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Paul Ranson

Chief Executive Officer

Paul joined B&E Ltd as Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and has been responsible for laying the foundations for the solid growth and development of the company. Prior to joining B&E Ltd, Paul had 25 years’ experience in local government including 18 years’ combined experience as General Manager at Meander Valley and West Tamar Councils.

Paul has been a Director of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry since 2016 and is a past President of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce and Local Government Managers Australia (Tasmania Division). He is a life member of Local Government Managers Australia and a Fellow and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul Ranson

Gerald White

Chief Financial Officer

Gerald joined B&E Ltd as CFO in 2013 and leads the teams responsible for finance, treasury, credit operations and the company secretarial function. Prior to joining B&E Ltd, Gerald previously held senior executive roles at large corporate organisations including Boral, Origin Energy, Spotless and Power &Water Corporation leading teams responsible for finance, strategy, transformation and shared services. He has also worked as a management consultant across the energy, technology and government sectors with KPMG and PWC. 

Gerald holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Tasmania, an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gerald White

Jill Jetson-Shumbusho

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Jill joined B&E Ltd in early 2017, after the decision had been made to transition to a Customer Owned Bank. Jill’s most recent banking roles as Head of Sales & Distribution – QT Mutual Bank 2014-16; Chief Operating Officer & Head of Member Services P&N (Mutual) Bank 2010-14; and Regional General Manager – Retail & Business Banking – Westpac 2009-10, have already seen her actively involved in the transition from a mutual to a bank. 

Having commenced her banking career working for Trust Bank and its various iterations in Tasmania over a 10 year period, Jill also understands the nuances of the Tasmanian market. Jill has also held a number of other banking and corporate sector management roles including with CBA in Sydney and News Ltd.    

Jill Jetson-Shumbusho

Susie Russell

Chief Operations Officer

Susie has over 35 years of banking experience and is one of the longest servicing members of the B&E Ltd team. During her long and varied career with B&E Ltd, Susie has held numerous management positions including Information Systems & Controls Manager; Systems Support Manager; Operations & Project Manager; Operations Manager and in 2013 was appointed to her current role as Chief Operations Manager.

Susie is responsible for ensuring the technology platform upon which Bank of us rely on is not only solid and dependable but also caters for ever increasing customer demands for ‘hi-tech’ banking - this includes being at the forefront of the National Payments Platform (NPP) evolution, enabling the organisation to be an early adopter once rolled out. 

Susie Russell

Nat Whish-Wilson

Chief Risk Officer

Nat started with B&E Ltd in 2015 and is responsible for the Compliance and Risk Management functions for the company. Nat attends all Board Risk and Audit Committee meetings, chairs the management Operational Risk Committee, and also acts as the AML/CTF Compliance Officer. She is the Responsible Manager for disputes lodged through the Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO). 

With more than 20 years’ experience in banking and financial services Nat held several Executive and Senior Management roles during her 16 years at MyState Limited and antecedents, where she was CRO from 2011 to 2015, Senior Manager Risk from 2010 to 2011 and Group Manager Operational Risk for MyState Financial from 2007 to 2010. 

Nat was also employed as a Police Officer at Tasmania Police from 1988 to 1998 and has extensive experience in the Forensic and Criminal Investigation fields.

Nat Whish-Wilson

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