The function of the Audit committee, is to assist the Board by providing an objective non-executive review of the effectiveness of the company’s financial reporting.

Claudia Bels Independent Director (Committee Chair)

Ms Bels is a professional non-executive Director with extensive legal, governance, risk management and financial expertise. Ms Bels has over 25 years’ experience across the government, member services and international banking and finance sectors having previously held the role of General Counsel & Board Secretary for the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation and General Counsel (and Chief Risk Officer) for the Law Society of NSW. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Australia & New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (Techcollect), CBHS Corporate Health Pty Ltd and Local Government Super. She also chairs a number of Committees for these companies. Ms Bels is the Chair of the company’s Risk and Contracts & Pricing Committees and is a member of the company’s Audit and Governance & People & Culture Committees.

Mark Colless Newcastle Permanent Building Society

Mr Colless is currently the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Newcastle Permanent Building Society Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in financial services industry, chartered accounting and commercial enterprises. Mr Colless holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Mr Colless is a member of the company’s Audit and Risk Committees

Garry Dinnie Independent Director

Mr Dinnie is a Director of CareFlight Limited, Integrated Research Limited and a director of a number of private companies. He is also Chair or member of several other Audit & Risk Committees of the NSW public sector and private sector entities. He was previously a partner with Ernst & Young for 25 years specialising in audit, risk, advisory and IT services. Mr Dinnie is the Chair of the company’s Audit Committee and is a member of the company’s Risk, Contracts & Pricing, and Governance & People & Culture Committees.