Executive Team

Peter Forsberg

Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Peter Forsberg joined the group in September 2015 as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to Thorn, Peter had been the Group CFO of St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) comprising St Vincent’s six public and eight private hospitals, aged care, research and associated medical services.

Peter is an experienced CFO and senior finance executive having worked in healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, FMCG, professional services and in publicly listed and private equity owned companies in Australia and internationally. Before joining SVHA, Peter held CFO roles at DCA Group Ltd, Blake Dawson Waldron and Goodman Fielder.

Peter has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. Peter is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and FINSIA, as well as an associate at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Matt Ingram

Chief Operating Officer

Matt Ingram joined Thorn in February 2014 as General Manager Thorn Equipment Finance.

Matt has over 20 years extensive experience in the financial services sector, demonstrating a strong background in strategic planning, people development and team leadership while originating strong relationships and driving shareholder value. Matt has held senior executive positions at Investec Bank Australia, Alleasing, Equigroup and CBA both in Australia and the UK.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of NSW.

Wendy Yip

Chief Risk Officer

Wendy Yip joined the group in December 2015 as Chief Risk Officer and leads Thorn Group's Risk, Compliance and Internal Audit function.

Wendy has over 17 years’ experience as a risk and capital management professional, across advisory firms and major financial institutions. At Deloitte since 2010, she has been a senior risk advisor in the national Risk Advisory practice, and prior to this, she has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers, ING Direct and Commonwealth Bank, in senior technical positions involving credit risk analytics, capital management and regulatory advisory.

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from University of New South Wales, a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance from University of Melbourne and Master in Applied Statistics from Macquarie University.

Phil Chaplin

General Manager Thorn Business Finance

Phil Chaplin joined Thorn in March 2016 to focus on the continued growth and development of Thorn Business Finance.

Phil has nearly 20 years of experience in the finance industry, combining a broad skill-set across general management, sales leadership, operational excellence and strategic planning, with an in-depth knowledge of financial products and services.

Phil has held senior management roles in a number of bank and private equity backed financers across Australia and New Zealand, and brings to Thorn considerable experience in originating and developing partnerships and customer relationships. Phil holds formal qualifications in business management, and has a proven track record of driving business growth.