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Executive Management

Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Edwards

Stuart is Chief Executive Officer of Southern Cross Credit Union and responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the Board and Executive Team. With more than 25 years’ experience in retail, corporate and franchise banking, Stuart is a skilled and passionate leader with a focus on delivering exceptional outcomes for our customers, our team and our community.

Since joining Southern Cross in 2015, Stuart has led the delivery of positive results in the key areas of organisational culture, financial performance, process improvement and customer experience.

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, Sales & Distribution

Simon Lehmann

As Executive Manager, Sales and Distribution, Simon is responsible for managing our retail network. Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry and has a broad range of experience from personal and business banking, to project management and training and development.

Simon is passionate about community and counts his involvement in the recovery work in the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009 as one the most challenging and rewarding experiences of his career.

Executive Manager, Risk & Compliance

Craig Barker

Craig has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and Asia, across a broad range of functions including strategy, risk and compliance. Craig is responsible for the risk management, audit and compliance functions at SCCU.

He is a member of the Risk Management Association of Australasia and has an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.

Executive Manager, Human Resources

Joan Meehan

Joan has more than 20 years' generalist Human Resources Management experience in senior and project management, and consulting. With exposure to large corporations and a wide range of industries, her focus is the seamless partnership between operations, people management and customers.

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