Steve Helmich

Board Chair & Chair of Governance, Nominations & Remuneration Committees

Non-Executive 'Elected' Director


Dip FP (Diploma Financial Planning), FANZII (Fellow ANZ Insurance Institute), SF Fin (Senior Fellow FINSIA), MAICD (Member Australian Institute of Company Directors) and a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program (Kellogg Institute – Northwestern University).


During his career at AMP, Steve successfully led the financial planning business through periods of reform and change. He was responsible for the strong growth in AMP Financial Planning and Hillross as well as the establishment of the Horizons Financial Planning Academy. He is a past Chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (2002 – 2004), a past Trustee and the Chair of Future2 (the foundation of the Australian Financial Planning Association) and a past Director and Chair of the global Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB).


Steve is currently Chair of the Affinia Licensee (TAL Group) and joined the G&C Board following the merger with Quay Credit Union in 2016.


Period of Appointment: 4 years to AGM 2025

Dave Taylor

Non-Executive ‘Appointed’ Director


BA First Class Honours (Adelaide University), Diploma in Advanced Management (Cornell Business School - USA)


Dave Taylor was the Chief Executive Officer of G&C Mutual Bank between April 2010 - June 2021. Dave has over 30 years of finance industry experience across a wide range of management, consulting and Board roles, including 11 years as a Senior Executive with Credit Union Services Corporation (CUSCAL) and 9 years as Managing Director of Finance Industry Consulting Services.

Previously the holder of University and Government advisory positions between 1984–1989. Dave has held numerous Directorships in the finance industry, including on the Boards of mutual banks, credit unions, industry superannuation funds and ASX-listed companies, and is currently a Director of CUFSS Limited, SocietyOne Holdings Pty Ltd and Shared Service Partners Pty Ltd. Dave was also previously a Director of the Australian Payments Clearing Association and a Government-appointed member of the Australian Payment Systems Council.


Period of Appointment: 4 years to AGM 2026 

Karin Hawkins

Chair of Board Risk Committee

Non-Executive ‘Elected’ Director


Karin has extensive experience in the financial services industry having successfully held executive roles in risk management, strategy and sales. Karin’s past roles include Head of Prudential Supervision – FINCOM; Head of Risk Management – ANZ Wholesale Mortgages; and Executive Manager – Mortgages with ANZ. Karin has also held a number of senior public sector roles including as an adviser to the NSW Premier and Treasurer on financial services regulation.


Karin is also currently a Director of Uniting Financial Services; Managing Director of Allister Redlands Pty Ltd and Lead Consultant, APAC for the NeuroLeadership Institute. Karin holds a Bachelor of Business (UTS); a Master of Public Policy (Sydney); a Master of Arts (MGSM); and is a Graduate member of AICD.


Period of Appointment: 4 years to AGM 2023 

Gregory Hammond

Non-Executive 'Appointed' Director


Greg has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer specialising in banking, capital markets and the governance, supervision and regulation of Australia’s financial system. He advised mutual financial institutions on governance, treasury and capital issues for many years.


He was a partner of King & Wood Mallesons (and its predecessor firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques) for over 27 years, and since retiring from the firm in 2014 has taken up a number of roles in academia, the banking and finance sector, charities and not-for-profit organisations.


He served on the governing board of Mallesons Stephen Jaques and the firm’s audit committee, and has over 20 years’ experience on the boards of not-for-profit organisations. His current roles include being an Adjunct Fellow with the Applied Finance Centre at Macquarie University, Chair of Anglicare Sydney, a Director of the Australian College of Theology and Opportunity International and a member of the Glebe Administration Board (the trustee of the Diocesan Endowment for the Anglican Diocese of Sydney).


Period of Appointment: 1 year to December 2023

Peter Clarke

Chair of Board Audit Committee

Non-Executive ‘Elected’ Director


Peter is a highly qualified and experienced finance professional and has held a number of senior executive roles at AMP. He was responsible for the development of AMP’s funds management exposure to the Industry Super Funds, growing funds under management to over one billion dollars. He was the Managing Director of Cobalt Solutions, the AMP subsidiary responsible for the run-off of AMP’s reinsurance subsidiary that it acquired as a result of the purchase of GIO. At the time this was one of the largest run-off portfolios in the world. Peter joined the Board of AMP Credit Union (Quay Credit Union) in early 2008 and was the Chair from December 2014 up until the merger with G&C Mutual Bank.


Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics, is a Certified Practising Accountant, a Fellow of the Finance Institute of Australia, a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Australian Mutuals Institute.


Period of Appointment: 4 years to AGM 2023

Julianne Welbourn

Non-Executive 'Appointed' Director


Julianne has 32 years of experience in the mutual financial services sector holding various executive positions including Loans Manager, Operations Manager, Deputy CEO and culminating in serving as MOVE Bank’s CEO for 10 years, retiring in July 2017.

Julianne has previously held positions on the Instil and Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) Boards including serving as COBA’s Chair. Julianne has previously held a position with NSW Hockey being appointed to the Board in May 2019 and was elected Vice President in 2020.


Period of Appointment: 2 years to February 2024


Jamie McPhee

Non-Executive 'Appointed' Director


Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons), Masters in Business Administration (Adelaide University), FAICD (Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors), SF Fin (Senior Fellow FINSIA)

Jamie is an experienced C-suite executive and director with over 35 years of experience in Financial Services. He was Chief Executive Officer of ME Bank between Feb 2010 – July 2020. Prior to that he served as an Executive Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited and was the Managing Director of Adelaide Bank.

Jamie has previously held a number of Board roles including the Chair of SocietyOne, a leading digital finance platform and has also served on the board of the South Australian Cricket Association, Rural Bank and Melbourne Renegades.

He is an active investor and advisor in the FinTech industry.


Period of Appointment: 2 years to August 2024