To consider and make decisions on the effectiveness of the company’s risk management framework.

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.

Kevin Potter Heritage Bank

Mr Kevin Potter is Chief Customer Officer of Heritage Bank Limited. Mr Potter has more than 30 years experience in the financial services industry and prior to Heritage held senior management roles with Suncorp and National Australia Bank encompassing risk, sales, distribution, product and projects. He has a keen interest in leadership and the role of culture, particularly the importance of psychological safety. Mr Potter holds a Bachelor of Arts from Latrobe University, Graduate Diploma in Business from Monash University and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program and is a member of the company’s Digital and Risk Committees.

Graeme Willis Independent Director
Chairman of the Board

Mr Willis has had a career spanning over 40 years within financial services, including board and executive management positions with major European and Australasian banks. He has completed a Management Development program at the Harvard Business School. Mr Willis is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Australian Institute of Bankers, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chartered Institute of Bankers (Scotland) and the Governance Institute of Australia. Mr Willis was appointed the Chairman of the Board on 30 October 2018. Mr Willis is ASL Chair, Chair of the Governance & People & Culture Committee, and member of the Contracts & Pricing and Risk Committee.