People’s Choice Credit Union has announced new appointments to strengthen its Executive Team to ensure it can continue to deliver a first-class experience to its 375,000 members across Australia.
Following an extensive national search, Maria-Ann Camilleri has been appointed as the organisation’s new Chief Member Officer and Samantha Bradley has accepted the role of Chief People & Culture Officer. Both will take up their new appointments in mid-August.
Ms Camilleri has led growth, transformation and change initiatives in multi-brand companies, with international experience in the banking and aviation sectors. She is currently National Head of Virtual Banking Strategy & Customer Care at Westpac and was previously State General Manager of Westpac Retail in Victoria & Tasmania and General Manager of Retail Banking at BankSA.
Ms Bradley has significant experience running HR functions across a number of industries including banking, aged care, government, energy and pharmaceuticals. She is currently Executive Manager People & Culture at the aged care provider Resthaven, and has held leadership roles with Westpac, BankSA, AGL and the SA Department for Education and Child Development.
"I am extremely pleased to welcome Samantha and Maria-Ann to our Executive Team,” People’s Choice CEO Steve Laidlaw said.
"Their extensive experience and leadership through change will significantly benefit our organisation.”
The Executive Team has been further strengthened with three internal appointments:
- Peter Corolis has been appointed to the new role of Chief Transformation Officer;
- Michael Töns has been appointed Chief Risk Officer; and
- Taryn Shearn joins the Executive Team as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary.
“At People’s Choice, our collective focus on understanding and supporting our members remains our absolute priority during a time of rapid change and in a very competitive market,” Mr Laidlaw said.
“The new Executive appointments will ensure we continue this momentum while investing to meet the future expectations of members, as we consolidate our position as one of Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institutions,” he said.
The Executive appointments were also driven by the long-announced retirement of current Chief Member Officer, David Lewis.
“David has been at the heart of People’s Choice and its predecessor Savings & Loans for close to 30 years and has made a significant contribution to our success and our wonderful culture as a member-focused organisation,” Mr Laidlaw said.
“David has generously agreed to stay on for a little longer to assist with the handover, so I thank him for that as well as his outstanding contribution over such a long time.”