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Holiday Coast Credit Union Ltd has a Board comprising eight Directors. Six are member elected, each elected for a three-year term and two are appointed by the Board, one of the appointed directors being the CEO.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the sound and prudent management of the Credit Union and to assist in this responsibility the Board have adopted a Corporate Governance Statement.The member elected Board of Directors are elected by the adult membership, thus exemplifying the democratic ideal.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of the Credit Union and they delegate the day to day control to the Chief Executive Officer. Members have the opportunity to participate in the voting process to elect the Board of Directors and subject to meeting the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001, and being assessed by the Director Nominations Committee as being "fit & proper" in accordance with the Board's Fit & Proper Policy, members over 18 years of age have the opportunity to stand for the office of Director.

A maximum of two member elected Directors positions are declared vacant each year and are subject to the Directors Election process.

The Annual General Meeting provides members with an opportunity to exercise their democratic control of the Credit Union

The Current Board Of Directors Comprises

Jeffrey Brian Pattinson ADHA (CSU), CHA, FAICD, FAMI (Chairman)

Independent Non-Executive Director appointed 25 October 2000.

Mr Pattinson has been Chair of the Board since 31 January 2005. He holds positions of Chair of the Remuneration & Succession Planning Committee, Chair of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Risk Committee. Previously, Jeff was also Chair of the Governance Committee.
Jeff has over 41 years experience in health service administration both locally and overseas. In September 2013 Jeff retired from the position of Commissioning Project Officer, Port Macquarie Base Hospital (PMBH) Redevelopment and prior to this was the General Manager of PMBH and the Hastings Macleay Network of Health Services. He brings extensive public and private enterprise experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of governance, leadership, risk management and accounting.
Jeff is a Director of Port City Bowling Club and holds or has an interest in 5 Ordinary Shares in the Credit Union.

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Allan Greenlees Gordon B'Bus, Grad Dip Ed, MAMI (Deputy Chairman)

Independent Non-Executive Director appointed 26 June 2006.

Mr Gordon has been Deputy Chair of the Board since October 2009. He holds the positions of Chair of the Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee. Allan is also the alternate Chair for the Director Nominations Committee. Allan was a prior Chair of the Budget and Performance Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. .. 
Allan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hastings Co-operative on 1 May 2013.  
Allan has a background in small business lending and commercial management and has operated a business consultancy company specialising in the area of business management and mortgage fund compliance. He brings knowledge and expertise in the areas of financial and business management and compliance.
Allan has 1 other Directorship with AKG Business and Management Services Pty Ltd and holds 1 Ordinary Share in the Credit Union.

Ross William Gilshenan B.Comm, ASA, FAICD, MAMI

Independent Non-Executive Director appointed 31 October 2011.

Mr Gilshenan is a member of the Risk Committee and the Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee. Previously, Ross was Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. Ross has also previously been a member of the Budget & Performance Committee, Audit Committee and the Asset & Liability Committee. 
Ross has extensive experience in senior management and Director roles and brings with him a broad range of skills including, finance, budgeting, risk and governance. Ross is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  
Ross holds or has an interest in 2 Ordinary Shares in the Credit Union.

 

David Lance Johnson, BA, CPA, GAICD, MAMI

Independent Non-Executive Director appointed 26 October 2016.

David has 45 years’ experience working in the banking, business and Credit Union sectors including previously holding senior management positions and company secretary for Holiday Coast Credit Union. Now retired he brings extensive Board experience in the areas of financial performance, audit risk and governance to the Credit Union. He has been serving on boards in varied industries since 1995.  David is the current Board Chair of Hastings Cooperative Ltd and also a Director of Bundaleer Care Services Limited. David is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company directors.
David holds or has an interest in 4 Ordinary Shares in the Credit Union and 230,200 Member Investment Securities in the Credit Union.

 

Kristal Elizabeth Kinsela B Ed, MAICD, MAMI

Independent Non-Executive Director appointed 24 August 2012.

