Industry & Consumers
Making Better Credit Decisions
Peter Wilson AM
Independent Director & Chairman
Peter is the Chairman of Power and Water Corporation and is a non-executive Director of Vision Super. He also chairs the National Alcohol and Drug Foundation, and the Australian Network on Disability.
Peter has held senior executive roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian Treasuries, and Group Executive roles at ANZ, Amcor Limited, and as CEO of Energy 21. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to workplace relations and safety and community service and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2004.
Andrew’s is the Executive Manager at Westpac and is responsible for the organisations supply of Comprehensive Credit Reporting. Andrew brings to the Board over 30 years’ experience in the Credit Risk and Collections sector within a diverse range of businesses covering Banking, Telecommunications & Financial Services which has provided him with extensive experience in general & strategic management practice.
Andrew has held a number of senior roles including guidance of large infrastructure & regulatory change initiatives for Westpac Banking Corporation. Andrew has also had a decade long association with the Australian Retail Credit Association representing Westpac since 2011.
National Australia Bank
Ben is the Executive of Product and Portfolio Management, Home Ownership at NAB. Ben joined NAB in in 2021, with 20 years of financial services experience including time spent at both CBA and Westpac, across roles in product management, pricing, credit policy and decisioning system management, digital banking, as well as new product development.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Information Science and a Masters of Business Administration
Athena Home Lending
Joe is the Chief Risk Officer at Athena Home Loans. Joe has worked in the Financial service sector for 25 years holding a number of Senior Risk/Credit/Technology related Roles in both the domestic and offshore environments.
Joe has deep experience in managing large operational teams with a key focus on driving technology and managing change to the benefit of the consumer and working with regulators and key stakeholders to achieve that aim. As the CRO for Athena Home Lending he is leveraging the power of data to allow efficient/effective operations and business decisioning in the Credit domain.
Lisa joined Equifax in 2018 as Chief Operations Officer. She has an extensive background in operational excellence, having worked on the transformation and leadership of large scale teams, to drive customer centric outcomes.
Lisa built her early career with GE Australia in key transformation roles, before moving to a COO role. She has had bottom line responsibility for market facing businesses in both financial services and consumer products. Lisa has extensive knowledge in leading local teams within a global organisation and in-depth experience in digital, customer experience design and continuous improvement. BA (Hons)
Marina has over 20 years of experience in banking finance in Australia and NZ and is currently Director, Everyday Banking at AMP Bank. Marina has experience in all parts of the credit lifecycle, product, pricing, data science and enterprise risk across banking, funds management and insurance. She has worked for a diverse range of businesses including ASB Bank (NZ), GE Capital, and Westpac.
Marina has a Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Advanced Diploma in Actuarial Science and Diploma in Foreign Languages.
Mark is Chief Risk Officer at Latitude Financial Services. He joined Latitude in 2018 as chief of staff to the CEO and commenced as CRO in January 2022. Prior to Latitude, Mark held senior government advisory roles. He has extensive public policy experience, including as senior adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia.
Russell is the current Credit Risk General Manager for Consumer Finance at CBA, and previously led teams at Barclays, Santander and GE Capital. Russell has 20+ years extensive Credit Risk experience across international markets in the finance industry within both Retail and Business Banking.
Russell holds a BSc and MSc in Mathematics related disciplines.
Tristan Taylor is General Manager of Experian’s Credit Services business in Australia and is responsible for the effective operation and growth of the Credit Bureau. As a challenger bureau, Tristan leads teams focussed on growing the supply of data from credit providers, building and supporting credit products, educating and assisting consumers, delivering analytics projects and operating in a compliant and secure manner.
Tristan has been with Experian for 17 years and has held leadership roles across the UK and Australia. Prior to joining the Credit Services business, he has led advisory, product and delivery functions to deploy Data Management and Data Governance initiatives in organisations spanning Government, Financial Services, Utilities, Telcos and Retail. LinkedIn profile >>
Bank of Queensland
Xavier is Chief Risk Officer, Retail Bank, having joined ME Bank in 2020 as Chief Risk Officer before BOQ’s acquisition of ME Bank. Xavier has over 20 years’ of international experience in governance, risk and compliance, leading risk and compliance functions and implementing practical and robust mechanisms and frameworks to protect the reputation and enhance the performance of organisations. Prior to joining ME Bank, Xavier was the Chief Risk Officer at Medibank Private and worked internationally with KPMG.
Xavier holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Diploma in Commerce along with Postgraduate in Audit.