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Board of Directors

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Our Board consists of eight Directors, all of whom have current and extensive experience serving the community.

  • Eric Priestley - Chair (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Certified Practising Accountant
    • Bachelor of Business Accounting (UTS)
    • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Director since 2007
  • Fiona Bennett - Deputy Chair (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Chair of Risk Committee
    • Member of the Audit Committee
    • Bachelor of Business
    • Certified Practising Accountant
    • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Director since 2011
  • Alison Bruchhauser - Director (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Member of the Audit Committee
    • Diploma in Applied Business
    • Advance Personnel Management Certificate
    • Director since 2012
  • Neil Peninton - Director (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Member of the Risk Committee
    • Member of the Executive & Remuneration Committee
    • Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Director since 1994
  • Alex Claassens - Director (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
    • Member of the Audit Committee
    • Director since 2009
  • Kristen Watts - Director (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
    • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting)
    • Master of Commerce
    • Chartered Accountant
    • Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Director since 2010
  • Paul Dunn - Director (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Member of Risk Committee
    • Chartered Accountant
    • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, KAPLAN 2009
    • MBA - UNE
    • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Director since 2011
  • John Cottee - Director (Independent non-executive)

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Chair of the Audit Committee
    • Member of the Executive & Remuneration Committee
    • Certified Practising Accountant
    • Director, Penrith Aquatic & Leisure Limited
    • Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Director since 2013
  • Mark Worthington - CEO

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Chief Executive & Company Secretary
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Director, Transaction Solutions 
    • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Justice of the Peace
    • Director Australian Mutuals Foundation Ltd
    • Credit Union management experience since 1987
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