Our DIRECTORS

Who are the energetic, committed people behind the Brendale and Samford Community Bank who volunteer countless hours working with community? These guys!

Paul Outen

Paul Outen
Chairperson and Treasurer

Bachelor of Business; Member of the Association of Chartered Accountants; Owner of First Class Accounts; Member of Closeburn Rural Fire Brigade. Director – Ozmann Pty Ltd. Board Member since October 2010. Company Secretary from May 2011 to December 2012.  Treasurer since December 2012.
Kelly Pamic

Kellie O’Brien
Deputy Chairperson

Kellie has over 18 years’ business management experience in the construction and facilities management sectors. Currently the Director and Co-Founder of Fola Muinin Pty Ltd which has operations in commercial construction and personal education.  Experience working with business and community groups (e.g. currently serving third term as Vice President of the Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce.) Member AICD. Director and Co-Founder of Fola Muinin Pty Ltd. Board Member since October 2017.
Melinda Fleming

Ruth Lennon
Company Secretary/Director

Ruth is a Chartered Accountant and registered Tax Agent who was has over 16 years accounting and taxation experience. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting and Business Law) and a Masters of Applied Taxation. Ruth’s previous board experience includes being the Treasurer and a board member for QLD Artworkers’ Alliance. Ruth is the Principle and owner of two accounting and professional services practices, Malcolm v Leeke & Co. (located at Everton Park, QLD) and Remote Tax (servicing clients located in remote areas of Australia).
Bob Millar

Robert Millar
Director

Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); Fellow of AICD, Fellow Financial Services Institute of Australia. Over 30 years’ experience in banking industry; Councillor Moreton Bay Regional Council – 2000 to 2016 (Chairman of Corporate Services, Chairman of Audit Committee); Member Local Government Mutual Services Board since 2008 – present; Member Local Government Workcover Board since 2009 – present. Director of Local Government Mutual Services. Board Member since October 2007.
Kris

Kris Panagiotopoulos
Director

Kris has over 15 years of infrastructure project assessment and investment experience across government. Currently the Director of Portfolio Management for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads overseeing a diverse agenda of road, busway, rail, cycling and marine projects. Kris’ previous experience includes industry development in agriculture and agribusiness. He has a Degree in Agriculture Science, a Masters of Business Administration and P3O® (Portfolio, Programme & Project Offices) certification. Kris has previously been involved in the Samford Community Kindergarten committee and the Samford Scouts. Board Member since January 2021.
Abby Senior

Abigail Senior
Director

Professor of Work and Organisation in QUT Business School and Head of QUT’s Academy of Learning and Teaching. Prior to becoming an academic at QUT, she worked in management roles in the UK and as the Director of Postgraduate Programmes at Sunderland University Business School, she is an international accreditor and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Wide experience working with community organisations both in a professional capacity and in a personal one (eg. President of Samford Playgroup 2010-2014). Board Member since October 2016.
Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan
Director

Adjunct Professor in the School of Government and International Relations and former Principal Policy Adviser to the Vice Chancellor of Griffith University. Former Director General, Chief Executive and senior management positions in Local, State and Commonwealth Government agencies. Chair of the Steering Committee that established Samford Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank and chaired the Pine Rivers Community Finance Limited’s Finance and Audit Committee. Has wide experience in community organisations (e.g. President Samford Show Society) and is a former member of the Sustainability Advisory Panel for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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Malcolm Frizzell
Director

Malcolm until recently worked in the Banking Industry for circa 35 years. He holds a Grad Dip in Business, Grad Cert in Governance and Risk Management from GIA and Grad Cert in Commerce from Securities Institute of Australia. The last 15 years of his Banking career, Malcolm was privileged to work in various roles with over 50 Communities Australia wide, each one of these Community Enterprise Boards witnessed various levels of increased resilience and sustainability in each of these communities.  Malcolm has strong Risk Management skills, strong Governance and Corporate Act knowledge encompassing Boardroom activities and loves the challenge of balancing decisions that meet the expectations of all stakeholders. He has been married to his wife Kerrie for 35 years and has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Outside of business, he is a keen Triathlete that keeps him fit and always meeting new people.
Maryanne

MaryAnne Morgan
Director

MaryAnne has been involved in the non-profit sector for more than 30 years. With a background in advertising and media, MaryAnne’s experience encompasses oversight, management and implementation of stakeholder engagement, strategic fundraising, events, marketing/ communications, partnerships and business development in national and state based organisations focused on mental health, homelessness and disadvantage. MaryAnne was a founding Director of the Mimiki Foundation which supported international programs for marginalised and impoverished people and outreach programs for the homeless community in Brisbane. An alumni of the QUT Business School, with a post graduate Certificate in Business
majoring in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies; a past QUT/ACPNS Alumni Committee member and a graduate of the Executive Challenge Academy. MaryAnne’s current role is Editor of The Village Pump, a free fortnightly newspaper which informs the Samford and surrounding areas on the people,
issues and events which shape the community. Importantly, MaryAnne is a proud wife and mother to two amazing daughters.

Cynthia

Cynthia Mollison
Administrative Assistant

Cynthia’s 30+ years in administration and office management across a broad spectrum of businesses and industries provides the perfect foundation for her to support the Board members as they strive to make a positive difference in our community.