I am seeking re-election as a Director of MOVE Bank. I have been a Director of MOVE Bank for the past 9 years and am currently Chair of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Succession Committee. I have also served as Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee.
I am currently employed as Manager Finance Business Partner within Queensland Rail where I lead a team of finance professionals in the financial management of all corporate functions. I have held a number of technical and senior management roles within Brisbane and regional Queensland during my 32 year career with QR. During this period I have also managed an accounting services business for a period of 5 years, had voluntary roles in charitable organizations and chaired two Bodies Corporate.
My qualifications include Master of Commerce Accounting (With Distinction), Certified Practising Accountant, Bachelor of Commerce, Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering and Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. I am a fellow of CPA Australia and hold membership of a number of professional organisations.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, travelling, boating and running and cycling to stay healthy. As a long term member of MOVE Bank and having my family as members I am keen to build on the legacy formed by past Directors and members by ensuring MOVE Bank continues to grow and present exceptional value and service to its members. I believe that MOVE Bank is highly regarded by industry and find contributing towards the ongoing success to be both challenging and rewarding.
If provided the opportunity I will continue to contribute a range of corporate governance, financial, risk management and commercial experience gained from extensive work experience and tertiary study. Above all, if appointed I will bring to the position high levels of integrity, an inquisitive mind, high energy levels and interpersonal and communication skills required of Board members.
Having been a director for the past 6 years I understand the difference in the roles and responsibilities of management and the Board, and the level of challenge that needs to be applied to management in the execution of our strategy. I bring to the Board experience in risk management and financial services, and qualifications in accounting and finance. Since my last election in 2015 I have continued my professional development with the completion of a postgraduate qualification of Graduate Certificate Technology (Information Systems).
Having previously worked within the mutual financial services sector at a senior management level I have practical experience in the day-to-day operations of financial services. This provides me with a depth of understanding of how MOVE functions and an appreciation of the obligations and regulations that we must operate within.
Like many of our members, I am an active member of MOVE with both deposits and loan facilities. This keeps me mindful of our member needs and experience when I make decisions, and reinforces the mutual perspective of the need to balance profit with providing value to our members.
Although I am no longer employed with Queensland Rail, I am employed in an operational service delivery organisation that is government owned. I feel that these similarities keep me connected with the core bond of our membership of rail and logistics.
I was appointed as a Casual Director of MOVE Bank in January 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities and challenges this position has provided since then. As a Director of MOVE Bank, I have been an active member of the Board Committees and am currently Chair of the Remuneration and Succession Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Having qualifications and experience which complement the skills of the other Board Directors, I bring experience in business, marketing, digital technology and innovation to help ensure that the products and services of MOVE Bank remain relevant to our members. The opportunity to work with a business that is focused on providing exceptional service and the best outcomes for its members has been extremely rewarding for me, and since my appointment I have embraced every opportunity to learn more about MOVE Bank and the financial industry. I believe it is a privilege to be part of the MOVE Bank Board and am grateful for the previous, and hopefully ongoing, support of the membership in my Board position.
Most importantly, I view the opportunity to continue my Directorship as a way of actively providing direction and support to MOVE Bank’s core values of integrity, commitment and exceptional service