About Veda

Veda is a data analytics company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. From its core credit bureau business established in 1967, Veda has expanded to deliver a suite of credit and other analytical products targeted to customers and specific industry segments.

Veda's customers use data intelligence provided by Veda to make decisions on credit risk, verify identity and employee background, reduce identity theft and fraud, and undertake digital marketing strategies.

In February 2016, Equifax Inc., a global leader in information solutions, closed its acquisition of Veda. Equifax powers the financial future of individuals and organisations around the world, using its strength of unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics. Together, Veda and Equifax offer their customers world leading insights and knowledge to help them make informed decisions.

How We Do Business

Customers are at the centre of everything we do. Our Customer Service Charter provides the service promise that all Veda employees live up to with each and every interaction.

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Management Team

Nerida Caesar

Group Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

BCom MBA GAICD

Nerida was appointed CEO and Managing Director of the Company in February 2011. She successfully transitioned Veda from private equity ownership to a public listed entity in December 2013. Veda was named the best performing new listing on the ASX for FY2014, reaching a market capitalisation of $2 billion and indexed in the ASX200. Under Nerida’s stewardship Veda was sold to global data and analytics company, Equifax, with a footprint in 21 markets around the world.

With a focus on innovation and technology, Nerida has over 29 years' experience in sales, marketing and business management. Previously the Group Managing Director of Telstra Enterprise and Government, Nerida was responsible for Telstra's corporate, government and large business customers in Australia, as well as the international sales division. She was also Group Managing Director of Telstra Wholesale. Prior to that, Nerida held the position of Executive Director National Sales where she was responsible for managing products, services and customer relationships throughout Australia.

Before joining Telstra, Nerida was Vice President of IBM’s Intel Server Division for the Asia-Pacific region, and held several senior management and sales positions with IBM over a 20-year career, both in Australia and internationally.

Nerida is a member of the University of Technology Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board, Director of the NSW FinTech hub, Stone & Chalk, and a member of the Turnbull government’s FinTech Advisory Group.

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Jason Phillips

Chief Financial Officer

Jason was appointed as Veda’s CFO in December 2016, relocating from Atlanta, where he had served as Equifax’ Senior Finance Officer (SFO) for the Global Consumer Services (GCS) unit since 2013.

Prior to his current role, Jason led the strategic pricing team at Equifax, supporting both U.S. Information Solutions (USIS) and GCS. Jason joined Equifax in April 2010 after successful careers working in finance and pricing leadership roles at American Express and Earthlink. His background at those companies included international roles in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Jason holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from The Colorado College.

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Lionel Lopez

EGM, Data and Analytics and Operations

MASc (Mathematics) BCS IB

Lionel joined Veda in March 2015 and has over 20 years' experience in financial services in Australia and internationally.

As Chief Data Officer, Lionel is responsible for all of Veda's direct-to-consumer products, the Marketing Services division and the sourcing, management and commercialisation of Veda's data and analytics.

Lionel has worked both internationally and domestically at GE UK and GE Taiwan, Barclays UK, Standard Chartered Singapore and National Australia Bank. He has run leading data and analytics business units and served as Chief Risk Officer for GE in various countries, Barclays and National Australia Bank. Lionel has a depth of capability and experience in data strategy and analytics, risk, and operations as well as a strong marketing and commercial proficiency.

Educated in France, Lionel holds a Master of Applied Science (Mathematics), a Computer Science Degree and a Baccalaureate in maths and physics.

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Tony Kesby

Chief Information Officer

BCompSc MBA

Tony joined Veda in August 2008, and has over 30 years’ technology experience primarily in the financial services industry in Australia, the UK and the USA with the last 16 years being in senior IT management positions.

The senior IT positions that Tony has held include CIO roles at FAI Life and Tower Australia. Prior to joining Veda, Tony held the role of General Manager Information Technology at MBF Australia, where he was responsible for the technology division of the largest non-government health insurer in Australia, supporting 1,500 MBF staff in 70 branches across Australia.

Tony has a strong record of building customer-focussed, service-orientated teams of IT professionals to support the business in achieving its strategic and operational goals, and has significant experience in managing and strengthening key technology supplier relationships.

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Our Customers

Companies using Veda's solutions