Our DIRECTORS

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

Bob Millar

Robert Millar
Director – Chairman

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.
Paul Outen

Paul Outen
Treasurer & Deputy Chairman

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.
Gail Brown

Gail Brown
Company Secretary

A trained and accredited mediator.  Over 25 years’ experience in the banking industry; 20 years with Uni Credit Union with roles and responsibilities ranging from Teller to Branch Manager.  A merger with bankmecu in 2008 provided opportunities within a larger organisation and Gail took up the role of Queensland Personal Banking Service Manager.  Gail retired from this position in 2013. Board Member since October 2014. Company Secretary since March 2015.
Ken Armstrong

Kenneth Armstrong
Director

Major, retired, British Army RA, Retired Managing Director of a major military procurement organisation in the Middle East (15 years in Oman) and inaugural president of the Arts Alliance of Pine Rivers (now a local Arts Council).  Past president of the Rotary Club of Albany Creek and remaining as a Board member. Managing Director of Armex Pty Ltd. Board Member since March 2013.

Kelly Pamic

Kellie Pamic
Director

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.
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.
Carolyn McSweeny-Grant

Carolyn Grant
Director

Carolyn Grant is director and founder of 6peas marketing and engagement and e-commerce store The Little Distinctions. Carolyn has over 20 years’ experience in senior-level marketing roles in Australia and Hong Kong in Finance, Energy and Retail. Carolyn has previously served on Samford Show Society and Mater Little Miracles committees for 8 years. Carolyn is a graduate of AICD (GAICD) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts. Board Member since December 2016.
Melinda Fleming

Ruth Lennon
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).
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.
Michelle Walsh

Michelle Walsh
Administrative Assistant

Michelle is perhaps the most important member of the team, she makes things happen. Without Michelle we wouldn’t be an effective Board and able to offer the community as much as we do, so thank you Michelle for your amazing organisational skills!