Credit Union make two senior appointments
Credit Union SA has appointed former Power and Water Corporation Executive Amanda-Lea Smith and Peregrine public relations boss Joann Skene to two newly created senior positions.
Smith – who has previously held managerial roles with insurers Allianz Australia and TIO – joins Credit Union SA as its inaugural Chief People and Strategy Officer.
She will be tasked with overseeing the strategy, culture and capacity of the South Australian bank’s 148 employees.
Meanwhile, Skene has been appointed as Credit Union SA’s Community Banking Manager – moving on from her previous role as Head of Community Partnerships and PR at Peregrine Corporation, the state’s largest private employer.
Prior to her role at Peregrine, Skene was the Senior Manager of Fundraising Marketing at AnglicareSA and spent 14 years with former marketing powerhouse Salmat.
The experienced PR and marketing specialist will be responsible for helping the bank’s partners meet their fundraising and banking goals and the growth of the credit union's community programs.
Credit Union SA CEO Todd Roberts said the appointments would help the bank increase its focus on people and the community.
“Amanda-Lea and Jo are both leaders and high achievers in their respective fields and will have a major role to play in the future direction of our organisation,” he said.