Our Leaders

All of our leaders bring to the business their unique expertise across various areas of contingent workforce management. Their combined work histories in business, taxation, payroll, IT and customer service translate into a leadership team that is confident, knowledgeable and successful and always focused on the needs of our customers.

Learn more about our Leadership team

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Matthew Franceschini

Group Managing Director, Entity Group of Companies

Matthew is the Group Managing Director for the Entity Group of Companies and has over 20 years’ experience working at the forefront of contingent workforce management.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, a graduate diploma in Taxation and is a qualified accountant and tax specialist. He is often invited to speak at conferences on and around the topic of “The New World of Work” and is Entity Solutions Global ambassador.

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Neil Merola

Chief Executive Officer, Entity Solutions

As Chief Executive Officer, Neil’s business strategies centre on his commitment to our customers.

With over 25 years of experience in consulting, recruitment, HR, business and financial management firms, Neil’s expertise in linking talent management to engagement of the contingent workforce assists him with delivering value and building retention for our customers. Neil holds a Bachelor of Business with majors in Accounting and Business Law.

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John Trotter

Chairman

John Trotter is Chairman of the Board at Entity Solutions.

With over 36 years working in the professional services industry, John was a partner with Deloitte for 19 years and provided consulting services to some of Australia’s leading organisations focusing on corporate governance, risk management and strategic growth. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and a number of professional memberships, including Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Jonathan Knowles

Global Service Delivery Director

As Global Service Delivery Director, Jonathan leads the charge in the development and delivery of our global digital assets.

He combined his extensive knowledge of Entity Solutions’ services and customers with a proven background in IT management, to leverage cutting edge technology to continually improve the customer experience. Jonathan has a background in senior recruitment, sales management and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Education from Monash University.

 

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Sabah Khan

General Counsel

Sabah has over fifteen years of experience in commercial and corporate law. Having worked for a number of businesses in the capacity of Legal Counsel, she has proven leadership in corporate governance and statutory.

Broad legal experience covering corporate operations and business expansion; legal and regulatory compliance; contracts; business and asset acquisitions; claims and conflict resolution; commercial and retail leases; property acquisitions and disposal; intellectual property; franchise; employment; tax; ethics and governance.

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Larissa Farnan

People, Culture and Change Manager

Larissa is the People, Culture and Change Manager at Entity Solutions and has been with the company for 5 years.

Larissa is a HR generalist with a unique specialty in managing HR and OHS in the contingent workforce space, as well as internally. Larissa’s solid foundation of HR experience was gained from 15 years in the corporate banking sector in AU and NZ. She is also a certified Training Facilitator.

Larissa’s strengths lie in her distinctive ability to enable a productive workforce and her talent for capitalising on an individual’s potential.

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Sally Clifton

Marketing Manager

Sally is the Marketing Manager at Entity Solutions and is responsible for developing marketing strategies and branding campaigns.

Prior to joining Entity Solutions, Sally gained extensive digital experience in a range of analytic, advertising and marketing positions. Most notable is her many years at a leading digital advertising agency in the UK and 5 years of marketing within the contingent workforce industry.

Sally’s transition into marketing has enabled her to utilise her vast knowledge of the digital space to implement valuable digital marketing initiatives.

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Virginia Petracca

Migration Business Manager

Virginia is the Migration Business Manager at Entity Solutions.

In almost 6 years at Entity Solutions, Virginia has gained a wealth of experience across all areas of the business, commencing as an HR generalist, moving to Customer Solutions and now taking on the role of Migration Business Manager.

With over 20 years’ HR and sourcing experience in a variety of industries including Advertising, IT, Telecommunications, Construction & Visual Effects, Virginia innately understands the needs and nuances of utilising talent and skills from overseas, enabling her to provide sound advice to businesses on how to make it a seamless process. Virginia has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Monash University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources.