Bank of us appoints new intern director

Tasmanian owned bank, Bank of us has appointed Emily Caswell as its new intern director as part of its annual board traineeship program.

Now in its second year, the board appoints a 12-month trainee director to observe board meetings and be mentored by a board member.

Ms Caswell is currently the State Manager of the Tasmanian State Office, Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Her background includes strategic policy development and program delivery in the Australian Public Service, private sector consulting, and she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Caswell said she is particularly interested in governance and strategy and how boards operate ethically and effectively in an increasingly complex environment.

“I’m also interested in how businesses manage non-financial risks, and embrace environmental, social and governance matters”.

Bank of us board Chair, Helen Galloway welcomed Emily to the board.

“We’re delighted to continue our intern director program and we’re committed to providing opportunities to Tasmanian professionals to develop their governance skills and build the pipeline of directors in Tasmania.”

“We welcome Emily to our intern director program and hope she finds the experience valuable” 

Ms Caswell said “The intern director role is a great opportunity to get involved in a Tasmanian business, and to learn from a board that is committed to the Tasmanian community and to sharing their expertise”.

Tasmania's only customer owned bank, Bank of us has seven Retail Stores state-wide, 33,000 customers and $1.45 billion in assets.

Contact: Fiona Weller, Communications Specialist, 0421 063 784