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CUA Board of Directors


Alan Beanland
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Alan’s business experience spans four continents and exceeds four decades, including experience as a Director on diverse boards. Alan held senior executive positions with Colonial Mutual for 16 years. He has extensive experience in financial services, superannuation,
life insurance, property and technology.

He is a Director of Colonial Foundation and sits on
the Board of Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.

Alan was elected as Chairman of CUA’s Board in 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board Remuneration and Board Strategy & Innovation Committees, a member of the Board Risk Committee and a Director of Credicorp Insurance Pty Ltd.


Wayne Stevenson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Wayne’s executive background is primarily in banking and financial services, including senior positions across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Wayne has 15 years’ experience in CFO roles, including CFO Asia Pacific for ANZ, and experience in significant acquisitions, restructures and divestments.

Wayne is a Director of Onepath Life Insurance Ltd, Onepath General Insurance Ltd and ANZ Lenders Mortgage Insurance Ltd. He is Chairman of ASX-listed QMS Media Ltd and QMS New Zealand Ltd, and a Director of QMS Insite Media Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Omnigraphics Holdings Limited (NZ).

Wayne joined the CUA Board in February 2014. He is a member of the Board Audit, Board Risk and Board Remuneration Committees.


Nigel Ampherlaw
Independent Non-Executive Director

Nigel has extensive experience in risk management, technology, consulting and auditing for financial services institutions in Australia and Asia-Pacific. He is a chartered accountant and was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers for 22 years, where his leadership positions included heading up the financial services audit, business advisory services and consulting businesses, and senior client Lead Partner roles.

Nigel is a Director of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Grameen Foundation Australia, Quickstep Holdings Limited and Elanor Funds Management Limited.

Nigel joined the CUA Board in March 2011. He is Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk and Board Remuneration Committees.


Louise McCann
Independent Non-Executive Director

Louise has diverse experience across technology, media, health, education, accounting and professional services. Her career has included CEO and senior executive roles in the media, commercial market research, brand and communications sectors in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Louise served as a Non- Executive Director with ASX-listed iiNet Limited (2011-2015), where she also chaired the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

Louise is currently a Non-Executive Director for Macquarie Media Network, Grant Thornton Australia Limited, University of Notre Dame, Australian Physiotherapy Association and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Louise joined the CUA Board in November 2015 and is a member of the Board Risk Committee.


Michael Pratt AM
SF Fin, GradDip (Org Beh),
Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael’s extensive career in banking and wealth management in Australia, New Zealand and Asia has included senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and Bank of New Zealand. Michael is a former President of the Australian Institute of Banking & Finance.

Michael is Commissioner for Service in the NSW Government, Deputy Chair, Insurance & Care NSW, Deputy Chancellor at Western Sydney University, Chairman of Bennelong Funds Management Group and a Non-Executive Director of TAL Life Insurance.

Michael joined the CUA Board in January 2013. He chairs the Board Risk Committee and sits on the Board Audit and Board Strategy & Innovation Committees.


Paul Bedbrook
B.Sc, FSIA, F Fin
Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, specifically in banking, insurance and investment management. His experience includes senior executive roles with ING (the Dutch global banking, insurance and investment group) and CEO positions in ING DIRECT Canada, ING Australia and ING Asia Pacific.

Paul is also Chairman of Zürich Financial Services Australia, Elanor Investors Group and Disability Sports Australia. He is also a Director of the National Blood Authority.

Paul joined the CUA Board in July 2011 and is Chairman of Credicorp Insurance Pty Ltd, a Director of CUA Health Ltd and a member of the Board Strategy & Innovation Committee.


Deborah O'Toole
Independent Non-Executive Director

Deb is a qualified lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience in the mining, resources and rail freight industries, with 25 years in finance roles including Chief Financial Officer at Aurizon, Queensland Cotton and MIM Holdings. She chaired the Audit Committee for CSIRO and the Norfolk Group, and served on Boards including MIM Group, QR National/Aurizon Group and Queensland Country Health Society.

Deb is a Director of the Wesley Research Institute, Sims Metal, Boart Longyear Ltd and is on the Queensland University of Technology Banking & Finance School Advisory Board.

Deb joined the CUA Board in March 2014 and is a Director of CUA Health Ltd and Credicorp Insurance Pty Ltd.

*Board as at 30 June 2016