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Our People

See who’s leading the business.

Our People

See who’s leading the business.

The board

The board is where strategy, innovation, and leadership converge. Here, decision-makers and thought leaders come together to shape the future, drive growth, and create lasting impact.

Colin Sales
Chair

Director since June 2020
Board Chair 2022 – current
Member, Audit Committee
Member, Governance and Culture Committee

Jane Calder
Board Member

Director since June 2020
Chair, Risk Committee
Member, Governance and Culture Committee

Kevin Franey
Board Member

Director since November 2020
Chair, Audit Committee

Sally Gibson
Board Member

Director since August 2021
Member, Risk Committee
Chair, Governance and Culture Committee

Andrew Yost
Board Member

Director since August 2021
Member, Risk Committee
Member, Audit Committee

Rob Hale
Board Member

Director since September 2022
Member, Risk Committee
Board Representative on Information Security Steering Committee

Executive team

Our executive team is the driving force behind Summerland’s success. Committed to excellence, innovation, and strategic leadership, they steer the ship toward new horizons.

John Williams
Chief Executive Officer

John has over 30 years’ experience in retail banking. He has held executive roles at leading mutual banks and has been CEO of a financial services technology company.

Sally-Anne Jung
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Sally-Anne has a career in banking spanning over 26 years. She has gained extensive experience, especially in the mutual industry.

Donna Kildea
Chief Operating Officer

Donna joined Summerland in 1999 when she took a position on the Board of Directors and in 2003 assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. Donna is passionate about human resource management and takes great pleasure in supporting staff in reaching their full potential, being a mentor to many. 

Susie Palmer
Chief Financial Officer

Susie joined Summerland in 2013 having moved to the Northern Rivers from Sydney. New to the banking and finance industry at the time, Susie has brought a high level of energy and breadth of experience to the organisation.

Adrian Watkin
Chief Risk Officer

Adrian has nearly 40 years’ experience in financial services, predominantly in retail banking. Having undertaken a wide range of senior risk management roles in various organisations in Europe and the Caribbean, Adrian moved to Australia in 2008.

Paul Francis
Acting Chief Customer Officer

Paul brings over three decades of experience in Retail Banking from prominent financial institutions, including executive leadership experience at a leading mutual bank. His professional journey also includes the establishment and management of a successful consultancy specialising in sales leadership and coaching.

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