- Just as fulfilling the needs of our members is the top priority for our Executive Team and all staff, our Board of Directors strive to provide an excellent service to our members and the community.
The People's Choice Annual Report showcases our achievements, including financial performance, our support of the community and our commitment to meeting the needs of our members.
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.
Chief People & Culture Officer
BBus (HR & Industrial Relations), Grad Cert (Exec Leadership)
Sam joined People’s Choice in August 2020 as Chief People & Culture Officer and is responsible for leading the Organisational Development and Human Resource service delivery and advice functions of the organisation.
Sam has more than 20 years experience in leading HR, organisational change and development functions across a number of customer focused industries including banking, aged care, energy and pharmaceuticals. Sam most recently held the role of Executive Manager People & Culture at the aged care provider Resthaven, where she was accountable for the end to end HR function. She has also held State and National senior leadership roles with Westpac, BankSA, AGL and the SA Department for Education and Child Development.
Chief Member Officer
BA (Political Science), MBA (Exec)
Maria-Ann joined People's Choice in August 2020 and has more than 15 years' experience in executive roles delivering growth, transformation and change initiatives in multi-brand companies, with international experience in the banking and aviation sectors.
Maria-Ann was National GM of Virtual Banking Strategy & Customer Care at Westpac Group and was previously State General Manager of Westpac Premium and Retail Banking in Vic/Tas and General Manager at Bank SA.
Chief Transformation Officer
BComm, GradDip AppFin & Inv, GMB (Harvard)
Peter Corolis was appointed Chief Transformation Officer in 2020 after four years as the organisation’s Chief Risk Officer. With almost 20 years’ experience in banking and finance, he previously held executive positions in operations and risk management at Rural Bank, and had senior leadership roles with APRA. He has considerable experience in strategic planning, organisational design, risk management, and banking operations.
Peter is also a Director of Data Action, a provider of digital and core banking solutions for the mutual banking sector.
Chief Financial Officer
MAcctg, BComm, CPA
Vince was appointed Chief Financial Officer at People’s Choice Credit Union in February 2017 and has more than 20 years’ experience in executive finance and treasury roles in the banking and utilities sectors.
He was previously Chief Financial Officer at ElectraNet, the operator of South Australia’s electricity transmission network, and prior to that was the Head of Corporate Services and General Manager Finance & Treasury with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. Vince is a director of Mutual Marketplace, a specialist procurement business delivering savings for the Australian mutual industry.
Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary
LLB (Hons), BComm
Taryn joined People’s Choice in 2012 and is responsible for the management of the organisation’s Legal and Company Secretarial functions.
Taryn has more than 20 years’ experience in legal in-house and private practice roles. Prior to joining People’s Choice, Taryn practised in corporate and banking and financial services law. Taryn was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2017.
Chief Risk Officer
BSc, BA, MBA
Michael joined People’s Choice in December 2017 and has more than 15 years’ experience covering financial services, strategic planning, digital transformation, risk management and information technology.
He was previously Head of Enterprise Risk with responsibility for overseeing People’s Choice’s non-financial risk and was the Head of Strategy & Architecture at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
Chief Digital & Technology Officer
MBus IT, BSc
Geoff joined People’s Choice Credit Union in September 2017, bringing many years of experience in financial services, energy and not-for-profit sectors. He is a leader in Information Technology with significant experience in digital transformation, and in particular the operating model, strategy and architecture of technology services in both large scale enterprises and start-ups.
Geoff’s most recent role was Chief Information Officer at Uniting Care Queensland where he focused on designing, developing and executing a strategy to transform multiple organisations into a single digital services group. Prior to this role he has undertaken CIO roles with Origin Energy, NAB and MLC.
Geoff currently chairs IT advisory boards for Starlight Children’s Foundation and CIO Advisory.