Audit

The function of the Audit committee, is to assist the Board by providing an objective non-executive review of the effectiveness of the company’s financial reporting.

Claudia Bels Independent Director
Director

Ms Bels has extensive legal, governance, risk management and financial expertise. Ms Bels has over 25 years’ experience across the government, member services and international banking and finance sectors having previously held the role of General Counsel & Board Secretary for the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation and General Counsel (and Chief Risk Officer) for the Law Society of NSW. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Council Ltd, independent director of Uniting Resources and chair or member of a number of Audit and Risk Committees. Ms Bels is the Chair of the company’s Risk and Contracts & Pricing Committees and is a member of the company’s Audit and Governance Committees.

Garry Dinnie Independent Director (Committee Chair)
Director

Mr Dinnie is a director of CareFlight Limited, Integrated Research Limited and a director of a number of private companies. He is also Chair of the Audit Committees of these companies and Chair or member of several other Audit & Risk Committees of the NSW public sector and private sector entities. He was previously a partner with Ernst & Young for 25 years specialising in audit, risk, advisory and IT services. Mr Dinnie is the Chair of the company’s Audit Committee and is a member of the company’s Risk, Contracts & Pricing, IT and HR & Remuneration Committees.

Mark Williams Newcastle Permanent Building Society
Chief Operations Officer

Mr Williams is currently the Chief Operationsl Officer of Newcastle Permanent Building Society Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 23 years’ experience. Mr Williams spent 10 years working within chartered accounting and has also had extensive experience in a number of finance roles in the commercial, government and financial services sectors. Mr Williams has previously acted as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of a financial institution. He is a member of the company’s Audit and Risk Committees.