The Family First Board

Meet our Board

As a mutual, all members of Family First are equal shareholders and any adult member can nominate for a position on the Board.

As a Director of Family First, all Directors must satisfy the Fit & Proper requirements as set down by the prudential regular APRA. All Directors must also undergo a certain amount of ongoing training and continuing professional development in order for them to discharge their fiduciary duties in the best interests of Family First. All Directors, as well as the Senior Management of Family First are accountable under the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR).

Colin Lenton

Chair of the Board

Chair of the Board from 2015

Chair of Corporate Governance Committee

Chair of Board Renewal & Remuneration Committee

Bachelor of Business

Diploma of Financial Services

Graduate Diploma AICD 2007

Member, Australian Institute of Management

Affiliate, Institute of Internal Auditors

Associate Director 2004 to 2006

Kathy Dickson

Deputy Chair of the Board

Deputy Chair of the Board

Member of Corporate Governance Committee

Member of Audit Committee

Member of the Board Renewal & Remuneration Committee

Associate Director 2009 to 2010

Diploma in Financial Services

Diploma in Management

Antony Benetatos


Board Appointed Director 2015 – 2017

Chair of Risk Committee

Member of the Remuneration & Renewal Committee

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Laws

Master of Applied Law (Family Law)

Associate Director 2014 – 2015

Jim Couper


Board Appointed Director 2016 – 2017

Member of Audit Committee

Graduate Diploma in Marketing

Associate Director 2015 – 2016

Peter Cafe


Member of Risk Committee

Board Representative on the Board Nominations Committee

Graduate Diploma AICD 2011

Previous Chair of the Board 2007 – 2015

Previous Chair of Risk Committee

Lynette Safranek


Board Appointed Director 2017 – 2018

Chair of Audit Committee

Member of the Remuneration & Renewal Committee

Board Representative of the Community Support Grants Committee

Diploma Frontline Management

Graduate Diploma Local Government Management

Member Local Government Professionals

Associate Director 2016 – 2017

Megan Mendham


Board Appointed Director 2022

Associate Director 2019 – 2022

Member of Risk Committee

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

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