Dave Taylor

Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

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

 

Dave Taylor has been the Chief Executive Officer of G&C Mutual Bank since April 2010. 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.

Rosanna Argall

Acting CEO and Company Secretary

 

MBA, Graduate Diploma (Applied Corporate Governance), FGIA FCG (CS, CGP), FAMI, MAICD

 

Rosanna has been working within the finance industry in a range of roles and organisations for over 20 years. She began her career in finance at St George Building Society, moving into the credit union industry where she has held a variety of positions with a number of customer owned financial institutions. In her time at these various organisations, Rosanna has moved between frontline operations, customer service, lending, administration, marketing and human resource roles gathering a broad range of skills and experience. Since joining G&C Mutual Bank, Rosanna has held positions within marketing, human resources, call centre operations, IT and business development and sales.

 

Rosanna is the Secretary of the Board Audit Committee, Board Risk Committee and Board Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee and is also the Company Secretary. She is the Chair of the Operational Risk Management Committee (ORMC) and a member of the Asset & Liability Committee (ALCo) and the Credit Risk Management Committee (CRMC).

 

Rosanna is also a Fellow of the Chartered Secretaries Australia and Australian Mutuals Institute. Rosanna is also a Councillor of the Mutual Banking Employers Association (MBEA) and Director of Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF).

Elsbeth Torelli

Chief Operating Officer

 

Associate Diploma of Business (Accounting), FIPA, SA Fin, FGIA, MAICD

 

Elsbeth Torelli joined G&C Mutual Bank in February 2021 as Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Project Management, Technology, Loans Administration, and Outsourcing initiatives and their frameworks, together with supporting G&C Mutual Bank’s membership and commitment to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) whose member banks share a commitment to using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Elsbeth has over 30 years’ experience in the customer owned banking sector having previously held a number of Executive positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Company Secretary with Bank First. Elsbeth is on the Board of the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) the industry body representing the Australian mutual banking sector, and is on the Board of Traditional Credit Union Ltd, the only Indigenous-owned credit union in Australia.

Andrew Prichard

Chief Financial Officer

 

BCOM (UNSW), Member Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

 

Andrew is an experienced financial services professional with over 25 years’ experience. Andrew has extensive experience in retail banking and wealth management in the areas of risk and compliance, operations, treasury, finance and support functions. Andrew started his career at Ernst & Young and has since worked for a number of large and smaller institutions including AMP, Colonial First State, Commonwealth Bank, Australian Skandia, Australian Military Bank and Intech Credit Union. Prior to joining G&C Mutual Bank he held the position of Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary for Intech Credit Union and was responsible for the Finance, Treasury, IT, Collections and Fraud functions.

Akhilesh Mehta

Chief Risk Officer

 

B.Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant (India), CIA, CISA, CFE, CCSA

 

Akhilesh is a risk professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. A Chartered Accountant from India, he has had international experience working for Ernst & Young in India and the Middle East. He has wide-ranging experience in internal audit, regulatory compliance, risk consulting and process improvements in the financial services, oil exploration and manufacturing industries.

 

Prior to assuming the role of Chief Risk Officer, Akhilesh held the position of Head of Internal Audit for three years at G&C Mutual Bank. He has previously worked for the Commonwealth Bank for more than 10 years in the Internal Audit function, reviewing processes and systems across Retail Banking, Treasury, Finance, IT Projects, Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance.

Leigh Abberton

Executive Manager - Service & Business Improvement

 

BCOM (UWS), Member Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

 

Leigh has been working within the finance industry in various roles for over 17 years. She joined the Credit Union industry in 2007 with Quay Credit Union (previously AMP Staff Credit Union) and held the position of Finance Manager with responsibility for the Finance, Treasury, Payments, Fraud, Collections, Human Resources and Company Secretary functions.

Prior to joining the Credit Union industry, Leigh’s professional background included 7 years as a Chartered Accountant for BDO Australia, specialising in auditing financial institutions.

Since the merger between Quay Credit Union and G&C Mutual Bank, Leigh has been the Head of Business Improvement, with responsibility for the overall continuous improvement of various areas of the business through process efficiencies, cost reductions and implementing robotic processing. She is also responsible for Member Service, Branch Network, Payments and Corporate Services functions.

Leigh is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). She is also President of the Mutual Banking Employers Association (MBEA).

Vanessa Tomic

Executive Manager - People, Culture & Sales

 

B.Bus (UTS), Strategic HR Leadership Certificate (Cornell), CAHRI


Vanessa has over 24 years’ experience as an HR professional. She began her career at SECOM Security, before gaining finance industry experience with Metropolitan Credit Union, CIT Group - South Pacific, Bank of Queensland and SGE Credit Union.

Vanessa’s wide-ranging experience spans performance and development, training and facilitation, industrial relations, and involvement in the full employee lifecycle, with greater business-wide exposure in the SME scale.

She has held the position of Senior Manager / Head of P&C at G&C Mutual Bank since December 2012, with responsibility for the Mobile Sales and Business Development team since February 2019. The sales element of her role brings a strong focus on enhancing G&C Mutual Bank’s existing relationships with the public and health sectors.

Additionally, Vanessa has responsibility for the development of G&C Mutual Bank’s organisational culture to ensure alignment with our core values and principles.