Geoff Knuckey, Director
Residence: Canberra, ACT
Geoff was appointed to the Beyond Bank Australia Board in July 2012. He had a 32 year career with accounting firm Ernst & Young and retired as a partner in December 2009. He was partner in charge of EY’s Audit and Assurance group from 2003 until 2008 and was Canberra Office Managing Partner from 2003 to 2006.
Geoff’s career included specialising in financial statements and auditing of entities of all sizes across all types of industries including the financial services sector. His role also included advising in internal audit, corporate governance, risk management and financial statements auditing and reporting. Since 2010, Geoff has specialised in Board Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee positions in the private and public sectors. He is currently Chairman or Non-Executive Director of four private sector companies and is also Chair or Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committees for a number of Commonwealth and ACT government departments.
His particular skills are in financial auditing, reporting and analysis, risk management, corporate governance and internal audit. Geoff is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and has been a Registered Company auditor since 1995.
He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from ANU. Geoff is the Chair of Eastwoods Group Limited and Eastwoods Wealth Management Pty Ltd. He is the Chair of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Governance and Remuneration Committee.