Kevin’s career began working for the Australian Federal Government where he spent 14 years in various roles within economic and socio-economic policy units. He transitioned to the customer-owned banking sector, initially as the National Government Affairs Manager for the sector. Kevin took on the role of Chief Executive Officer for the then New England Credit Union in 2001.
During his time as CEO, Kevin has played an integral role in developing the organisation from a small credit union with only a handful of branches and a small team, to a $2.5 billion high-performance customer-owned bank.
Kevin’s career has also included a range of diverse roles as a non-executive director. His recent roles include board member for the New England Region of Regional Development Australia, ministerial appointed Director for UNE Council, Chairman of three shopping centre trusts based in Armidale, Scone and Innisfail, Chairman of Backtrack youth works program, Director of the Armidale Diocesan Investment Group, Coastline Credit Union and the Hunter New England Local Health District.
Kevin’s strengths are strategy, courageous leadership and community engagement. It is with this ethos that Kevin aligns his volunteer work with not-for-profits and community-centred organisations, particularly those that support mental health in regional Australia. Kevin was instrumental in establishing the Armidale-based youth-at-risk program, BackTrack.