Freelancer.com appoints senior PayPal executive Greg Robinson as Vice President of Compliance
SYDNEY, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freelancer.com today announced Greg Robinson has been appointed Vice President of Compliance as the company rockets past 8.3 million users, 30 languages and 17 currencies.
Greg Robinson brings to the position decades of industry experience as a senior executive in charge of companywide compliance programs at a number of leading organisations. Greg's position will oversee the overall compliance environment within the Freelancer group of companies. Greg will be responsible for developing and maintaining a governance and compliance risk program which will support the rapidly expanding global operations of Freelancer.com.
For the last seven years, Greg held the position of Head of Compliance Programs at PayPal Australia and was part of the initial senior executive team responsible for launching PayPal into the country in 2005. At PayPal he was responsible for all aspects of the compliance function including design and implementation of compliance policy, procedure, monitoring, testing, reporting, training and projects.
Before joining PayPal, Greg was Head of Compliance at Colonial First State Investments Limited from 1988 to 2004, where he led the implementation and management of the company's compliance governance framework. Prior to this, Greg held senior positions at Perpetual Limited in trust services for more than 13 years.
"Greg brings with him a wealth of experience in compliance and governance that will be instrumental in steering Freelancer.com forward during this phase of exceptional global growth," CEO of Freelancer.com Matt Barrie stated, "we take our role as a responsible global corporate citizen seriously and Greg will support us in providing the safest marketplace for our growing community."
Triple Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the world. Freelancer connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with over 8.3 million independent professionals globally, specializing in fields as diverse as information technology, content, website development, marketing, engineering, and medicine. Over 4.7 million projects in 600 categories of work have been posted to date on the site to date, and have saved western businesses an estimated US$1.1 billion in costs.