About Us

About Us

Study Loans is a new kind of finance for students seeking assistance in paying for their vocational and tertiary education. We are all about helping people advance in their careers to reach their full potential by providing the necessary funds to pay for their tuition fees during those criterial periods of education. We are Australia’s first dedicated private student loan company. Whether students are looking to save money on student loans, reach that next career goal or invest in their future, Study Loans works to help our customers reach their potential.    

Study Loans was born out of the frustration with the current government funded system. Having witnessed first-hand, the difficulty students faced with accessing funds and the constant changes in the rules, we felt it was about time a private business stepped in to provide an alternative. We believe education is critically important to society, but also the future prosperity of individuals. Study Loans was purposely created to provide a new way of paying for education with a transparent fee structure under a pay-as-you-go type model.   Read more here.

Our Values

Student Centric Business

Study Loans is a student focused business. Ultimately, we aim to deliver a finance solution that works for students in a transparent and friendly manner.

Data Driven

Study Loans is a modern technology business, which uses data to provide competitive rates and inform our decision making.

Pushing Boundaries

Study Loans is not here to accept the status quo. The business and our people are here to challenge ourselves to surpass expectations, but also question others. We relentlessly pursue improvement.

Long Term, Not Short Term

Long Term, Not Short Term - Study Loans believes in long-term responsible behaviour. We aim to create lifelong value for our customers and believe we should practice the same financial responsibility we expect from our customers.

Our Team

Iain Pepper
Iain Pepper Chief Operating Officer LinkedIn
Shatha Almaktoum
Shatha Almaktoum Credit Underwriter LinkedIn
Richard Vien
Richard Vien Sales Coordinator LinkedIn
Oren Leshetz
Oren Leshetz BDM - VIC & SA & WA LinkedIn
Dana Lim
Dana Lim BDM - QLD & NT LinkedIn
Vic Chetty
Vic Chetty BDM - NSW & ACT LinkedIn
Zoe Robertson
Zoe Robertson Marketing Manager LinkedIn
Ana Bekic
Ana Bekic Accountant LinkedIn

Advisory Board

Ryan Meyer
Ryan Meyer Advisory Board Member LinkedIn

Ryan oversees the Asia Pacific campuses of General Assembly, a global education startup that helps people move into the modern economy with a suite of intensive programs focused on coding and UX design. He is also responsible for leading strategic growth in the region. Prior to General Assembly, he founded AlumniFunder, a crowdfunding platform for student and alumni entrepreneurs within research university communities.

Jim Cock
Jim Cock Advisory Board Member LinkedIn

Jim has over a decade of senior executive roles as Managing Director leading businesses for GE Capital in Consumer & Commercial Finance. He is applying the acquired knowledge and practices of business performance improvement to a broad range of businesses. Jim is working across Start-Ups, Professional Service Firms, Mid Market businesses and Not For Profits.

Marcus Oakley
Marcus Oakley Advisory Board Member LinkedIn

Marcus Oakley is the Director of Advisory Services at Connected Analytics and has over 17 years experience across various risk disciplines and in varied portfolio and business roles. With deep experience in credit, operational and enterprise risk across consumer and commercial finance, Marcus has lead analytical, technology and operations teams to deliver business growth and operational excellence through business cycles and strategic change.

Allyn Radford
Allyn Radford Advisory Board Member LinkedIn

Allyn is an executive-level leader experienced in innovative business models and transformational solutions. He has led projects in private enterprise and education in Australia, the United States, Mexico and South Korea. He has been involved in the use of technology in learning for more than 30 years. Allyn is a global leader in the development and implementation of micro-credentials, especially in support of alternative pathways. Allyn was the inaugural CEO at DeakinDigital.

Rhett Simonds
Rhett Simonds Director LinkedIn

Rhett is the CEO of Simonds Consolidated, a division of Simonds Family Office Pty Ltd, which was established in 2014 when Simonds Group Limited listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Through the consolidated business he is responsible for the management of the family’s investments and diverse interests. Rhett is a director of Study Loans and also director of a number of technology based enterprises. Rhett holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.

Mark McCoach
Mark McCoach Director LinkedIn

Mark is a serial investor and businessman specialising in early stage investment. He has been involved in a range of industries and businesses in the last 30 years. More recently he has focused on EdTech related businesses. Mark operates and owns an investment fund out of Hong Kong and the US called RMY Corp and is a shareholder in Study Loans.

Study Loans Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 13 618 345 314) Australian credit licence 498589
whose registered office is at Level 5, 570 St Kilda Road, MELBOURNE VIC 3004.