Ms Kinsela is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration & Succession Planning Committee. Kristal was previously a member of the  Risk Committee and the Budget & Performance Committee.
Kristal is an Organisational and Workforce Development specialist with 12 years’ professional experience at State and Federal levels of government and the not for profit sector.
Kristal is Partner and Director of Indigenous Professional Services, a certified Indigenous business that provides Management Consulting services to Government and Corporate clients.  Kristal is also Managing Director of Kristal Kinsela Consulting Pty Ltd and is a committee member of Multicultural NSW’s Regional Advisory Committee. 
Kristal has a broad range of expertise in organisational development, project management, facilitation, coaching, supplier diversity and internal communication. 
Kristal holds 1 Ordinary Share in the Credit Union.

Paul Donald Longworth MAMI

Independent Non-Executive Director appointed 29 October 2007.

Mr Longworth is a member of the Audit Committee and was previously a Chair of the Budget and Performance Committee. 
Paul has over 41 years’ experience in the banking industry including being General Manager of Maitland Community Credit Union and previously holding management roles with Holiday Coast Credit Union gaining extensive experience in retail banking and customer service. He is currently office manager of a truck body manufacturing firm. 
Paul is Treasurer of Maitland Cancer Appeal Committee Inc and holds or has an interest in 7 Ordinary Shares in the Credit Union and 15,000 Member Investment Securities in the Credit Union.

Susan Elizabeth McGinn OAM - MBA, Dip AG (RBM), Grad Cert Management (Prof Prac), GAICD, MAMI

Independent Non-Executive Director appointed 23 October 2003.

Ms McGinn is Chair of the Audit Committee and previously has been Chair of the Governance Committee and a  member of the Risk Committee, a member of the Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee and member of the Budget & Performance Committee. Sue has a background in business management and holds leadership roles in the dairy industry. Sue graduated with a Master of Business Administration specialising in Management of Organisational Change through Charles Sturt University and included subjects studied at the University of Applied Science in Bern, Switzerland and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Sue holds a directorship, Chairs the Audit committee and is the Deputy Chair of Dairy NSW and is an elected Councillor on Kempsey Shire Council. Sue was also a founding member of White Knights Charity which raised funds for the Kempsey Women’s Refuge.
Sue was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2005 for services to the dairy industry and as a role model for rural women.
Sue holds 1 Ordinary Share in the Credit Union.

Neville Lyle Parsons B Ec, LLB, FAIM, MAICD, FIPA, FAMI

Executive Director appointed 27 August 2007.

Mr Parsons has been Chief Executive Officer of Holiday Coast Credit Union since February 1988 following a period as Acting General Manager from July 1987.. Neville is Chairman of Asset & Liability Committee (ALCO Committee), Chairman of the Credit Committee, Secretary for Director Nominations Committee and a non-voting attendee as CEO at the Audit Committee, Risk Committee and Remuneration & Succession Planning Committee. Neville is a prior member of the Budget & Performance Committee and the Governance Committee.
Neville has extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate governance, management and financial accounting, risk management and compliance.
Neville has a close connection with the broader Credit Union movement through his prior directorships on the World Council of Credit Unions and subsidiaries, Cuscal Ltd and subsidiaries, and as a member, Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Cuscal Ltd Membership Council. Neville maintains strong ties within his local community as a member of the Rotary Club of Wauchope since 1981 and has served Rotary International as District Governor District 9650 (2009-2010), the Rotary District 9650 on various District Committees 
Since 1 July 2011 Neville has been a member of the Mid North Coast Local Health District Board. Neville is a Board member of Life Education NSW and Hastings Gateway Limited and is a member of the Charles Sturt University Regional Advisory Committee. Neville holds or has an interest in 4 Ordinary Shares in the Credit Union and 10,000 Member Investment Securities in the Credit Union.

 

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