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Corporate governance

Board of Directors.

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

Beyond Bank Board Directors

Sandra (Sam) Andersen



Sam was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in November 2013 and appointed Chair in 2018. She has more than 19 years’ experience in the finance sector and 10 years’ experience as an executive in the technology and health services industries. Sam views financial services as a fundamental driver for prosperity, equity and inclusiveness in society. Sam is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Joanne (Jodie) Baker


BCom(Acc), GradDipAppFin, TFASFA, GAICD.

Jodie was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in November 2017. She has over 30 years’ of experience in banking and funds management, specialising in risk. Jodie’s prior executive roles include Managing Partner at governance and risk advisory firm, Blackhall & Pearl, CEO of Morgij Analytics, and senior executive risk roles at ANZ, Société Générale and BT Funds Management. Jodie is based in Sydney, New South Wales.

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Daryl Johnson


BBus(FinEc), MBA, GAICD.

Daryl was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in February 2019. He has over 40 years’ banking and finance experience in Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Daryl’s executive roles included CEO New Zealand for Rabobank and CEO Asia, Executive General Manager NAB Business and General Manager Corporate Banking for National Australia Bank. Daryl is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Trent Bartlett


GradDipBus, GradDipCom, FAICD, IDP-C.

Trent was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in September 2016. He has over 20 years’ of leadership and experience in listed public companies, large private companies, not-for-profits and 'for benefit' focused enterprises operating with diverse business models and scale across many industry sectors. Trent has a speciality in member owned/member governed businesses and is a Fellow and Faculty Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Trent is based in Perth, Western Australia.

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John Evans


BCompt, ACA, MAICD. 

John was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board on 1 October 2022. He was a former audit and assurance partner with global accounting firm KPMG and has over 40 years' of Australian and international experience in business, finance, assurance and risk management. John specialised in financial services and has worked extensively with boards and mutual organisations in the financial services sector. John is based in Adelaide, South Australia.

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Steven (Steve) Coles



Steve was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in September 2022. He has nearly 30 years' experience of operating at C-level across global financial services businesses. Steve’s prior executive roles include the Global CTO for Allianz. He has a passion for improving and protecting member services through technology and effectively managing cyber risk. Steve is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Steve is based in Sydney, New South Wales.

About the Board of Directors. 

Board structure. 

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.