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Branch Managers


Kym Lawler

Kym has worked in the financial industry for more than 23 years, in Sydney and more recently on the Far North Coast. Kym joined Southern Cross Credit Union as Branch Manager for Byron Bay and Lennox Head in 2015.

Kym has qualifications in Financial and Banking Services, Banking Services Management and Frontline Management. Kym is committed to empowering her team through development and coaching. She values the business of our customers and genuinely cares about their financial goals and helping people plan for the future.

Byron Bay

Amanda Petersen

Having lived in the Northern Rivers since childhood, Amanda has an affinity with our local area. Since entering the finance industry over ten years ago, Amanda has continually prided herself on helping individuals, businesess and Organisations navigate the complexities of financial products, whether it be from 'behind the counter' or as a Home Loan Specialist. 


Simone Millar

Simone has been in the banking industry since 2010 and is committed to empowering people to take control of their finances. She loves meeting new people and building relationships with small businesses and community groups.

Simone was previously the Branch Manager at Cabarita and has recently moved to Murwillumbah where she is driven to educate the local community on what SCCU stands for and ensure all customers experience our 5 Star Service.


Kassandra Sheaffe

Born and bred in the Northern Rivers, Kassandra has a background in retail management and made the switch to the financial services industry in recent years. With a passion for teaching and personal development, Kassandra's goal is to assist residents of the Lismore region to get the most out of their banking experience.


Jess Shepherd

For over 15 years Jess has successfully managed businesses in the Finance and Fitness sectors; most recently running a Mortgage Broking Business for the past seven years.  She holds a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking, Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and is currently completing a Masters in Finance. Her goal is to use this experience to help our Northern Rivers residents to achieve their personal and financial objectives whilst connecting with and becoming involved in the wider community.


Drue Hutchinson


Tweed City

Tara Armbruster

Tara is an experienced banking and finance professional having held a diverse range of roles across the finance, customer service and telecommunication industries.

She is focused on delivering exceptional customer experiences and building meaningful relationships with customers, team members and the community.

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