Board of Directors

We're led by a team of passionate professionals dedicated to community banking.

As a customer owned bank, our customers have the opportunity to cast their vote when it comes time to appointing elected directors to the board. 


Our Board

Sandra (Sam) Andersen, Chair. >

Residence: Melbourne, VIC
Sandra (Sam) was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in November 2013 and appointed ...
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Geoff Knuckey, Director >

Residence: Canberra, ACT
Geoff was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in July 2012. He had a 32 year career ...
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David John Nichol, Director >

Residence: Adelaide, SA
David was elected to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in 2015. He has over 30 years’ ...
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Trent Bartlett, Director >

Residence: Perth, WA
Trent was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in September 2016. He has over ...
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Joanne (Jodie) Baker, Director >

Residence: Sydney, NSW
Jodie was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in November 2017. Jodie has over 30 ...
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Rebecca Richardson, Director >

Residence: Sydney, NSW
Rebecca was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in February 2018. Rebecca has applied ...
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Daryl Johnson, Director >

Residence: Melbourne, Vic
Daryl was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in February 2019. Daryl has 40 years ...
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Elizabeth (Liz) Westcott, Director >

Residence: Melbourne, Vic
Elizabeth (Liz) was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in March 2020 following the ...
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To enable the Board to perform all of its functions, it is necessary to have a well structured Board. A requirement of the Beyond Bank Australia Constitution is that all except one of the Directors must be non-executives.

In addition to Board duties, Directors serve on Beyond Bank Australia Board committees and Boards of controlled entities.

Role and responsibilities

The role of the Board is to provide:

  • Strategic guidance for Beyond Bank Australia; and
  • Effective oversight of management

The Board is accountable to the customers of Beyond Bank Australia for the performance of the Beyond Bank Australia Group's businesses. In performing its role, the Board aspires to excellence in governance standards.


Specific responsibilities

The board’s responsibilities and functions include, but are not limited to: strategy, performance monitoring, risk management, governance, compliance and relationships with stakeholders.

Directors’ duties

Beyond Bank directors are bound by duties set out in the Corporations Act.

The duties fall into two broad groups:

  1. The duties of loyalty and good faith; and
  2. The duties of care, skill and diligence


Fit and proper requirements

Beyond Bank Australia has implemented a Fit and Proper Policy. It takes all prudent steps to ensure that a person is not appointed to, or in the case of an existing responsible person, does not continue to hold, a responsible-person position if they do not satisfy the requirements of the Fit and Proper Policy.

Other demands

Beyond Bank Australia Directors are also involved in additional activities that include:

• Participation on one or more of the Board committees
• Preparation for and attendance at regular and special Board meetings
• Meeting with APRA representatives if required
• Participation in Board planning activities
• Participating in conferences and educational activities


Committees are established to assist the Board in the discharge of its duties. These include: Governance and Remuneration, Audit, Risk and Nomination.

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