People’s Choice Credit Union staffs up

  • By AB+F Editorial

The credit union has hired two executives to its team as well as made a number of internal appointments and creating a new chief transformation role.

People’s Choice has hired Maria-Ann Camilleri as the organisation’s new chief member officer and Samantha Bradley as chief people and culture officer.

Both will join the credit union in mid-August.

Camilleri worked previously as national head of virtual banking strategy and customer care at Westpac and was previously state general manager of Westpac retail in Victoria and Tasmania and general manager of retail banking at BankSA

Bradley is currently executive manager at the aged care provider Resthaven, and has held leadership roles with Westpac, BankSA, AGL and the SA Department for Education and Child Development.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Samantha and Maria-Ann to our Executive Team,” People’s Choice CEO Steve Laidlaw said.

“Their extensive experience and leadership through change will significantly benefit our organisation.”

People’s Choice’s executive team has been further strengthened with three internal appointments.

Peter Corolishas has been appointed to the new role of chief transformation officer.

Michael Tons has been appointed chief risk officer and Taryn Shearn as chief legal officer and company secretary.

At People’s Choice, our collective focus on understanding and supporting our members remains our absolute priority during a time of rapid change and in a very competitive market,” Laidlaw said.“

The new executive appointments will ensure we continue this momentum while investing to meet the future expectations of members, as we consolidate our position as one of Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institutions.”

The executive hires were driven by the long-announced retirement of current chief member officer, David Lewis.

People’s Choice is one of Australia’s largest credit unions with more than 375,000 members across Australia and branches in South Australia, Victoria, the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia.

It manages more than $10.7billion of funds under management and advice and about 1,000 employees