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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 Field Workforce

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

Blair is now charged with leading and supporting our National field workforce of Mercantile Agents inclusive of client liaison and ensuring all aspects of our field workforce 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.

Elliott Morey 

Head of Field Operations

Commencing with Access in 2015, Elliott gained extensive experience both as a Field Agent and a Locations Agent. With a proven history of achieving great results for our clients amongst some of the most difficult of situations both in the Field and our Locations Department, Elliott was promoted to Head of Locations & Investigations before expanding this role as Head of Field Operations.


Elliott is charged with managing the broader Operations of our entire Field Services function across Operations, Locations and Investigations as well as our Asset Management service. With a strong focus on results, reliability and brand reputation we can rest assured that Elliott presents the best interests of your customer, our Clients and Access Mercantile in all situations.