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Our Executive Team

Our team of executives is committed to the members and staff of People's Choice Credit Union. 

Just as fulfilling the needs of our members is the top priority for our Executive Team and all staff, our Board of Directors strive to provide an excellent service to our members and the community.

The People's Choice Annual Report showcases our achievements, including financial performance, our support of the community and our committment to meeting the needs of our members. 

Steve Laidlaw

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Steve was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of People’s Choice Credit Union in January 2016, having previously been the organisation’s Chief Financial Officer since 2012. 

He has significant people leadership and General Management experience in the retail banking and finance industry. He also previously held the Chief Financial Officer role with Rural Bank, now a part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group of Companies for approximately seven years. Steve is also a Director of Cuscal Limited.

Peter Corolis

Chief Transformation Officer

BComm, GradDip AppFin & Inv, GMB (Harvard)

Peter Corolis was appointed Chief Risk Officer in March 2016.  He has 16 years’ experience and previously held Executive positions in operations and risk management at Rural Bank.  Peter has also held senior leadership positions at APRA and has considerable experience in strategic planning, organisational design, risk management and banking operations.

Peter is also a Director of Data Action, a provider of digital and core banking solutions for the mutual banking sector.


David Lewis

Chief Member Officer

AdvDip Acctg

David joined People’s Choice Credit Union in 1991 and was appointed as General Manager Retail Banking in 1999. He was appointed Chief Sales Officer in March 2017 with responsibility for the management of People’s Choice’s retail banking, financial planning and direct member operations.

David has been responsible for delivering a multi-channel strategy that adopts the latest retail banking technologies to focus on member needs, and has been instrumental in building a national presence for People’s Choice Credit Union including implementing its strategies throughout the retail network.


Geoff Wenborn

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

MBus IT, BSc

Geoff joined People’s Choice Credit Union in September 2017, bringing many years of experience in financial services, energy and not-for-profit sectors. He is a leader in Information Technology with significant experience in digital transformation, and in particular the operating model, strategy and architecture of technology services in both large scale enterprises and start-ups. 

Geoff’s most recent role was Chief Information Officer at Uniting Care Queensland where he focused on designing, developing and executing a strategy to transform multiple organisations into a single digital services group. Prior to this role he has undertaken CIO roles with Origin Energy, NAB and MLC.

Geoff currently chairs IT advisory boards for Starlight Children’s Foundation and CIO Advisory.


Vince Pace

Chief Financial Officer

MAcctg, BComm, CPA

Vince was appointed Chief Financial Officer at People’s Choice Credit Union in February 2017 and has more than 20 years’ experience in executive finance and treasury roles in the banking and utilities sectors.

He was previously Chief Financial Officer at ElectraNet, the operator of South Australia’s electricity transmission network, and prior to that was the Head of Corporate Services and General Manager Finance & Treasury with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. Vince is a director of Mutual Marketplace, a specialist procurement business delivering savings for the Australian mutual industry.

Michael Töns

Chief Risk Officer


Michael joined People’s Choice in December 2017 and has more than 15 years’ experience covering financial services, strategic planning, digital transformation, risk management and information technology.

He was previously Head of Enterprise Risk with responsibility for overseeing People’s Choice’s non-financial risk and was the Head of Strategy & Architecture at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.


Taryn Shearn

Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary

LLB (Hons), BComm

Taryn joined People’s Choice in 2012 and is responsible for the management of the organisation’s Legal and Company Secretarial functions. 

Taryn has more than 20 years’ experience in legal in-house and private practice roles. Prior to joining People’s Choice, Taryn practised in corporate and banking and financial services law. Taryn was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2017.

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