Just as fulfilling the needs of our members is the top priority for all staff, each of our Board members understands the importance of their role and that their responsibility lies with providing a service to our members and the community.
BBus, FCA, FCPA, FAICD
Director since 2019
Michael’s background is in the financial services and property sectors. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Suncorp Group before being appointed as Managing Director and CEO in October 2015. At Suncorp he focused on building the Company’s digital capacity while driving a customer-first focus. Michael is also the former Chief Executive Officer of The GPT Group, and was previously the Group Chief Financial Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Michael is currently Chairman of Resolution Capital Ltd, Deputy Chairman of icare (Insurance and Care NSW), and a Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
BEc, BCom, FCA, FAICD
Steve has significant people leadership and executive management experience in the retail banking and finance industry.
He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of People’s Choice in January 2016, after spending four years as the organisation’s Chief Financial Officer. He previously held the Chief Financial Officer role with Rural Bank, now a part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank group, for approximately seven years.
Director since 2021
BCom, BA, GAICD
Georgina has over 25 years’ experience in Banking and Superannuation, including roles as Group Executive at Australian Super and Head of Brand and Marketing at the Bank of Melbourne. She has also held a number of executive positions at NAB over many years in both Australia and the United Kingdom, which included roles in the commercial banking, wealth, strategy and marketing departments.
Georgina is currently a Director at ASX listed Lifestyle Communities Ltd, Sunsuper and United Nations Women Australia.
Director since 2019
BA, BBus, GradDip AppFin & Inv, AMP (Harvard), GAICD, FFin
Wendy is an experienced Director with an extensive executive career in financial services, including roles as Chief Information Officer and Chief Operations Officer for AXA, General Manager of Institutional Technology for ANZ and Group Executive, Operations, for AMP.
She is Chair of Online Education Services and a Director of Tower, Ausgrid, Epworth Health Care, and Very Special Kids, Wendy was previously a Director of AMP Bank and a member of Council of Swinburne University.
Director since November 2017
BA (Accounting), MBA (AGSM), FAICD
Amanda’s professional roles include running a venture capital fund, founding a tech start-up, working in investment banking, and as a federal Treasury economist.
She sits on boards in the finance, housing, technology, not-for-profit and government sectors, including affordable housing organisation Ingenia Communities and the commercialisation arm of UniSA, UniSA Ventures. She also worked with a number of not-for-profits in the disability and social services sector as a board member and board adviser.
Director since 2014
BA, LLB, FAICD
A commercial lawyer and partner at Finlaysons, Virginia also has 15 years of leadership and governance experience with a proven track record as a company director, including Chair of TransAdelaide and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Council.
Virginia is Director of the corporate governance and board leadership consultancy @ the Board Table, is a Council Member of the National Competition Council, holds directorships with Safecom and Public Transport Victoria, and is the independent Chair of the Audit Committee of the Public Trustee South Australia.
Director since 2016
John was appointed as a director on 27 October 2016. He has extensive retail banking and risk experience in the mutual sector, and a background as a chartered accountant. John was an independent non-executive director of Rural Bank from 2004 to 2016 and a director of Lifeplan Friendly Society from 2005 to 2013. For 14 years prior to these directorships, John was Chief Financial Officer of the Co-operative Building Society of South Australia and then Adelaide Bank Limited.