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Leslie Moth, Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Moth has been a member of CBHS since February 1968. He has been a Director of CBHS since December 2006, was elected Chairman on 5th November 2015 and remains a member of the Asset and Liability Committee. Mr Moth retired from the Bank in 2004 following a career spanning 36 years. During this time he performed senior roles including leadership roles within a number of subsidiary companies of the CBA Bank Group. Mr Moth holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.


John Matthews, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Mr Matthews has been a member of CBHS since 1964, a Director since September 2008 and was elected Deputy Chairman on 5th November 2015. He is Chairman of the HR Strategy and Governance Committee (formally known as the People and Remuneration Committee). Mr Matthews retired from the Bank in 2004 after a career of 40 years, during which time he held senior executive positions in Australia and overseas. He has extensive experience in treasury management and human resources. Mr Matthews holds several company directorships/committee memberships. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Sydney University, is a graduate of the International Advanced Management Programme (IMI Geneva), a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Marielle Latour, Non-Executive External Director

Ms Latour has been a Director since May 2010, is a member of the HR Strategy and Governance Committee (formerly known as the People and Remuneration Committee) and has also been a member of the Audit & Risk and Asset and Liability Committees.

With over 30 years’ experience in financial services Ms Latour’s professional experience is in consulting, marketing and distribution, strategy, stakeholder management and managing businesses all gained holding senior executive positions at Commonwealth Bank, Colonial Group, TAL and numerous consulting assignments.

Ms Latour is currently a non-executive director of My Credit Union Limited, where she is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committees. She holds an Executive MBA, a Bachelor of Economics and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Fintan Thornton, Non-Executive External Director

Mr Thornton was appointed to the Board in November 2012. He is the Chairman of the Asset and Liability Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Mr Thornton has over 15 years’ financial services experience. Mr Thornton’s current role is Head of Strategy & Implementation in Colonial First State’s Distribution team. Mr Thornton was previously the Head of Employee Superannuation at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group. Prior to joining CBA, Mr Thornton worked as a consulting actuary for Towers Watson and Russell Investments. Mr Thornton’s consulting experience is predominantly in superannuation (including complex defined benefit arrangements) where he advised companies and superannuation funds on asset/liability matters (i.e. investments), risk management, communications, governance and strategy development. Amongst other appointments, Mr Thornton was actuary to Qantas Airways, the Reserve Bank of Australia and the NZ Government. Mr Thornton holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics degree, is a Fellow of the UK and Australian Actuaries Institutes and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Terri Benson, Non-Executive External Director

Ms Benson was appointed to the Board in May 2015, was elected as the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the HR Strategy and Governance Committee (formally known as the People and Remuneration Committee). Ms Benson has significant experience across the utility sector in both executive and non-executive roles. Ms Benson is currently the Managing Director of Birdon Holdings Pty Ltd (a marine engineering company based in Port Macquarie) and has previously held a number of senior executive positions (including Managing Director at Essential Energy in New South Wales and CEO of Seqwater in Queensland). Ms Benson is currently an Independent Director of DUET Finance Limited (DFL) and former roles include Director of the Energy Networks Association, Chairperson of the Energy and Water Ombudsman of NSW and Director of Gas Market Company Pty Ltd. Ms Benson brings to CBHS extensive experience in regulated businesses, organisational strategy, business improvement strategy and a deep understanding of customer expectations. Ms Benson holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Ms Benson is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Peter MacCuspie, Non-Executive External Director

Mr MacCuspie was elected to the Board on the 5th November 2015 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Mr MacCuspie is a professional director who brings over 20 years’ experience as a company director, having experience in a wide range of industries including finance, information technology, professional services, Agribusiness and the not for profit sector.


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Andrew Smith, BCom, MBA, FAICD, CA, Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Mr Andrew Smith was appointed as an Executive Director of CBHS on 3rd November 2016. Andrew commenced with CBHS in March 2016 as the Group Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Andrew was the CEO and Managing Director of InvoCare Limited. During his almost ten years at InvoCare, Andrew took great pride in leading a wonderful group of employees who were widely recognised for delivering outstanding customer service. Prior to InvoCare, Andrew held a number of senior executive positions for over 10 years in retail and FMCG industries.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Andrew was a Non-Executive Director of Private Healthcare Australia (PHA) in 2016 and 2017 and is a member of PHA’s Audit Committee. Andrew is also a Non-Executive Advisory Board member of AFEA Pty Limited, a provider of compassionate, experienced and qualified care staff specialising in responsive home care services.