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Our Team

Board of Directors

Sarah Davies Sarah Davies (Chair) |Sarah is a director of Sarah Davies Legal Pty Ltd, and specializes in commercial litigation for clients involved in agribusiness, financial services, property development and building & construction matters. She is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation, having received the highest achievement award when she completed her accreditation in 2010. She has experience with disputes involving commercial contracts, property transactions, joint ventures, corporations, trusts and managed investment schemes, public offer documents and issues relating to the provision of financial services.For the past 15 years, her legal practice has involved providing strategic advice to Boards, particularly those active in the funds management and financial services sectors. Sarah and her family live in Maleny.
Matthew Green Matthew Green | Matthew is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Company Auditor with the Brisbane based firm, Hanrick Curran. Matthew has over 15 years accounting experience, including commercial experience with ASX listed multinational companies.  Matthew’s practice areas include financial services, agribusiness and information technology. Matthew lives in Brisbane with his wife and four children and maintains an interest in the continued development of member based financial services.
Wendy McTainsh | Wendy has 30 years experience working in financial risk management including 10 years on the executive team of Queensland Treasury Corporation and 15 years in her own consultancy practice. She has worked extensively with organisations and financial institutions operating in financial markets.  She spent six years advising the retail banking arm of Suncorp introducing new customer products. Wendy brings to the Maleny Credit Union a very deep knowledge and experience in financial markets with a strong emphasis on financial risk management, systems and control processes. She is a graduate of the Company Directors course, former Chairman of the Association for Childhood Language Disorders and current Board member of Autism Qld.  Wendy is keen to assist in furthering the community and sustainability objectives of the Maleny Credit Union.
Image - Director (Darryl Ebenezer) [125x172] Darryl Ebenezer | Darryl brings to the Credit Union his extensive experience in the non-Government and environment sectors. In his early working life he worked for the Bank of New South Wales and then the Westpac Bank. With his partner and two children he has lived on the Sunshine Coast for more than 14 years. Participation in the life of the community has been many and varied with roles in groups such as the Maleny Community Centre, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Maleny Credit Union Charitable Trust and Maleny Unwired. He is currently in the role of Executive Officer with Queensland Water and Land Carers, a State peak body with more than 300 member groups. He has also been the manager of Barung Landcare based in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Two main areas have occupied Darryl’s attention over the long-term – activating and mobilising people to become involved in worthwhile projects and seeking long-term sustainable outcomes to assist people to achieve those aims. Darryl is actively involved in his local community, enjoys a good coffee and likes to hear about, and be inspired by ideas. Darryl is a holder of Member Investment Shares.
Image - Director (David Wright) [125x1138] David Wright | David Wright is a leader in the field of project management and business transformation. He is past ​president of the Project Management Institute Queensland, Managing Director of consulting firm QVC Solutions and Board Director of the Maleny Credit Union. He was educated in London, Harvard Business School, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds the Project Management Professional credential as well as a string of other project, programme and portfolio management credentials. David has worked across many industry sectors including finance, energy, water, ICT, Government, Construction, Engineering, Travel and Retail. A passion for the outdoors, wildlife and humanitarian issues keeps David busy along with his interests in photography and football.
Image - Director (Antony Ziemek) [125x144] Antony Ziemek | Tony Ziemek is a consultant and qualified board member with extensive experience in energy, renewable technologies, treasury, banking, agribusiness, retail, health and the arts. Tony has over 30 years of commercial experience in Australia and England across a range of industries and significant infrastructure projects, major acquisitions, floats and restructures. As a corporate treasurer, Tony has held roles with large ASX listed corporations (Adsteam and Elders) and with the Queensland electricity generators, Tarong Energy and Stanwell Corporation. Current roles are Business Development consultant to Queensland University of Technology’s Institute for Future Environments and Queensland Representative for Barrington Treasury Services. Board positions are held with Family Planning Queensland and Chair of the Queensland Poetry Festival.
Image - Director (Antony Ziemek) [125x144] Heather Cameron | Heather is a semi-retired professional who moved to the Maleny area in mid-2014. Currently undertaking occasional consultancy projects related to workplace investigations, strategic planning, conflict diagnoses and mediations related to workplace dysfunctions Heather has held a variety of roles in public sector and Higher Education organisations over the past decades. She was awarded Diversity Leader for the Advancement of Women in the EOWA Business Achievement Awards of 2007 and held the role of Principal Adviser for Equity, Diversity and Policy Implementation at Griffith University in Brisbane for fifteen years. In 2010 Heather led Griffith’s successful submission to be awarded EOWA’s Business Achievement Award for Leading Organisation for the Advancement of Women. Prior to moving to Queensland in 1997 Heather worked for several public sector organisations in South Australia in strategic planning and advisory roles. Heather currently volunteers as a Customer Relations Volunteer at Australia Zoo, where she was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2015, is an appointed Ambassador for the Zoo, and is a member of Maleny’s IDAHO Committee.
 rob swales  Rob Swales | Rob is a Partner/Director of Project Brainstorm, a Maleny/Nambour based Renewable Energy Solutions business with a focus on the Commercial Sector. He has had thirty years experience in Banking & Finance including twenty four years with the ANZ Bank where he held Retail and Commercial Lending Manager positions in Toowoomba and the Wide Bay Areas. In 1996 he moved to Maleny and purchased a retail business. He also a held a position as a director of the MCU from 1996 -1999. Since this time he has creatively explored many career opportunities including real estate sales, facilitating creative writing programs in Woodford and Wacol Correctional Centres, finance brokering, producing and performing anti-bullying shows for The Queensland Arts Council, coaching and supporting students with disabilities with Education Qld and self-publishing books about some of his very unique work experiences. In 2010 he had the opportunity to work in an asylum seeker centre in Lausanne Switzerland for two years and has recently completed writing the manuscript of this experience. On returning to Australia in 2012 he relocated to Nambour but still maintains close ties with the Maleny community on a weekly basis through business and friendships. He has a passion for poetry and writing, working with marginalised communities, Tesla cars and ‘off the grid’ ideas and creative solutions. In his spare time he plays guitar, surfs and walks the perfect beaches that line up end to end along the Sunshine Coast.

 

Executive Management Team

Bob Malcolm (CEO) | Bob has over 35 years experience in financial services including 25 of those years with the Credit Union movement. Bob is a Fellow of the Finance & Securities Institute and of the Australian Mutuals Institute. Bob has a marketing and business development background as well as significant experience in risk and compliance management. He currently serves on the board of Aid for the Blind (Qld) and is President of Northern Suburbs Hockey Club Inc.