Board Composition and Committees

Board’s role and responsibilities

The Board’s role and responsibilities are set out in the Board Charter.

 

Constitution

Credit Corp’s Constitution dated 1 November 2018, is available here.

 

Meet the Board

Current membership of the Board is set out below:


Eric Dodd
CHAIRMAN

Eric Dodd

BEc, FCA, FAICD

Board Committee memberships
A member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration and HR Committee and the Nominations Committee.

Date appointed
Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in July 2009 and Chairman on 4 February 2021.

Skills and experience
Eric has extensive experience in the insurance, finance and banking sectors. Eric previously held the position of CEO of Insurance Australia Group and Director and CEO of MBF Australia Limited for a six-year period, before being appointed as Managing Director of the combined organisation when MBF merged with BUPA Australia in June 2008. Eric is also a past Managing Director and CEO of NRMA Insurance Limited and has held numerous senior positions within the financial services industry.

Directorships and other current appointments
Currently, Eric is Chairman of First American Title Insurance Company of Australia Pty Limited.

Qualifications
Eric holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Don McLay
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Don McLay

BCom, CA(NZ), ACIS, Ffin

Board Committee memberships
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration and HR Committee.

Date appointed
Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in March 2008 and Chairman on 30 June 2008, and retired as Chairman on 4 February 2021.

Skills and experience
Don has more than 40 years’ experience in financial markets, investment banking and broad business services. He has previously held executive roles at a number of local and overseas investment management and investment banking organisations, working in London, Singapore, Auckland and Sydney.

Directorships and other current appointments
Don is Chairman of Torres Industries Pty Ltd, an unlisted investment group. Previous Board roles include Clime Investment Management Limited and Registry Direct Limited. 

Qualifications
Don holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Secretary and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.


Leslie Martin
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Leslie Martin

BA, MBA, FAICD

Board Committee memberships
Chair of the Nominations Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Date appointed
Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in March 2014.

Skills and experience
Leslie has 30 years’ experience in commercial banking in several countries and is a specialist in payments and corporate cash management. She has been in the start-up phase of businesses with Chase Manhattan (now JP Morgan Chase) in New York and Hong Kong. She joined Westpac in 1994 as a General Manager to establish its transaction banking capability and later led the Working Capital Services business at the Commonwealth Bank. 

Directorships and other current appointments
Currently, Leslie is a Director of IMA Asia, an independent economics advisory firm. She has held Board positions with subsidiaries of the Commonwealth Bank and a variety of payment industry bodies. 

Qualifications
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Business Administration degree, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Richard Thomas
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Richard Thomas

FAICD

Board Committee memberships
A member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Date appointed
Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2006.

Skills and experience
Richard brings over 50 years’ management experience in banking, finance and related industry sectors to Credit Corp’s Board. Richard is a professional Company Director and has previously held senior executive roles including Group Executive, Australian Banking Services with Westpac, Managing Director of AGC Limited and Executive Vice President of US-based Avco Financial Services.

Directorships and other current appointments
Richard was Acting Chairman between 11 February and 30 June 2008.

Qualifications
Richard is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Trudy Vonhoff
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Trudy Vonhoff

BBus, MBA, GAICD

Board Committee memberships
Chair of the Remuneration and HR Committee and member of the Nominations Committee.

Date appointed
Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2019.

Skills and experience
Trudy is an experienced Non-Executive Director and has over 20 years’ experience in retail and business banking, corporate banking, financial markets and strategy. Past executive roles include General Manager, Operations and General Manager of Commercial and Agribusiness Banking for Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX: WBC) and Chief Financial Officer of AMP Bank Limited.

Directorships and other current appointments
Previous Board roles include Non‑Executive Director of AMP Bank Limited, Cabcharge Australia (ASX: A2B), Ruralco Holdings (ASX:RHL) and Tennis NSW. Her current Board roles include Iress Limited (ASX:IRE) and Cuscal Limited.

Qualifications
Trudy has a Bachelor of Business (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney and has completed Executive Development courses at Harvard Business School. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA.


Phillip Aris
Non-Executive Director

Phillip Aris

BEc, MMgmt

Date appointed
Appointed as a Non-executive Director in July 2021.

Skills and experience
Phil brings extensive senior executive and board experience across a range of roles within the financial services and technology sectors across Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia. Past executive roles include Head of Credit Cards for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), Chief Executive Officer of CountPlus Limited (ASX: CUP) and as the Regional Head of Strategy & Business Development for Thorn-EMI Asia Pacific, working across Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.

Directorships and other current appointments
Currently, Phil is Non-Executive-Chairman of Xponential Technologies Limted.

Qualifications
Phil has a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Management.


Board Committees

The Board has three principal committees that assist it in carrying out its responsibilities. These are listed below and the Charters can be accessed from the following links: