• Caroline Banhidy

    BEc(Hons), MBA GAIST, MAICD
    Board member since August 2019

    Caroline has over 30 years’ experience in financial services with a focus on investment governance and management. She brings her experience as a consultant in strategy, performance improvement and stewardship to the Board. Caroline has a broad range of expertise across financial and professional services, membership organisations, investment management, superannuation and private investments.

  • Michael Liu

    BCom, LLB(Hons)
    Chair - Investment Committee
    Board member since July 2020

    Michael brings 25 years of extensive financial services experience to the Board. He commenced his career as a lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson and went on to hold senior executive positions at a global fintech headquartered in London, UBS Investment Bank and Macquarie Bank.

  • Andrew Baxter

    BBus(Mktg), FAMI CPM, FAICD
    Chair - Nominations & Remuneration Committee
    Board member since July 2020

    Andrew brings his extensive experience in high-profile Chair and Board appointments and has also successfully led two of the country’s largest communications agencies, Publicis and Ogilvy, as CEO for over a decade. Andrew regularly contributes to The Australian on the future of marketing and has been recognised by Campaign magazine as one of the Top five Agency Leaders in Australia and New Zealand. Andrew has won the Australian Marketing Institute’s Sir Charles McGrath Award for his significant contribution to the field of marketing.

  • David Heath

    BEc(Hons), GCertBusForen, FCPA, FIAA, F Fin, GradDipAppFin, GAICD
    Chair - Audit & Compliance Committee
    Board member since August 2019

    David has over 25 years’ experience across all areas of actuarial practice, specialising in general insurance and accident compensation. He is currently a Director and Actuary with Cumpston Sarjeant and is heavily involved in the education of the next generation of actuaries as a lecturer and Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

  • Andrew Smith

    BCom, CA, MBA, FAICD
    Chair - Risk Committee
    Board member since November 2020

    Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in financial and professional services and is currently the Group CEO and Executive Director of CBHS Health Fund. Previously, Andrew held senior positions at InvoCare Limited, with six years spent as CEO and Managing Director. Andrew is a Non-Executive Director of Members Health Fund Alliance Limited. He was previously Non-Executive Director of Private Healthcare Australia Limited (PHA) and Chair of it’s Audit Committee until June 2021. Andrew was also a Non-Executive Advisory Board member of AFEA Pty Limited until June 2021.

  • Caroline Banhidy

    BEc(Hons), MBA GAIST, MAICD
    Board member since August 2019

    Caroline has over 30 years’ experience in financial services with a focus on investment governance and management. She brings her experience as a consultant in strategy, performance improvement and stewardship to the Board. Caroline has a broad range of expertise across financial and professional services, membership organisations, investment management, superannuation and private investments.

  • Andrew Baxter

    BBus(Mktg), FAMI CPM, FAICD
    Chair - Nominations & Remuneration Committee
    Board member since July 2020

    Andrew brings his extensive experience in high-profile Chair and Board appointments and has also successfully led two of the country’s largest communications agencies, Publicis and Ogilvy, as CEO for over a decade. Andrew regularly contributes to The Australian on the future of marketing and has been recognised by Campaign magazine as one of the Top five Agency Leaders in Australia and New Zealand. Andrew has won the Australian Marketing Institute’s Sir Charles McGrath Award for his significant contribution to the field of marketing.

  • Andrew Smith

    BCom, CA, MBA, FAICD
    Chair - Risk Committee
    Board member since November 2020

    Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in financial and professional services and is currently the Group CEO and Executive Director of CBHS Health Fund. Previously, Andrew held senior positions at InvoCare Limited, with six years spent as CEO and Managing Director. Andrew is a Non-Executive Director of Members Health Fund Alliance Limited. He was previously Non-Executive Director of Private Healthcare Australia Limited (PHA) and Chair of it’s Audit Committee until June 2021. Andrew was also a Non-Executive Advisory Board member of AFEA Pty Limited until June 2021.

  • Michael Liu

    BCom, LLB(Hons)
    Chair - Investment Committee
    Board member since July 2020

    Michael brings 25 years of extensive financial services experience to the Board. He commenced his career as a lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson and went on to hold senior executive positions at a global fintech headquartered in London, UBS Investment Bank and Macquarie Bank.

