Board of Directors

VISION: We will contribute to the growth and prosperity of our Community.

MISSION: Building on the 150 year tradition of the Bendigo Bank we will provide accessible, friendly and competitive financial services to individuals, families, groups and business in our Community.

Board of Directors

The management and control of the business and affairs of the Company are the responsibility of the Board of Directors.

The Company was formally established in accord with the laws of Australia and has adopted a Constitution establishing rules, regulations and guidelines upon which the Company is required to operate, including obligations of the Directors. Significant amongst these obligations is a requirement that Directors ensure that there is a broad ownership of the Company by members of the Buninyong & District community.

The Company's Board is determined to ensure that the banking services the community wants are returned to Buninyong & District, to feed the community prosperity, not feed off it.

Stephen J. Falconer

Position: Director

Board member since 2009

Experience and other directorships

  • Retired global auto components business CEO.
  • Responsibility for sales, marketing and business development (both within Australia and Internationally).

Garry D. Trotter

Position: Director

Board member since 2009

Qualifications

  • BAppSc
  • BSc Psych (Hons)
  • Grad Dip Occ' Psych

Experience and other directorships

  • Partner - SED Advisory: Leadership & Culture
  • Divisional Manager - UK Manufacturing Organisation
  • School Council President (Buninyong)
  • School Council Member

Ian J. Corcoran

Position: Director

Board member since 2012

Qualifications

  • Dip Bus (Acc)
  • GAICD

Experience and other directorships

  • Past director North Ballarat Sports Club
  • Chair AICD Ballarat Regional Committee
  • Director United Way Ballarat

Lydia Mzondo

Position: Company Secretary

 

Ronald L. Delaland

Position: Director

Board member since 2009

Experience and other directorships

  • Director Delaland Holdings
  • Owner/Local Trader - Buninyong Newsagency
  • Buninyong Golf Club - Vice President and Committee roles

Amber J. Balazic

Position: Director

Board member since 2012

Qualifications

  • BBus (Acc)
  • Ass. Dip Bus (Acc)
  • Reg. BAS Agent

Experience and other directorships

  • Accountant (8yrs)
  • Book Keeping Business (10yrs)
  • Buninyong Goodlife Festival - Treasurer

Neil J. Blanchard

Position: Director / Company Sec.

Board member since 2013

Qualifications

  • BEng (Hons)
  • Ad Dip Bus

Experience and other directorships

  • Past director of Buninyong & District Financial Services
  • Business Relationship Manager for Ambulance Victoria
  • Buninyong Fire Brigade - Past Captain and officer roles

Richard G. McDowell

Position: Chairman

Board member since April 2016

Qualifications

  • Dip Bus (Acc)
  • FCA
  • CTA
  • MAICD

Experience and other directorships

  • Semi-retired Chartered Accountant over 40 years practice
  • Retired Director Victorian Water Industry over 20 years
  • Director/Treasurer Buninyong Golf Club
  • Ballarat West Rotary and Ballarat Swap Meet
  • Director 6 Small/Medium Businesses