CUA Board of Directors

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CUA Board of Directors


Alan Beanland
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Retiring 14 November 2017

Alan joined the Board in September 2009 and was elected Chairman in November 2009. In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board, Alan is Chairman of the Board Strategy & Innovation Committee and a member of the Board Risk and Board Remuneration Committees. He is also a Director of Credicorp Insurance Pty Ltd and a member of the Credicorp Insurance Board Audit and Board Risk Committees.

Alan’s business experience spans four continents and exceeds four decades with wide experience as a Director on diverse boards. Alan held senior executive positions with Colonial Mutual for 16 years. He has extensive experience in a number of industry sectors including financial services, superannuation, life insurance, property and technology. He served as the Chairman of Superpartners (2006 - 2012) and as a Director of Spotless Group Limited (2008 - 2012).

Alan is currently a Director of Colonial Foundation and, in August 2014, was appointed to the Board of Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.


Nigel Ampherlaw
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman from 15 November 2017

Nigel joined the Board in March 2011. He is a member of the Board Strategy & Innovation Committee, Chairman of Credicorp Insurance Pty Ltd and a member of the Credicorp Insurance Board Audit and Board Risk Committees.

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

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


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

Paul joined the Board in July 2011. He is Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee, a Director of CUA Health Ltd and a member of the CUA Health Board Audit and Risk Committee.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, specifically across the areas of banking, insurance and investment management. He is a former long term senior executive with ING (the Dutch global banking, insurance and investment group) and held CEO positions in ING DIRECT Canada, ING Australia and ING Asia Pacific.

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


Louise McCann
Independent Non-Executive Director

Louise joined the Board in November 2015 and is a member of the Board Audit, Board Remuneration and Board Strategy & Innovation Committees.

Louise has a diverse portfolio including technology, media, health, education, accounting and professional services. Louise’s executive career was as a CEO and senior executive in the media, commercial market research, brand and communications sectors in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia. From April 2011 until August 2015 Louise was a Non-Executive Director with iiNet Limited and Chaired the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. iiNet was sold to TPG to form Australia’s second largest telecommunications company in August 2015.

Louise’s current Non-Executive Director portfolio comprises, Macquarie Media Network, Grant Thornton Australia Limited, University of Notre Dame and Cabcharge Australia Ltd.


Deborah O'Toole
Independent Non-Executive Director

Deb joined the Board in March 2014. She is Chairman of CUA Health Ltd, a member of CUA Health Ltd Board Audit and Risk Committee as well as a director of Credicorp Insurance Pty Ltd and Chairman of the Credicorp Insurance Board Audit and Board Risk Committees.

Deb is a qualified lawyer and has more than 30 years’ experience in mining, resources and rail freight industries, 25 of which have been focused in the finance function including as CFO at Aurizon, Queensland Cotton and MIM Holdings. She served as Chairman of the Audit Committee for CSIRO and the Norfolk Group and also on Boards of the MIM Group and the QR National/Aurizon Group. In 2013 she served as an Advisory Board Member at Pacific Aluminium. Deb was also a member of the former Workers’ Compensation Board of Queensland and a former member of the Queensland Country Health Society.

Deb is a Director of the Wesley Research Institute, Sims Metal Management Limited, Boart Longyear Ltd and Asciano Group, and is also a member of the Queensland University of Technology Banking & Finance School Advisory Board.


Michael Pratt AM
SF Fin, GradDip (Org Beh),
Independent Non-Executive Director
Resigned 31 August 2017

Michael has had an extensive career in banking and wealth management throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He has held very senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and Bank of New Zealand, and was the Inaugural Joint President of Finsia.

Michael joined the CUA Board in January 2013. He is currently the Commissioner for Service in the NSW Government, Deputy Chair of Insurance & Care NSW, Secretary of The Treasury of NSW, and a Non-Executive Director of TAL Life Insurance.


Wayne Stevenson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Wayne joined the Board in February 2014. He is Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk Committee.

Wayne’s executive background was largely in banking and financial services where he has held several senior positions across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Wayne brings strong expertise of the financial services industry including 15 years in CFO roles involving a broad range of disciplines as well as significant acquisitions, restructures and divestments. Most recently he was Group General Manager, Group Strategy, ANZ and prior to that held the role of CFO Asia Pacific, Europe and America, ANZ.

Wayne is Chairman of QMS Media Ltd. He is Director of Onepath Life Insurance Ltd, Onepath General Insurance Ltd, ANZ Lenders Mortgage Insurance Ltd and BigTinCan Holdings Ltd.

*Board as at 30 June 2017