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Board of Directors

Robert Michael Phillips


Occupation: Retired High School Principal

Qualifications, experience and expertise: High school teacher/ Head teacher/ Deputy Principal/ Principal for 37 years; Life Member of NSW Secondary Principals Council; Member of Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership; Trained Mediator, Department of Education and Communities; Director and honorary secretary of North Epping Bowling and Community Club; Member of UN Women Australia; Member of Rostrum Clubs of NSW; Member of Epping Civic Trust.

Special responsibilities: Chairman and Member of Finance, Governance and Community Funding & Business Development Committees

Interest in shares: 1,000

Meera Iyer


Occupation: Chief Finance Director/CFO and Strategy Consultant

Qualifications, experience and expertise: Experienced Chief Financial Officer and strategic leader with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) qualifications, drives innovation and high-performance outcomes across diverse sectors, including financial services, fintech, and non-profits ensuring sustained viability.

Serves as Treasurer & Board member of the Women and Girl’s Emergency Centre – Not for Profit organisation for assistance to victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Special responsibilities: Treasurer and member of Finance Committee

Interest in shares: Nil

Craig Eric Gallagher

Non-executive director

Occupation: Retired Solicitor

Qualifications, experience and expertise: 38 years Epping/Eastwood suburban Practitioner; 1995 appointed trustee State Sports Centre Trust until its closure; 1998 to March 2012 trustee and Chairman of Parramatta Stadium Trust; from March 2012 to 2017 Chairman of Sydney Local Venue Council and director of Venues NSW Authority; September 2012 appointed trustee Sydney University Centre for Disabilities Studies and member and director of Epping Rotary Club for 21 years.

Special responsibilities: Deputy Chair, Member of Governance and Community Funding & Business Development Committees

Interest in shares: Nil

Ian David Bittner

Non-executive director

Occupation: Quality Officer/Risk Manager, Pathology North, Royal North Shore Hospital

Qualifications, experience and expertise: Pathology Administrator Graduate Diploma in Management, 1997 Adelaide University School of Management; previously worked as Chief General Manager of Operations in Malaysia and Singapore; past President and current Board member of Epping Rotary Inc.; past Treasurer of Lifeway Lutheran Church, Epping; extensive experience in financial management and currently working in the area of risk management.

Special responsibilities: Company Secretary

Interest in shares: Nil

Robyn Dawn Clark

Non-executive director

Occupation: Managing Director of HR Consulting business

Qualifications, experience and expertise: Masters of Educational Leadership, Director Loreto Normanhurst Board 20132019, Chair of Principal Selection Committee. Senior HR professional for over 25 years, career in financial services, printing and technology industries.

Special responsibilities: Chair of Governance Committee

Interest in shares: Nil

Jacquie McCann

Non-executive director

Occupation: Director of McCann Advisory & Consulting

Qualifications, experience and expertise: Experienced Chief Operating, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with 25 years plus experience in leadership roles.  Acting as coach, mentor and advisor to C-suite and Boards.  Industry experience includes education, banking, technology and media.
Holds chartered accounting, governance (including GAICD, GIA) and coaching qualifications.

Special responsibilities: Member of Finance Committee

Interest in shares: Nil

Janet McGarry

Non-executive director

Occupation: Marketing and Communications Senior Executive

Qualifications, experience and expertise: 30+ years experience in marketing and communications in the tourism accommodation sector for a leading NFP membership organisation. Editor of 50th Anniversary books on the history of North Epping Public School and North Epping Rangers. 5 years as President of Epping Civic Trust.

Special responsibilities: Member of Community Funding and Business Development Committee.

Interest in shares: Nil

Justin Lian Sin Kang

Non-executive director

Occupation: Partner, Dentons Australia Ltd

Qualifications, experience and expertise:

Special responsibilities: Member of Community Funding & Business Development Committee

Interest in shares: Nil

Joanne Lynch

Non-executive director

Occupation:  Governance and Performance Manager with a major construction/infrastructure management project.
Qualifications, experience and expertise:  30+ years of experience in financial and operational leadership roles in the UK, US, Japan and Australia working across a range of industries (pharmaceutical, IT, industrial services).  6 years as Treasurer of the Beecroft and District Garden Club.  Holds accounting, organisational coaching and workplace health/safety qualifications.
Special responsibilities:  Chair of Finance Committee
Shares: Nil

EDFS Newsletter

Autumn 2024


Recent news

Bumper community grants

Posted 22 May 2024

An extensive range of community grants have been given to community not-for-profit and charitable organisations in the first half of 2024. This is part […]

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Autumn News out now!

Posted 30 April 2024

It has been a very busy start to 2024 for Community Bank Epping and our latest Autumn 2024 newsletter has a great round up […]

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Sport enhances our community

Posted 23 April 2024

Whether you like to kick a ball (round or oval!), throw a pass, run a circuit or use a bat – sport is part […]

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New Community Hall for Epping

Posted 18 April 2024

Community Bank Epping are delighted to announce our support of a new community facility in Epping – the Epping Rotary Hall – through a […]

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