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Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team

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


Steve Laidlaw

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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.

Darlene Mattiske-Wood

Image of Deputy Chief Executive Officer Darlene Mattiske-Wood

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Strategy, Marketing & People Officer

Dip Nursing, Dip Management, BA Management, Grad Dip Mgt (HR), CAHRI, MAICD

Darlene was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in February 2016. As Chief Strategy, Marketing and People Officer, Darlene is responsible for the development and implementation of the People’s Choice Strategic Plan as well as the leadership of the credit union’s strategies for People & Culture, Marketing & Products, Communications & Public Affairs, Member Experience and the transformation framework to develop and deliver a new Member Centric Target Operating Model. Darlene is also a director of Mutual Market Place representing People’s Choice in a Joint Venture Procurement company.

Darlene has 13 years’ executive experience with People’s Choice focused on People and Culture, operational leadership and change management. She also has more than 20 years’ experience as a strategic leader reporting at the CEO and Board level in both private and public organisations. Her functional responsibilities have included transformational change management, strategy, human resource management and organisational development, stakeholder relations, marketing and customer operations.

Darlene has received the following recognition:
The 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Award, Corporate & Private South Australian; Finalist in the 2017 National Retail Banking Awards for Executive of the Year; Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) 2008 People Leadership and People Strategy Awards


Peter Corolis
Image of Chief Risk Officer Peter Corolis

Chief Risk 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
Image of Deputy Chief Sales Officer David Lewis

Chief Sales 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.


Vince Pace
Image of Chief Financial Officer 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.

Geoff  Wenborn
Image of Chief Digital & Technology Officer 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.

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