Our Board

Get to know our experienced Board of Directors.

Graham Olrich

Chairman since 2014 - Board Member since 2011

Graham brings a history of strategy, leadership, risk management and business development to the Board. He has over 38 years’ experience in the banking sector, 14 of these served as CEO/ Managing Director of Credit Union Australia (CUA).

Graham runs his own consulting business and has occupied various Board positions over the past 17 years. Key responsibilities on the Board include Ex Officio member of the Corporate Governance Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

Dr Alison Sheridan

Board Member since 2003

Alison has been involved in delivering management education for more than 25 years. Over this time, her teaching, research and consulting activities have developed with a particular focus on regional context.

Alison has held a number of board positions in regional organisations over the past eleven years. Key responsibilities on the Board include Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Risk Committee.

Brian Goodall

Board Member since 1997

Brian operates a Solicitor practice in Dubbo and Warren specialising in commercial and property matters. Key responsibilities on the Board include member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Risk Committee.

Kate James

Board Member since 2008

Kate has experience in small business and corporate governance. She has participated in a number of agriculture and government related consultative committees.

As a small business person and agricultural consultant she is well aware of the challenges that face small businesses, particularly in regional and rural areas. Key responsibilities on the Board include member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

Michael Fenech

Board Member since 2014

Michael brings a broad knowledge of risk management, leadership, and strategy to the Board in broad areas of financial services. Michael has over 34 years' of experience in the banking sector across Australia, operating in roles at Executive and Chief Executive level. Michael is actively involved as a consultant to many financial institutions and holds various Board positions.

Key responsibilities on the Board include Chair of the Risk Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Geoffrey Thompson

Board Member since 2008

Geoff is a partner in a successful Accounting firm and has significant experience in providing specialised business advice to some of the Hunter Valley’s most significant businesses. Key responsibilities on the Board include Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.