Board of Directors
The Board of Directors have responsibility for the overall management and strategic direction of Teachers Mutual Bank Limited. All Board members are independent, non-executive directors and the majority are elected by members (our shareholders) on rotation every three years. We have three Board-appointed Directors.
The Directors must satisfy the Fit and Proper criteria set down by APRA, and they must abide by our Code of Conduct which outlines their legal and ethical obligations. The Directors are committed to ongoing training to maintain knowledge of emerging issues and to satisfy all governance requirements. The Board conducts an annual review of its performance, along with reviews for individual directors, committees and the executive.
BA, Dip. Ed
John Kouimanos commenced teaching in 1967 and retired as Head Teacher Social Sciences at Greystanes High School in February 2004. He was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 1973 and served until appointed as director in 1974. He was appointed as first Chair of the Audit Committee.
Mr Kouimanos was appointed Chair of Teachers Credit Union in 2008 and the inaugural Chair of Teachers Mutual Bank in 2012. Mr Kouimanos is Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee and a member of the Large Exposures Committee.
Dip. Teach, B.Ed (Primary Education), GAICD
Linda Green commenced teaching in 1979 and is currently Principal of Robert Townson Public School. She served as a member of the Supervisory Committee for two years and was elected to the Board in 1997, and as Deputy Chairperson in 2009. Mrs Green is Chairperson of the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee, a member of the Development and Education Committee, and Board Remuneration Committee.
BCom, LLB (Hons), MCom (Hons), LLM, PhD, Grad Dip Fin SIA, CA, FCPA, FFin
Tyrone Carlin is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Southern Cross University. Prior to joining Southern Cross University he was Professor of Financial Regulation and Reporting at the University of Sydney. His senior leadership experience includes service as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Operations) at the University of Sydney, Co-Dean of the University of Sydney Business School and Dean of Law at Macquarie University. He is a director of Universities Admission Centre (NSW & ACT) and the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Professor Carlin is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee, the Large Exposures Committee and the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee.
B.Ec, CA (FPS), FAICD
Michelene Collopy has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets and has held senior roles in compliance, funds management, treasury and financial reporting.
Michelene is currently Chairman of Perpetual Superannuation Limited and sits on the council of the University of Technology Sydney. Ms Collopy is a qualified chartered accountant and financial planning specialist, a registered company auditor, licensed operator on the Australian Stock Exchange, and Justice of the Peace. She is Chairperson of the Audit Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Board Remuneration Committee.
Emeritus Professor William Ford
BA LLB (Hons); DipEd W Aust; DipLib (NSW)
Professor Ford was a director of Unicredit since 1990 and Chair from 2004 up until Unicredit’s merger with Teachers Mutual Bank in 2015.
Professor Ford’s experience includes Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of WA; Emeritus Professor of Law (UWA); Dean of the Law School, University of WA (2001-2011); Former Chair, Council of Australian Law Deans (2007-2011); Former Committee Member (UWA Branch) NTEU & Secretary UWA Academic Staff Association; and Former National Vice-President (Academic) NTEU. He is a member of the Board Remuneration Committee; and Development and Education Committee.
BA, Dip. Ed, GAICD
Jennifer Leete commenced teaching in 1977. Her last teaching position was as Head Teacher Social Sciences at Narrabeen High School. She is a Life Member of both the NSW Teachers Federation and the Australian Education Union. Ms Leete was elected as a Director in October 2005. She is Chairperson of the Development and Education Committee, a member of the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee and the Nominations Committee.
AM, Ba/Dip Ed, BLegS, GDLP, LLM, GAICD
Maree O’Halloran is currently a Senior Associate at NEW Law Pty Ltd where her clients include teachers and nurses. Prior to her appointment with NEW Law in April 2015, Ms O’Halloran was the Director (that is, CEO) of the Welfare Rights Centre for seven years where she also practised as a solicitor. The Welfare Rights Centre provides free legal services to some of the most disadvantaged people in the community. Ms O’Halloran has also worked as a teacher in public schools and TAFE. She has been an active voice for the teaching community and is a former President of the NSW Teachers Federation. She has served as a member of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board and as a Director of Teachers Federation Health and the SAS Trustee Corporation. She is currently a member of the NSW Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. Ms O’Halloran is a member of the Audit Committee, the Marketing and Member Relations Strategy Committee and the Risk & Compliance Committee.
Ms O’Halloran was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2011 Australia Day Honours List, in recognition of her service to industrial relations and education sector.
BEc, BEd, Grad Dip Acct, FFTA, GAICD
Michael O’Neill is an experienced company director and executive with over 30 years’ experience in financial services. Michael has a strong background in finance, risk and governance, having held roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for NAB’s Personal Banking Division in Australia and Treasurer for the NAB Group. Michael also has a background in risk management consulting and audit with KPMG. Michael holds a number of non-executive positions including Chair of the Board Audit and Risk Committee at The Royal Women’s Hospital and he was Chairman of Gymnastics Victoria from 2014-2019. Michael is the Chair of the Large Exposures Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk and Compliance Committee and the Nominations Committee.