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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mark Genovese

Mark has had over 30 years experience within the Australian Credit Union Movement. He has held several General Management positions with different Credit Unions as well as spending over 8 years at Australia’s peak Credit Union body, Credit Union Services Corporation Australia Limited (Cuscal). He is currently a Director of Cuscal, and Coal Services and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Accountants. Mark has also been involved in the Australian Credit Union Movement's development within the South Pacific and South East Asian regions, and domestic development activities within rural and regional Australia, including indigenous communities.

Mark is the son of a self-confessed “Credit Union junkie” - his father Alex managed one of Sydney’s most successful Credit Unions for over 30 years.

DEPUTY CEO, GENERAL MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES
Danny Pavisic

Danny has over 30 years experience within the financial services industry having worked in senior roles with a major Australian bank as well as the peak Credit Union body, CUSCAL. He has extensive experience in product management and profitability, lending, credit and operational risk, compliance and operations.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, is a member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management. 

GENERAL MANAGER TREASURY & STRATEGIC PROJECTS
Adrian Finch

Adrian has worked in the finance industry both in Australia and the UK for over 35 years. After 10 years on the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange, he held senior management positions in Australia with prominent financial institutions in financial markets trading and Treasury roles as well as managing business development and key relationship management areas.

For the last 20 years Adrian has been involved with the Australian credit union movement, including over 10 years in senior management positions with Cuscal. Adrian is a member of the Australian Mutuals Institute.

                  

GENERAL MANAGER MEMBER EXPERIENCE & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Jo Charles

Jo first began working for the Credit Union in 1997 and returned in 2006. Jo has extensive experience in a number of operational positions within the Credit Union as well as a back ground in a variety of sales and service environments.  Since joining the Credit Union, Jo has held positions across a number of business areas gathering a range of knowledge and experience and in 2011 was appointed to our Executive Management Team.

In 2009, she participated in a Leadership Challenge with CUFA (Credit Union Foundation Australia) in Cambodia, which connects with the Cambodian communities and their Financial Cooperative Movement (Savings Banks). Jo is a member of the Australian Mutuals Institute, has completed studies at the Mt Eliza Business School and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Business .

                  

GENERAL MANAGER SALES & SERVICES
David Gilbert

David has over 29 years’ experience within the Australian Credit Union Movement having worked for several community and industrial based Credit Unions. He spent the last 17 years as the CEO of Shell Employees’ Credit Union. He has been involved in many Credit Union industry initiatives and associations over the years including core banking software, IT facilities management and smaller Australian Mutuals. He has also spent time in the South Pacific assisting Credit Unions in this region.

He holds a bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) UWS , an Associate Diploma in Accounting and is a Fellow of the Australian Mutuals Institute (AMI).