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Stage

Series B | Alive

Total Raised

$14.05M

Last Raised

$10.15M | 4 yrs ago

About Expert360

Expert360 is a global digital platform that provides businesses with access to independent consultants.

Expert360 Headquarter Location

Suite 10.02, level 10 AMP Centre, 50 Bridge St

Sydney, New South Wales, 2000,

Australia

1300 482 671

Latest Expert360 News

Pat Regan joined Expert360 before QBE sacking

Dec 10, 2020

Share Pat Regan signed up as a company director at online consultancy platform Expert360, in which he was a major shareholder, two months before he was sacked from the role of QBE chief executive. QBE chairman Mike Wilkins would not confirm whether the $15 billion global insurer's board was made aware at the time that its chief executive had been appointed to Expert360 or whether it had approved of the secondary commitment. Louise Kennerley Expert360 company secretary Jonathan Hunter confirmed Mr Regan was appointed in July this year while he was still chief executive of QBE and that he now continues to serve as a director of Expert360. There is no mention of Pat Regan or his position on Expert360's website and Mr Regan does not list his role on his personal LinkedIn profile, which notes he is "taking a break". Expert360, founded by Bridget Loudon and Emily Yue in 2013 to provide an employment marketplace for skilled non-permanent professionals, never announced Mr Regan had joined the company. Related Quotes Advertisement Documents held on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's registry show Mr Regan is a top 20 shareholder in Expert360. QBE would not confirm whether it knew Mr Regan was an Expert360 shareholder or whether it had processes in place for managing any conflicts of interest with Expert360. In January 2020 Mr Regan bought more than $700,000 worth of Expert360 shares, which are not publicly listed. This included buying $544,000 of series C preference shares in Expert360, plus $94,600 of series B and $70,000 of series A shares. Documents show Mr Regan listed QBE's head office address for the purposes of his shareholding on the Expert360 registry. Mr Regan was fired from his post abruptly at the start of September after an "external investigation concerning workplace communications" found the chief executive "did not meet the standards" in the company's code of conduct. QBE has not elaborated on the circumstances of the departure, which followed a brief Minter Ellison investigation. The probe was sparked after a former US-based female employee, who was a mid-level manager at QBE , made a complaint at the time she resigned from the company in late August. Expert360 lists QBE as one of the "leading organisations" that "trust Expert360". Two sources have suggested the company hired extensively from Expert360's platform. One source said QBE was one of Expert360's "largest clients". Advertisement QBE declined to comment on the arrangement. Mr Regan did not respond to a message sent to him through LinkedIn. Ms Loudon did not respond to requests for comment. Both Ms Loudon and Mr Regan previously employed the same worker as their chief of staff. Bridget Loudon's Expert360 is fourth on LinkedIn's top start-ups to work for. Wolter Peeters According to her personal LinkedIn profile, Macquarie Group business manager Emily Fell, who had been employed with Expert360 since 2016, previously worked for Ms Louden between February and September this year as her "second in command and chief of staff". Immediately prior to that, Ms Fell worked "directly" for Mr Regan in an "interim chief of staff capacity" in a role she said was "an extension" on her role at Expert360 due to the group's "strong ongoing relationship with QBE". When asked why Mr Regan was not mentioned on Expert360's website, Mr Hunter said the company's site was "actually quite out of date" "This is simply a reflection of our focus on more pressing matters," Mr Hunter said. "I can advise that the board is currently comprised of James Cameron, Pat Regan, Emily Yue, Dmitry Aliov and Bridget Loudon. Like all members of the board Mr Regan was appointed because of important skillsets, particularly operational experience. Advertisement "It is my understanding that Mr Regan’s position with Expert360 was disclosed to, and approved by, the QBE board. Such transparency was an important and necessary part of our selection process," Mr Hunter said. QBE in October appointed head of international operations Richard Pryce as the group's interim chief executive. Mr Regan received a final payout of $310,000, but lost around $10 million in unvested shares after he left QBE. Almost immediately after his departure, Mr Regan, who is from the UK, put his luxury apartment in Sydney's Point Piper up for sale . Michael Roddan is a senior companies reporter based in Sydney. He has worked as a business and economics reporter for The Australian and Business Spectator. Connect with Michael on Twitter . Email Michael at m.roddan@afr.com Jonathan Shapiro writes about banking and finance, specialising in hedge funds, corporate debt, private equity and investment banking. He is based in Sydney. Connect with Jonathan on Twitter . Email Jonathan at jonathan.shapiro@afr.com Save

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