving innovation and excellence across product and operational functions, enabling the business to continue its growth trajectory in leading the experience marketplace locally and globally.

After beginning her career in the UK leading digital agency teams, Jemma emigrated to Australia in 2001 and joined start-up RedBalloon with the remit to drive the expansion of the business across Australia and New Zealand. Jemma became CEO of RedBalloon in 2011, guiding RedBalloon through its fast-growth years, resulting in RedBalloon winning BRW’s ‘Best Place to Work’ award for five consecutive years.
Matt Cavalier
Matt Cavalier
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

As Chief Growth Officer, Matt sets the vision, strategic direction and growth agenda for our portfolio of brands. Matt is a spirited and talented leader, passionate about people, brand strategy and innovation, driving expansion initiatives to fuel growth.

Matt’s career journey has spanned three continents and multiple industries working for some of the world’s most well-known and trusted brands across Financial Services, Media and Technology, from start-ups through to multinational conglomerates.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Madeleine Robins
Madeleine Robins
DIRECTOR PEOPLE & CULTURE

As Director People & Culture, Madeleine drives the people strategy, developing and embedding core initiatives including executive training, growth and development, mergers and acquisitions, best-fit organisational design, talent acquisition, and managing performance to unlock people's full potential.

Prior to Big Red Group, Madeleine was the Head of Employee Experience at RedBalloon, and served as HR Lead for Groupon APAC where she was responsible for all aspects of HR in a high-growth business including Compensation & Workforce Planning, Engagement and Career Development as part of the Leadership team.

Madeleine graduated with Honours from Manchester Metropolitan University and holds a BA majoring in Criminology and Sociology.
Tim Bennett
Tim Bennett
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

As Corporate Development Officer, Tim serves as our capital advisor, supporting our corporate development both locally and abroad.

Tim also serves as Managing Director of Capital for ASX-listed Prime Financial and in a corporate development role for firms including Limepay, Aspen Medical and Investible.

Prior to joining Big Red Group, Tim was a partner at EY and led the Sydney-based Mergers & Acquisitions division. With over 13 years specialist M&A experience, Tim has advised on a range of transactions across all industry sectors, covering complex business and asset carve-outs and divestments, mergers and acquisitions, private company capital raising (debt and equity) and IPOs, together with a range of financial sponsor (private equity) transactions.
Ben Manns
Ben Manns
SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR

After beginning his career in the tourism sector, Ben founded one of Australia’s leading online tour & attraction aggregators, Experience Oz. Since 2007, Experience Oz has served millions of transactions across domestic & international markets via its B2C & B2B platforms.

With over 25 years specialising in the tours & attractions sector, Ben has been responsible for cultivating and nurturing stakeholder relationships, driving industry leading tech, supplier partnerships and ensuring the company endured long-term sustainable growth. Ben holds an MBA from Griffith University majoring in organisational change.

Our Board Members

David Anderson
DAVID ANDERSON
Big Red Group Co-founder and Group CEO
Naomi Simson
NAOMI SIMSON
Big Red Group Co-founder, and Non-Executive Director
Kevin Davis
KEVIN DAVIS
Big Red Group Company Secretary