Executive Team

Our Executive Management Team brings together a range of skill sets and experience to meet the needs of our members and drive business growth.

Executive Management Team

Meet our Executive Team


Darlene Mattiske-Wood

Chief Executive Officer

Darlene Mattiske-Wood joined Australian Military Bank in March 2020 following more than 20 years’ experience in strategic and executive leadership, 15 of these driving transformational change within the Mutual sector. Most recently Darlene served as Deputy CEO for People’s Choice Credit Union where she championed member-focussed strategic leadership powered by a fully engaged people-force supporting shared and valued culture.

In addition to Darlene’s extensive Strategic, Operational and People and Culture expertise she has held several Board positions including current director with COBA (Customer Owned Banking Association) and previous Chair of Mutual Market Place representing People’s Choice in the Joint Venture Procurement Company.

Darlene’s qualifications include: The advanced management program with Harvard University in 2018, a Diploma in Management, a Bachelor of Management and a graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. In addition she is a recipient of a 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Award, and a finalist in the 2017 National Retail Banking Awards for Executive of the Year. Darlene is also a recipient of two AHRI Awards (Australian Human Resource Institute) for People Leadership and People Strategy and is a member and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Member AICD).

 

Andrew Brown

Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Brown joined Australian Military Bank in November 2012 and is responsible for the overall management of the organisation’s credit function. Andrew has over ten years’ credit related experience, with particular focus on underwriting, collections and litigation. While being employed with Australian Military Bank Andrew has held the position of Collection Manager, Consumer Lending Manager and most recently Head of Credit. Prior to this Andrew worked for Collection House holding the position of Banking and Finance Manager for 5 years.

 

Joa De Wet

Head of Finance
Joa De Wet joined Australian Military Bank in July 2013 and is responsible for the finance, treasury and product functions of Australian Military Bank. Joa is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in the financial services industry having previously worked at IOOF, Colonial First State, Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While being employed with Australian Military Bank Joa has held the position of Head of Strategy & Risk and most recently Head of Finance.

 

Laurence Halabut

Head of People and Culture
Laurence Halabut joined Australian Military Bank in January 2020 and is responsible for leading the people and culture function. Having previously worked with global organisations including Toyota Finance, Bankwest, HBOS Australia and Qantas, his strategic approach and alignment of HR initiatives with business are underpinned by over 25 years’ HR experience. Laurence is a Fellow of the Australian Human Recourses Institute (FAHRI), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds an MBA from the University of South Australia.

 

Domenic Cuda

Head of Digital and Marketing
Domenic Cuda joined Australian Military Bank in November 2019 and is responsible for Digital, Marketing and Intermediated Business functions at the bank. Domenic has over 20-years’ Digital and Marketing experience in the financial services industry having previously worked at HSBC, Rabobank, Citibank, ANZ and IAG. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Computing & Communications) and a Masters in Business & Commerce.

 

Andrew Moebus

Head of Retail Distribution - Southern Division
Andrew Moebus joined Australian Military Bank in December of 2008 and is responsible for  Retail Distribution Southern Division covering ACT/Riverina, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory,   Western Australia and the RSL relationship.  Andrew has 20 years experience within Retail Banking across a range of other Banking institutions and holds a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking. Andrew has also held Board positions with ACTRSL and RMCGC (Royal Military College Golf Club) and is an Affiliate Member of the ACTRSL Peacekeepers sub branch

 

Matthew Craig

Head of Retail Distribution – Northern Division
Matthew Craig joined Australian Military Bank in March 2019, in the role of Head of Retail Distribution – Northern Division and is responsible for the NSW and QLD branch network, the RSA business channel and the Member Contact Centre. Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services / banking sector and has held roles at National Australia Bank within the Retail, Business and Corporate segments spanning 16 years and Uniting Financial Services in Institutional banking for 8 years. His experiences span from customer engagement through to senior management positions.

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