Vernon has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing financial processes and systems, with deep expertise in the procurement process and shared services. Vernon worked with a big 4 accounting firm, implementing numerous financial accounting systems and process improvement initiatives. He was subsequently Financial Controller for a large consumer goods company in two European operations before helping establish its finance shared services centre in Sydney. Vernon joined Oracle Corporation to help build and run its Asia Pacific shared services centre before managing the financial, tax and legal integrations during Oracle’s acquisition programme in Asia Pacific. He then held the position of Vice President, Global Procure-to-Pay Operations. Vernon has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Coaching from the University of Sydney.