Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Meet our Board of Directors. They have the responsibility for the overall management and strategic direction of Teachers Mutual Bank Limited.
Our Board of Directors are responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of Teachers Mutual Bank Limited. All board members are independent, non-executive directors; and the majority are elected by members (our shareholders) on rotation every three years. We have three Board-appointed Directors.
Directors must satisfy the Fit and Proper criteria set down by APRA, and they must abide by our Code of Conduct, which outlines their legal and ethical obligations. Directors are committed to ongoing training to maintain knowledge of emerging issues and to satisfy all governance requirements. The Board conducts an annual review of its performance, along with reviews for individual directors, committees and the executive team.
AM, Ba/Dip Ed, BLegS, GDLP, LLM, GAICD
Maree O’Halloran was appointed to the position of Chairperson in August 2019. She is currently a Senior Associate at NEW Law Pty Ltd. Prior to her appointment with NEW Law in April 2015, Ms O’Halloran was the Director of the Welfare Rights Centre for seven years where she also practised as a solicitor. Ms O’Halloran has also worked as a teacher in public schools and TAFE. She has been an active voice for the teaching community and is a former President of the NSW Teachers Federation. She has served as a member of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board, and as a Director of Teachers Federation Health and the SAS Trustee Corporation. She is currently a member of the NSW Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.
Ms O’Halloran was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2011 Australia Day Honours List, in recognition of her service to industrial relations and education sector.
Ms O’Halloran is a member of the Audit Committee, the Board Remuneration Committee, the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee and the Risk & Compliance Committee.
Dip. Teach, B.Ed (Primary Education), GAICD
Linda Green commenced teaching in 1979 and is currently Principal of Robert Townson Public School. She served as a member of the Supervisory Committee for two years and was elected to the Board in 1997, and as Deputy Chairperson in 2009. Mrs Green is Chairperson of the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee, a member of the Development and Education Committee, and Board Remuneration Committee.
BCom, LLB (Hons), MCom (Hons), LLM, PhD, Grad Dip Fin SIA, CA, FCPA, FFin
Tyrone Carlin is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Southern Cross University. Prior to joining Southern Cross University he was Professor of Financial Regulation and Reporting at the University of Sydney. His senior leadership experience includes service as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Operations) at the University of Sydney, Co-Dean of the University of Sydney Business School and Dean of Law at Macquarie University. He is a director of Universities Admission Centre (NSW & ACT) and the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Professor Carlin is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee, the Large Exposures Committee and the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee.
B.Ec, CA (FPS), FAICD
Michelene Collopy has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and has held senior roles in compliance, funds management, treasury and financial reporting.
Ms Collopy is currently Pro Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney and former Chair of Perpetual Superannuation Limited. Ms Collopy is a qualified chartered accountant and financial planning specialist, a registered company auditor, licensed operator on the Australian Stock Exchange, and Justice of the Peace. She is Chairperson of the Audit Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Board Remuneration Committee and the Board Reporting Committee.
Emeritus Professor William Ford
BA LLB (Hons); DipEd W Aust; DipLib (NSW)
Professor Ford was a director of Unicredit since 1990 and Chair from 2004 up until Unicredit’s merger with Teachers Mutual Bank in 2015.
Professor Ford’s experience includes Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of WA; Emeritus Professor of Law (UWA); Dean of the Law School, University of WA (2001-2011); Former Chair, Council of Australian Law Deans (2007-2011); Former Committee Member (UWA Branch) NTEU & Secretary UWA Academic Staff Association; and Former National Vice-President (Academic) NTEU. He is a member of the Board Remuneration Committee; and Development and Education Committee.
BA, Dip. Ed
John Kouimanos commenced teaching in 1967 and retired as Head Teacher Social Sciences at Greystanes High School in February 2004. He was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 1973 and served until appointed as director in 1974. He was appointed as first Chair of the Audit Committee.
Mr Kouimanos was appointed Chair of Teachers Credit Union in 2008 and the inaugural Chair of Teachers Mutual Bank in 2012, a position he held until August 2019. Mr Kouimanos is Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee and a member of the Large Exposures Committee.
BA, Dip. Ed, GAICD
Jennifer Leete commenced teaching in 1977. Her last teaching position was as Head Teacher Social Sciences at Narrabeen High School. She is a Life Member of both the NSW Teachers Federation and the Australian Education Union. Ms Leete was elected as a Director in October 2005. She is Chairperson of the Development and Education Committee, a member of the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee and the Nominations Committee.
BSc, A Fin
Andrew McCready is a Leading Station Officer in Fire + Rescue NSW and currently supervises their 000 Call Centre in Sydney. He has tertiary qualifications in Computing, Accounting, Financial Planning and Financial Services.
Mr McCready was a Director of Fire Brigades Employees Credit Union for eight years and Chair for three years. Post-merger with Teachers Mutual Bank in 2016, Mr McCready continued on the Firefighters Mutual Bank Advisory Committee.
BEc, BEd, Grad Dip Acct, FFTA, GAICD
Michael O’Neill is an experienced senior executive and director with over 25 years’ experience in financial services. Michael has a strong background in finance, risk and governance, having held roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for NAB’s Personal Banking Division in Australia and Treasurer for the NAB Group. Michael also has a background in risk management consulting and audit with KPMG. Michael holds a number of non-executive positions including Chairman of Gymnastics Victoria. He is the Chair of the Large Exposures Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk and Compliance Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Nominating for a position on the Board
If you’re considering a leadership role as an elected Director on the Teachers Mutual Bank Limited Board, there are a number of important steps to consider.