Executive Management Committee
Chief Executive Officer (Interim)
Elliot Howard was appointed interim CEO in March 2023 and has been a board member and Chairman of Goal Group since July 2017. He is a highly accomplished senior board level commercial executive with a successful 25-year background in fintech & SaaS and has accumulated comprehensive strategic, leadership & commercial experience during this time. Elliot combines his general management experience & significant commercial and marketing background with a strategic, pragmatic, people and values led approach to bring about change and high performance in teams.
Acting Chief Finance Officer
James Cole is a qualified chartered accountant who has a strong commercial background and proven track record in enhancing stakeholder return through new opportunities. He also has experience in successful capital and debt raising to secure optimal financial platforms and is well versed in mergers, disposals, and acquisitions. James re-joins Goal, where he was previously Finance Director and has now assumed the role of Acting Chief Financial Officer. He is also a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed company, Sunrise Resources plc. His extensive background also includes Chief Financial Officer for Cominco Resources Ltd, AIM/TSX traded European Minerals Corporation plc, TSX/OSE traded Crew Gold Corporation and LSE listed The African Lakes Corporation plc.
Chief Revenue Officer
Vicky joined the EMEA team in 2014 within Sales & Relationship Management with responsibility for our tax-related services, she has since taken on various sales-based and client services roles within the company including establishing the New York office in 2015 and further expanding the business into a new region. Prior to joining Goal, Vicky held senior sales roles in financial services, luxury yachting and in the world of duty free where she worked as an export sales manager, supporting the diplomatic corps around the world. Vicky graduated with a BA Joint Honours degree in French and German from Manchester University and can speak fluent English, French, German and basic conversational Spanish.
Chief Operations Officer
Nicole joined in 2021 as Sales Support Manager, America’s, providing assistance to the US-based sales team. She has spent the last 20 years in the financial service industry, coming to us from Brown Brothers Harriman. At BBH she held titles of Vice President and Project Manager working in the Office of Globalization on transition management, vendor relations and automation projects. She has a proven track record for employing Agile and Lean Six Sigma strategies to reduce costs and drive results by leading transformation initiatives. Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude with MBA from Franklin Pierce University, is a certified Scrum Master and holds her Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt.
Managing Director, APAC
Bryan joined in 2021 as a Brand Ambassador, APAC. With over 35 years of industry experience in Australia and New Zealand he has held senior management, client services and sales roles with State Street Bank and most recently, over the last 20 years, at JP Morgan, where he grew the business to become the largest custodial services provider in Australia with assets under custody of over $1 trillion. As well as having been a director and chairman, twice, of the Australian Custodial Services Association; he is also an MAICD of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a CA ANZ of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. At Goal, Bryan will continue to promote the company with our long-standing clients and work alongside our sales force to network and generate new business.
Audit, Data Protection & Diversity Officer
Marie joined Goal in 2010 with over 25 years’ experience in the banking industry including settlements, reconciliations, audits, dividends, corporate actions and withholding tax reclamation. She has previously worked within the operations teams for class actions, withholding tax recoveries and tax research within Goal, where she has most recently assumed the role of Audit & Data Protection Officer, reporting directly to the CEO. Within this role, she is responsible for Data Protection and ensuring the quality and information security management systems within the company, comply to international standards. Marie utilises her considerable experience to ensure that our diverse and rapidly expanding client base receive an exemplary level of service.
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