Bank of us acknowledges and pays respect to the palawa - Tasmanian Aboriginal people - as the traditional owners of all the lands and waters. And we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the knowledge, memories and culture of Aboriginal people in lutruwita/ Tasmania.
Helen is an experienced non-executive director with core skills in commercial strategy, finance, IT and analytics. Helen’s experiences in senior executive roles at large corporate organisations have provided her with industry experience in tourism, hospitality, gaming, retail and entertainment.
Helen is a fellow of CPA Australia, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has degrees in Information Systems and Commerce.
Helen is a Director of Hydro Tasmania and Chair of their Audit Committee. She also served as Director on two Tasmanian Government Boards, TT Line and Tasracing 2016 – 2022. Helen is a member of her local council’s Audit Panel.
Helen schooled and grew up in Tasmania and attended university in Hobart. Helen and her family live in Hobart.
Helen was appointed as a Director of Bank of us on 29 October 2019. She is a current member of the Board Remuneration Committee and Chair of the Board Corporate Governance Committee.
Director (BBus, L.Ec, FAPI CPV GAICD)
Mr Newton is currently CEO of Knight Frank Tasmania and IPST Pty Ltd. He has worked in the property industry for over 27 years and previously served as the National Director of Opteon Property Group and State President of the Australian Property Institute.
Mr Newton has been a Director since October 2014, serving as Chair for two years from 2020 to 2022. He is a current member of the Board Risk Committee and Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee.
Director (BCom BA)
Kath has Senior Executive experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Kath is currently working in the not-for-profit sector as the Chief Operating Officer at the Beacon Foundation.
Throughout her working career Kath has also held, and continues to hold, a range of Board positions. Currently Kath sits on the Tasmanian Development Board and is the Chair of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
Kath grew up and was educated in Tasmania and is a Graduate of the University of Tasmania where she completed her degree in Arts and Commerce with majors in Psychology and Marketing. She is a current member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Director (BSc MBA GAICD)
Until April 2017 Mr King was the Chief Executive Officer of Intech Bank and a Group Executive of Bank Australia, one of Australia’s leading mutuals. Over a thirty year career he has worked in senior leadership roles for a range of banking institutions including ME Bank, Citibank, Rothschild and Newcastle Permanent Building Society.
Mr King was appointed as a Director in November 2017. He is a current member of the Board Corporate Governance Committee and is Chair of the Board Risk Committee.
Director (BCom CPA AICD)
Mr Nugent is Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Manager of Fairbrother Pty Ltd. He is a Director of Fairbrother Pty Ltd, a Director of Degree C Pty Ltd and a Board Member of OzHelp Tasmania. He has more than 25 years experience in management, accounting and administration in both the private and public sectors.
Mr Nugent was appointed as a Bank of us Director in February 2012 and is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.
Director (BEc FCA)
Mr McCarthy specialises in Audit and Advisory Services, with over 30 years experience as a company auditor. He was a Partner of WLF Accounting and Advisory from 1989 until December 2022. He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Mr McCarthy was appointed as a Bank of us Director in October 2023.
Chief Executive Officer
Paul joined Bank of us as Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and has been responsible for laying the foundations for the growth and development of the company. Prior to joining Bank of us, Paul had 25 years’ experience in local government including 18 years’ combined experience as General Manager at Meander Valley and West Tamar Councils.
Paul is a Director (Chair) of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Matt joined Bank of us in 2017 and has held various roles in Treasury and Finance, most recently as Finance Manager.
Born and raised in Launceston, Matt has a Bachelor of Business from UTAS and is a Chartered Accountant. He has worked in accounting practice and industry in Tasmania.
Chief Customer & People Officer
Jill joined Bank of us 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.
Chief Information Officer
Nick joined Bank of us as CIO in January 2022 and leads the teams responsible for technology, operations, business continuity, and portfolio management, ensuring the bank's technology platforms remain stable, secure, and cater for the ever-increasing customer demand for ‘hi-tech’ banking.
Nick brings over 20 years of banking experience, having had a long and varied career at Westpac, holding numerous senior management roles including Head of Technology - Global Transaction Services & Digital, as well as other technology and program management focused positions.
Chief Risk Officer
Nat started with Bank of us 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 primary contact for disputes lodged through the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).
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.
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