Board of Directors

VISION: We will contribute to the growth and prosperity of our Community.

MISSION: Building on the 150 year tradition of the Bendigo Bank we will provide accessible, friendly and competitive financial services to individuals, families, groups and business in our Community.

Board of Directors

The management and control of the business and affairs of the Company are the responsibility of the Board of Directors.

The Company was formally established in accord with the laws of Australia and has adopted a Constitution establishing rules, regulations and guidelines upon which the Company is required to operate, including obligations of the Directors. Significant amongst these obligations is a requirement that Directors ensure that there is a broad ownership of the Company by members of the Buninyong & District community.

The Company's Board is determined to ensure that the banking services the community wants are returned to Buninyong & District, to feed the community prosperity, not feed off it.

Stephen Falconer

Position: Director

Board member since 2009

Experience and other directorships

  • Retired global auto components business CEO.
  • Responsibility for sales, marketing and business development (both within Australia and Internationally).

Ian Corcoran

Position: Chair

Board member since 2012

Qualifications

  • Dip Bus (Acc)
  • GAICD

Experience and other directorships

  • Past director North Ballarat Sports Club
  • Chair AICD Ballarat Regional Committee
  • Director United Way Ballarat

Andrea Mason

Position: Director

Board member since 2018

Qualifications

  • BAppSc
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment

Experience and other directorships

  • Director of Finding North - Aspects of Sustainability
  • Board Member of Buninyong Landscape Alliance
  • Chair of Australian Landcare Int.

Samantha Elshaug

Position: Director

Board member since 2018

Qualifications

  • BMgt (Marketing)
  • Dip Project Management
  •  GAICD

Experience and other directorships

  • Marketing & Development Manager at UFS Dispensaries
  • Business Development Project Manager at UFS Dispensaries

Ronald Delaland

Position: Director

Board member since 2009

Experience and other directorships

  • Director Delaland Holdings
  • Owner/Local Trader - Buninyong Newsagency
  • Buninyong Golf Club - Vice President and Committee roles

Lydia Mzondo

Position: Director

Board member since April 2017

Qualifications

  • Msc.Infor.Systems
  • PMI Project Manager

Experience and other directorships

  • 8 years in IT and Project Management
  • Past Director of Ballarat African Association

 

 

Joanne Innes

Position: Director

Board member since 2018

Qualifications

  • Adv Dip Bus.Man
  • Adv Dip HR
  • AHRI

Experience and other directorships

  • HR Practitioner with over 22 years HR and Business Management experience.

Robert Tommasini

Position: Company Secretary

Qualifications

  • LLB
  • GAICD

Experience and other directorships

  • Director/Secretary of Western BACE Ltd
  • Director/Secretary of Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute

Garry Trotter

Position: Director

Board member since 2009

Qualifications

  • BAppSc
  • BSc Psych (Hons)
  • Grad Dip Occ' Psych

Experience and other directorships

  • Partner - SED Advisory: Leadership & Culture
  • Divisional Manager - UK Manufacturing Organisation
  • School Council President (Buninyong)
  • School Council Member

Richard McDowell

Position: Director

Board member since April 2016

Qualifications

  • Dip Bus (Acc)
  • FCA
  • CTA
  • MAICD

Experience and other directorships

  • Semi-retired Chartered Accountant over 40 years practice
  • Retired Director Victorian Water Industry over 20 years
  • Director/Treasurer Buninyong Golf Club
  • Ballarat West Rotary and Ballarat Swap Meet
  • Director 6 Small/Medium Businesses