Executive Management

Our Executive Management Team have been carefully selected to deliver on our promise to our members.

Kevin Dupé

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin brings a strong economic background to Regional Australia Bank. Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in the customer owned banking sector, including 22 years at Regional Australia Bank. Prior to entering the customer owned banking sector, Kevin spent 14 years as a Director in various economic and socioeconomic policy units in the Federal Government.

Michelle Edmonds

Deputy CEO, People & Customer

Michelle brings a well-rounded wealth of knowledge to the Executive Management team at Regional Australia Bank. She has over 25 years’ experience in the financial sector, 22 of these spent in various Management roles within the Regional Australia Bank.

 

Mark O'Brien

Deputy CEO Strategy, Innovation & Insight

Mark joined the Executive Management Team in 2018 after five years working independently as a Strategy Consultant to a number of businesses in the finance sector across Australia. Early in his career Mark ran a large wealth management business, and worked in the UK as an equity analyst for a boutique investment bank.

Les Bailey

Chief Strategy Officer Compliance & Risk

Les has held numerous senior executive roles within the Financial Services Industry and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). He brings a wealth of experience to the executive having previously served as a member of the executive management team of Holiday Coast Credit Union as Chief Risk Officer. Les is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rob Hale

Chief Digital Officer

Rob joined Regional Australia Bank in 2010, having previously worked for organisations including Morgan Stanley, SAI Global and the University of New England. Originally from the UK, Rob has qualifications in Computer Science, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Project and Program Management. An active member of industry forums and groups in the customer owned banking sector, he brings over 30 years of experience in international technology and information management roles to the CDO position.

James Harris

Chief Financial Officer

James has over 25 years’ financial experience in the financial services, training and hospitality industries in Australia, Europe and North America. James holds professional qualifications in accounting and finance.

Brad Hinton

Chief Operations Officer 

Brad has been a part of the Customer Owned Banking sector since 1981 and served on the executive management team of Holiday Coast Credit Union for over 25 years in various roles, including those of Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. Brad brings with him extensive experience in management, operational strategy and financial operations.

Bill Miller

Chief Customer Relationship Officer

Bill brings almost 40 years’ of experience in banking and finance to the Executive Management team. Prior to Regional Australia Bank, Bill held managerial positions with Colonial State Bank and the Commonwealth Bank.

David Munday

Chief Governance & Legal Officer & Company Secretary

David brings over 18 years of experience in the banking sector to his role, providing an extensive knowledge of governance, company secretarial and operational legal matters. David also holds the position of Company Secretary. He has formal qualification in business, law and is a chartered Company Secretary. David is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Campbell Nicoll

Chief Risk Officer

Having over 20 years’ experience in Credit Risk Management, Campbell brings a strong economic background to the Executive Management Team. Prior to his role at Regional Australia Bank, Campbell’s experience within the financial sector include General Manager positions at ASB Bank (New Zealand) and Bank of South Pacific (Fiji).

Darren Schaefer

Chief Marketing Officer

Darren brings over 20 years of marketing experience to the Executive Management Team. Prior to his role at Regional Australia Bank, Darren held senior marketing & advertising positions for a number of blue chip firms in Australia and the UK including Caltex, KFC and Toyota Motor Corporation Australia.