The Australian Credit Union Archives Trust was established in 1996. Current Trustees are listed below.

Greg Stevens - Trust Chair

Greg has had over 22 years’ experience within the Australian Credit Union Movement, including nearly 11 years at CUSCAL; last position as Executive Manager Central Banking, responsible for managing credit union liquidity and industry approved deposit and superannuation funds, totalling $2.5 billion in 1994.

Greg’s first credit union CEO role was in 1998 at Bankstown City Credit Union, at the time ranked 40th largest out of 222 credit unions. In 2008 Greg was CEO of Maleny Credit Union until his retirement in 2012. During his credit union employment, Greg served on the following industry Boards; Shared Enterprises, Transaction Solutions & CU Development Technology. His qualifications include an Accounting Certificate, Diploma Mortgage Lending (Dux), Diploma Financial Planning, Master of Business (Finance).

Irene Bonella

Irene was a long standing director of Horizon Credit Union (now Horizon Bank). Her credit union career includes appointments to the Membership Council, the Credit Union Directors Institute Board, and of course the Australian Credit Union Archives Trust.

Joanne O'Donnell

Joanne has a total of over 40 years’ plus experience in the financial industry, working in both retail and merchant banking in the UK before migrating to Australia where she has worked in the Mutual Sector for 30 years plus.

During this time Joanne has been the General Manager for both Comtax Credit Union and Waverley Bus Credit Union, Assistant General Manager for Allied Members Credit Union (AMCU), Company Secretary for Sydney Credit Union (SCU) and is currently the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for Laboratories Credit Union (LCU).

Beginning in the credit union industry with Universities Credit Union, Joanne has broad experience in all aspects of the industry, including Finance, Loans, Marketing, Human Resources, Strategic Planning and Corporate Governance. Joanne is also a Justice of the Peace and has been a councillor of the Mutual Banking Employers Association since 2015.

Rod Attrill

Rod is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working within large customer and member-based institutions including some of Australia’s most trusted and recognised bands such as Woolworths and Compare the Market.

Currently the CEO and Board Secretary of Woolworths Team Bank and a passionate advocate for providing the best possible outcomes for customers in a digital and traditional service offering as well as adapting to the changing environment we all live and work in.

Highly educated including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) - focused in Financial Management Services, Marketing, Operational Management and Strategic Human Resources. He is an engaging leader and host delivering unique viewpoints and thought-provoking presentations across Asia, the United States and Australia in the past.

Adeline Siew

Adeline currently holds the role of Head of Operations of the Customer Owned Banking Association (“COBA”). She is a finance, accounting and business professional with over 13 years’ experience in the financial services sector, having held various roles in Westpac prior to joining COBA. Adeline is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and a Certified Practicing Accountant (“CPA”).

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