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The AFIA Board is the primary decision making body for AFIA, comprised of member representatives with a broad range of skills and experience and appointed from across the membership base.
The Board has the ultimate responsibility to AFIA's members for the strategy and performance of the organisation in general, as well as for oversight of the sound and prudent management of the Association. The Board is dedicated to fulfilling these duties in a lawful and professional manner, and with the utmost integrity and objectivity. As such, the Board actively pursues best practice governance processes including continually reinforcing a culture across the organisation of acting lawfully, ethically and responsibly.
AFIA recognises that members play a key role in corporate governance by electing the Board to govern on their behalf and making other corporate decisions requiring the authorisation of members.
The Board represents our membership diversity from a sector, industry experience, cultural background, demographic, and decision-making styles.
Peter has over 30 years’ experience within the Australian automotive sector, including across the Toyota and Nissan brands. Peter is the Managing Director of Nissan Financial Services Australia & New Zealand. Peter is also the Managing Director of Nissan Australia’s Casting Plant based in Victoria, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Australia and other associated Nissan companies.
Aaron is the Executive Vice President of Custom Fleet Australia and New Zealand, part of Element Fleet Management. He oversees Element's Australia and New Zealand business, supporting its clients with valuable data and insights to run their fleets more efficiently and safely. Aaron brings extensive expertise in financial services, growth and innovation strategies across a number of consumer and commercial businesses. He previously held senior positions with GE Capital, including Managing Director of Commercial with responsibility for strategy and operations across its Australia and New Zealand business units: fleet services, equipment finance, corporate finance and distribution finance. Prior to that, he was CEO of GE Capital New Zealand.
Joseph is Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Judo Bank. He has held executive positions at NAB, ANZ, CIBC World Markets, Citibank and Lloyds Bank. Joseph was an Adjunct Professor at University of Queensland Business School and is currently completing an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at Kings College, London. He is a Fellow of FINSIA, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and authored three books: ‘Corporate Governance & Shareholder Wealth Creation’ (2003), ‘Chinese Firms Going Global – Can They Succeed? (2018) and ‘Breaking the Banks – What went wrong with Australia’s banking? (2019).
Greg is the National General Manager, Specialised Lending and Transactional Banking for the Westpac Group’s Business Division. He leads a multi brand specialist business consisting of Equipment Finance, Trade & Invoice Finance, Commercial Broking, Transactional Banking and Indigenous Banking. Greg has more than 35 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry and has worked extensively across both Commercial and SME markets. He completed his MBA in 2000 at Monash University Melbourne.
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