Payton Capital announce Chief Risk Officer Appointment

Payton Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert McLellan as Chief Risk Officer.

Rob brings extensive experience from the banking and financial services industry to Payton Capital.  He has worked for leading domestic and international financial institutions and has led teams covering relationship management, risk and structured finance.  Rob has expertise in structuring complex financing solutions, portfolio management and risk appetite setting as well as managing and remediating distressed assets.

In his most recent role, Rob was Chief Risk Officer at Qualitas Limited, an ASX-listed alternative investment manager specialising in real estate private credit and real estate private equity.  At Qualitas, Rob was responsible for overseeing transaction and enterprise risk, and managing the Investment Risk, Legal and Compliance teams.  He was Chair and a voting member of Qualitas’ various fund Investment Committees and a   member of the Executive Team.

In prior banking roles, Rob has held senior origination, execution and risk management positions including Head of Credit – Institutional & Corporate at ANZ Banking Group, where he exercised material credit approval authority and led national teams of credit executives covering diversified portfolios across Australia and PNG.

Chief Executive Officer at Payton Capital, David Payton, said that the appointment of Rob is a significant step forwards in the growth of the business and looks forward to his valued contribution to the organisation’s philanthropic arm, the Payton Foundation.

“Having recently surpassed $1 billion in CRE loans under management, Robert’s appointment is part of our strategy to better position the company for the next five years of growth,” said David.

“We believe that his qualifications and experience as well as his heart to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people, will be a seamless fit with our team’s culture and vision.”

On joining Payton Capital, Rob said “I am thrilled to be joining Payton Capital at such an exciting time in the Firm’s development and I look forward to working closely with the Board and Executive Team to execute on Payton’s strategic plan.  Payton Capital has an enviable track record and a clear purpose and I have a deep connection to the organisation’s core values and philanthropic pursuits supporting the vulnerable in society.”

About the author / David Payton

David Payton - CEO & Executive Director /- David holds a Bachelor of Business, Diploma of Financial Services, Diploma of Finance and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

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