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Meet the Leadership Team

Peter Morey


Peter Morey commenced Access Mercantile in 1990 after identifying  a gap in the industry. The firm now supports the most extensive network of field and collection agents across Australia offering an array of specialised collection services. 

With over 40 years of Banking and Finance expertise, Peter’s knowledge and experience of the industry have benefited many clients.

Leveraging the synergies associated with Access Mercantile Services,  Peter has actively been involved in the creation and implementation of numerous businesses that span across various industries all residing under the  Access Group of companies. As Chairman, Peter is actively involved in all aspects of theses businesses which he thoroughly enjoys. 

His drive to be the best in whatever he does and provide clients with the best possible experience is second to none.

Leo Gagic

Chief Executive Officer

Leo Gagic is a highly experienced senior executive with over 30 years Credit/Collection expertise leading global operations within private equity and top 200 ASX listed organisations. He has a proven track record in successfully leading and transforming critical business functions that comprise large P&L and capital investment responsibilities. Prior to joining Access Mercantile Services, Leo spent the last 13 years working for Telstra in the capacity of Executive Director – Global Finance Services where he was charged with the responsibility of Collections & Recoveries, Accounting, Revenue Assurance, Billing, Business Intelligence and Reporting  for all of Telstra and its subsidiaries globally. Leo holds a Bachelor of Business [Accounting & Economics] along with a MBA – Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors [GAICD].

Blair Ryan

Head of Operations

Blair initially joined Access Mercantile in early 2003 as a Field Agent after already working as a Field Agent for many years . After many successful years in the field, Blair joined our Locations Department and eventually was promoted to Head of Operations.

Blair is charged with running end to end operations for Access Mercantile Services inclusive of client liaison and ensuring all aspects of our operations are performing to expectation. With over 20 years industry experience working across all aspects of collections, there really isn’t much Blair hasn’t experienced. His extensive and diverse background  along with a passion to get it right ‘first time’ for our people and clients continues to help set Access apart from its competitors and make a real difference.

John Pope

Chief Financial Officer

John Pope is a highly experienced senior finance executive with over 20 years of finance experience spanning both professional practice and top 200 ASX listed businesses.  Possessing a proven track record of business system development and implementation, John has successfully developed and implemented strategic outcomes in complex operating environments. 

John is an industry leader and is recognised for his technical expertise, transparent and personable approach underscored by his commitment to business relationships.  A chartered Accountant he is responsible for all facets of the Access Mercantile finance function.  

Nishant Patil

Head of Collections & Recoveries

Nishant Patil (Nish) is a highly experienced credit professional with expertise in collections & recovery management, risk management & life cycle management for consumer & corporate business operations within culturally diverse environments. Skilled in translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies and a service expert in planning and executing multi-faceted development strategies designed to improve collections & recovery for businesses. Prior to joining Access Mercantile Services, Nish has worked with some of the leading debt collection agencies in Australia for the past 12 Years with a successful track record of working with major industry leading clients and exceeding their expectations. Nish holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering [Electronics and Telecommunications] along with a Masters of Business Information Management & Systems from Latrobe University.

Katie Moore

Head of Sales & Business Development

Katie Moore is a highly experienced senior executive with over 15 years’ experience in Business Development and Marketing.   Katie has a proven track record working with small, medium and large size enterprises in all industries from finance, telco and not for profits.  Katie is well known for always putting the clients first, understanding their needs to ensure Access can deliver above their expectations and build a partnership which is a win win for both organisations whom both prosper from the relationship.  Prior to Access Katie worked with tech start-ups, Data processing / outsourcing companies and Advertising agencies assisting them to grow their businesses from small enterprises to leading competitors in their chosen field spanning across Australia and Asia.  With over 15 years’ experience as a senior executive spanning across Australia and South East Asia Katie brings a different and fresh new outlook to the collections and recovery industry.