About Equifax

Equifax powers the financial future of individuals and organisations around the world. Using the combined strength of unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics, Equifax has grown from a consumer credit company into a leading provider of insights and knowledge that helps its customers make informed decisions. The company organises, assimilates and analyses data on more than 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide, and its database includes employee data contributed from more than 6,600 employers.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and more recently in the Asia Pacific region, with the acquisition of Veda, a data analytics company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Combined the companies bring nearly 170 years of data and insights experience to the marketplace.

Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 9,400 employees worldwide.

How We Do Business

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Management Team

Nerida Caesar

Group Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand


Nerida was appointed CEO and Managing Director of the Company in February 2011. She successfully transitioned Veda, now Equifax from private equity ownership to a public listed entity in December 2013. Veda was named the best performing new listing on the ASX for FY2014, reaching a market capitalisation of $2 billion and indexed in the ASX200. Under Nerida’s stewardship Veda was sold to global data and analytics company, Equifax, with a footprint in 21 markets around the world.

With a focus on innovation and technology, Nerida has over 29 years' experience in sales, marketing and business management. Previously the Group Managing Director of Telstra Enterprise and Government, Nerida was responsible for Telstra's corporate, government and large business customers in Australia, as well as the international sales division. She was also Group Managing Director of Telstra Wholesale. Prior to that, Nerida held the position of Executive Director National Sales where she was responsible for managing products, services and customer relationships throughout Australia.

Before joining Telstra, Nerida was Vice President of IBM’s Intel Server Division for the Asia-Pacific region, and held several senior management and sales positions with IBM over a 20-year career, both in Australia and internationally.

Nerida is a member of the University of Technology Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board, Director of the NSW FinTech hub, Stone & Chalk, and a member of the Turnbull government’s FinTech Advisory Group.


Carol Chris

Managing Director, New Zealand


Carol joined Veda, now Equifax in 2011 to head Veda’s Commercial and Property Solutions (CPS) division.

Over the course of several years she transformed the CPS business, working closely with Veda’s customers and bringing multiple new products to market to help meet regulatory and market needs.

In 2015 Carol was promoted to the role of Managing Director for Veda’s New Zealand business and relocated from Sydney to Auckland.

Carol built her earlier career with SingTel Optus in a number of strategic and product portfolio roles. She has extensive knowledge of the IT&T and financial services segments and in-depth experience in e-business, customer transformation strategies and process improvement.


Jason Phillips

Chief Financial Officer

Jason was appointed as Veda’s, now Equifax's CFO in December 2016, relocating from Atlanta, where he had served as Equifax’ Senior Finance Officer (SFO) for the Global Consumer Services (GCS) unit since 2013.

Prior to his current role, Jason led the strategic pricing team at Equifax, supporting both U.S. Information Solutions (USIS) and GCS. Jason joined Equifax in April 2010 after successful careers working in finance and pricing leadership roles at American Express and Earthlink. His background at those companies included international roles in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Jason holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from The Colorado College.


Lionel Lopez

Chief Data Officer

MASc (Mathematics) BCS IB

Lionel joined Veda, now Equifax in March 2015 and has over 20 years' experience in financial services in Australia and internationally.

As Chief Data Officer, Lionel is responsible for all of Veda's direct-to-consumer products, the Marketing Services division and the sourcing, management and commercialisation of Veda's data and analytics.

Lionel has worked both internationally and domestically at GE UK and GE Taiwan, Barclays UK, Standard Chartered Singapore and National Australia Bank. He has run leading data and analytics business units and served as Chief Risk Officer for GE in various countries, Barclays and National Australia Bank. Lionel has a depth of capability and experience in data strategy and analytics, risk, and operations as well as a strong marketing and commercial proficiency.

Educated in France, Lionel holds a Master of Applied Science (Mathematics), a Computer Science Degree and a Baccalaureate in maths and physics.


Our Customers

Companies using Veda's solutions