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Executive Management

Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Edwards

Stuart was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2015 and also holds the position of Executive Director. Stuart is a highly successful strategic business leader with more than 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry across listed banks and the customer owned, mutual sector.

Since joining Southern Cross Credit Union Stuart has led the complete transformation of the business delivering positive results in the key strategic areas including organisational culture, employee engagement, financial performance, process improvement and customer experience.

Stuart is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Diploma in Financial Services and has completed various executive level management and leadership qualifications.

Living locally in the Northern Rivers region Stuart is passionate about the role customer owned financial institutions can, and should, play in supporting strong and healthy communities.


Chief Financial Officer

Brett Myles

Brett is responsible for the financial management of the Credit Union, as well as strategy and implementation of SCCU’s information and communication technology objectives. Brett worked in the Audit and Assurance section of a big 4 accounting firm for nine years, before joining the banking and finance industry in 1994.

Brett is passionate about mentoring and developing his team and implementing technology for efficiency gains. He is a strong advocate for using technology to improve the customer experience.


Executive Manager, Risk & Compliance

Simon Lehmann

Simon is responsible for the risk, compliance and regulatory governance of Southern Cross Credit Union, also ensuring that our services are easy to understand and use. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry having worked in both listed banks and the mutual sector. His expertise spans retail banking, lending operations, project management, risk and training.


Executive Manager, Distribution

Craig Barker

Craig has more than 35 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and Asia, across a broad range of functions. Included in these is the development and management of distribution networks across multiple channels. 

At SCCU, Craig is responsible for business and customer outcomes; and our people who deal directly with our customers to help them achieve their dreams.


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