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The Members Committee is a group of elected members who meet monthly to review any issues referred to it by the Board. In doing so, they provide another link between the Board and the members. The Committee serves as part of the Board’s succession policy to provide a pool of informed and interested future Directors. They also take part in a wide range of Teachers Mutual Bank activities, including attending member functions throughout the year, aiming to be represented at each of the Mobile Offices. They receive valuable feedback from members at these events, deepening their understanding of issues and concerns affecting members, which is fed back to management and the Board.
Meet our Members Committee
Dip. Ed, Teachers Certificate, Non Violent Crisis Intervention International Instructor
Graeme Green was elected to the Members Committee in 1999 and is on the Board of Directors of the CUSCAL Supplementary Superannuation Scheme. He commenced teaching in 1972 and is currently the Principal at Ingleburn Public School. Mr Green worked for Teachers Mutual Bank as a Business Development Officer, a Business Development Supervisor and Relieving Member Services Manager from 1986 before returning to teaching in 1997. He is a member of the Marketing, Media and Member Relations Committee.
BA, Dip.Ed, Dip Accounting
Kay Smith is currently a casual high school teacher. Her background is in Social Science and Career Education teaching and consulting at District level. She has recently obtained a Diploma in Accounting and is currently completing the Credit Union Directors Diploma course. Kay has served on the Members Committee since 2004.
BA, Teachers Certificate
Phil Blight has been teaching since 1971 and is currently Executive Teacher, Kirrawee Public School. He was elected to the Members Committee in 1984. Mr Blight has been a Member of Teachers Mutual Bank for over 30 years.
Rod Brown was a member of the Supervisory Committee from 1997 to 1999 and elected to the Members Committee in 2003. Mr Brown has worked as a classroom Teacher, National Development Manager and Fund Secretary for an education sector superannuation fund and is currently the Welfare Officer at the NSW Teachers Federation.
B.A, M. Ed, Dip. Teach, AAMFC
David Croucher commenced teaching in 1964 and has taught at 3 public schools. He was Deputy Principal at Inaburra School in 1985 and is currently a part time Careers Counsellor. David was co-opted as a member of the Supervisory Committee in 1982 and has served on the Members Committee as an elected member since 1983, he is also a member of the Development and Education Committee.
B.Sc Hons, Dip Ed
Les Kent began teaching in 1982 and taught at several high schools and TAFE's. Les joined the Supervisory Committee in 1983 and has served as an elected member of the Members Committee since 1987. He is also a member of the Marketing, Media and Member Relations Committee.
B.A., Dip. Ed., M.Ed., MAICD
Helen worked as a classroom teacher from 1970 to 1985 and was then elected Women's Coordinator for the NSW Teachers Federation. She subsequently became their Training Officer and later the Assistant General Secretary with responsibility for administration and communications. She was elected to the Board of Teachers Federation Health 12 years ago and is currently Chair of the Board, a position she has held for the past 6 years. She also works casually as an adult educator/trainer. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Bernie Williams commenced teaching in 1976 and is currently the Head Teacher Social Science at East Hills Boys Technology High School. He has been a School Contact for 20 years and is a member of the Board’s Development and Education Committee.