Teachers refreshes board

  • By AB+F Editorial

Teachers Mutual Bank Limited has made another addition to its new board as it focuses on bringing in skills in marketing to execute tis digital-first strategy. 

“Each director brings unique skills and experience which we look forward to drawing on to continue the strong growth of our mutual bank,” Teachers Mutual Bank chair, Maree O’Halloran, said.

“The directors’ skills in education, finance, digital and marketing will be a real asset as the bank continues to transform to a digital-first strategy,” O’Halloran said.

NSW Department of Education deputy secretary of school performance Murat Dizdar has joined the board. He oversees the provision of public education for students in over 2,200 schools. 

It follows a number of recently made appointments. 

Andrew Kearnan joined the board in September having previously held a number of executive and board positions Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Hollard Insurance. He is also chair of the audit committee at Teachers Mutual Bank Limited.

Melissa Reynolds was also appointed to the board in September.

Reynolds is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services, energy and media sectors. She has a deep expertise in customer, product, marketing, digital and transformation. 

She is also a member of the bank’s remuneration committee and the risk and compliance committee.

Another addition to the board is former minister for education Verity Firth. With 15 years experience, Firth was also CEO of the Public Education Foundation and is now executive director of the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney. 

The new appointments follow the retirement of John Kouimanos who served on the Teachers Mutual Bank Board for over 40 years, including 11 as chair.