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BRIAN BENNETT

Manager

Brian was appointed the Manager of The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) in July 2016. Brian had a 36-year career working in Credit Unions in Australia. Brian’s last position was CEO of Encompass Credit Union (now Endeavour Mutual Bank) for eleven years to 2016.

Brian has considerable experience working as a CEO and an Executive Manager and has worked in the areas of Finance, Lending, IT, Compliance & Risk and Strategic development. He has served on numerous Boards & Committees within the credit union industry in Australia.

Brian is very passionate about credit unions/Savings Co-operatives, their people and the work they do both in Australia and developing countries. He has participated and presented as a speaker at Asian Credit Unions (ACCU) conferences and Pacific Credit Unions (Oceanic) conferences in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Bali, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand and has attended WOCCU conferences as appropriate.

Brian has been instrumental during the period of 2014-16 in raising over $200,000 from Australian Credit Unions for an international credit union development projects in Laos and Bhutan. This has continued with the establishment of Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) and their international development work with the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) and working domestically with Barnardos Australia.

Credit unions offer people hope for the future to build a better life for themselves and it is through this work of people helping people that there is a bright future for everyone.