  • David Heath

    BEc(Hons), GCertBusForen, FCPA, FIAA, F Fin, GradDipAppFin, GAICD
    Chair - Audit & Compliance Committee
    Board member since August 2019

    David has over 25 years’ experience across all areas of actuarial practice, specialising in general insurance and accident compensation. He is currently a Director and Actuary with Cumpston Sarjeant and is heavily involved in the education of the next generation of actuaries as a lecturer and Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Lyndon Wilson

    BBus, CPA

    Lyndon is a Certified Practising Accountant. He has over 23 years’ experience in Finance and has worked in Government and the Private Sector. Prior to Foresters, Lyndon spent 15 years in the Superannuation Industry managing Finance teams to service the finance needs of some of Australia’s biggest retail and industry Superannuation funds.

  • General Manager Sales

    Noel Woff

    BEcon, BBus, LLB, ANZIIF (Fellow)

    Noel has been involved in the pre-need funeral market for over 30 years, during which time he has formed business relationships and had the opportunity to gain market insight from hundreds of funeral firms all around Australia. Prior to this role he was employed at Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society as manager of their funeral fund operations. He was also involved in the formation of Norwich Union Friendly Society in 1996 where he was Company Secretary and a member of their Board.

  • Siobhan Donovan

    BBus

    Siobhan has over 18 years’ experience in Australia and the UK working across finance, insurance, retail, technology, government and educational sectors. In her previous role at GMHBA Limited (an established member-owned health fund), Siobhan was involved in the rebranding of GMHBA, the inception and brand management of Frank Health Insurance along with their white-labelling solutions. Siobhan brings her extensive all-round marketing and communications experience along with her successful development of integrated campaigns.

  • Travan Greenbank

    BCom

    Travan has over 30 years’ of extensive experience delivering IT solutions in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, information technology, Government, higher education and finance sectors at organisations including IBM and Ernst and Young. Eighteen of these years have been in senior IT management positions at Haymes Paint and Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia).

  • Customer Services Manager

    Neha Patil

    BA

    Neha has over 20 years’ experience working within friendly societies and has been with Foresters Financial since 2008 as Customer Service Manager. Neha has an in-depth knowledge of operational aspects and products of friendly societies with a heavy focus on customer service. Neha currently oversees the front and back-offices of the customer services team.

    Neha has worked across other financial organisation such as NAB and CGU Insurance prior to moving to her role within the friendly society industry.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Lyndon Wilson

    BBus, CPA

    Lyndon is a Certified Practising Accountant. He has over 23 years’ experience in Finance and has worked in Government and the Private Sector. Prior to Foresters, Lyndon spent 15 years in the Superannuation Industry managing Finance teams to service the finance needs of some of Australia’s biggest retail and industry Superannuation funds.

  • Siobhan Donovan

    BBus

    Siobhan has over 18 years’ experience in Australia and the UK working across finance, insurance, retail, technology, government and educational sectors. In her previous role at GMHBA Limited (an established member-owned health fund), Siobhan was involved in the rebranding of GMHBA, the inception and brand management of Frank Health Insurance along with their white-labelling solutions. Siobhan brings her extensive all-round marketing and communications experience along with her successful development of integrated campaigns.

  • Customer Services Manager

    Neha Patil

    BA

    Neha has over 20 years’ experience working within friendly societies and has been with Foresters Financial since 2008 as Customer Service Manager. Neha has an in-depth knowledge of operational aspects and products of friendly societies with a heavy focus on customer service. Neha currently oversees the front and back-offices of the customer services team.

    Neha has worked across other financial organisation such as NAB and CGU Insurance prior to moving to her role within the friendly society industry.

  • General Manager Sales

    Noel Woff

    BEcon, BBus, LLB, ANZIIF (Fellow)

    Noel has been involved in the pre-need funeral market for over 30 years, during which time he has formed business relationships and had the opportunity to gain market insight from hundreds of funeral firms all around Australia. Prior to this role he was employed at Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society as manager of their funeral fund operations. He was also involved in the formation of Norwich Union Friendly Society in 1996 where he was Company Secretary and a member of their Board.

  • Travan Greenbank

    BCom

    Travan has over 30 years’ of extensive experience delivering IT solutions in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, information technology, Government, higher education and finance sectors at organisations including IBM and Ernst and Young. Eighteen of these years have been in senior IT management positions at Haymes Paint and Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia).