Today, Fire Service Credit Union is still run by firefighters. The majority of our Board of Directors, including the Chairman, are operational firefighters elected by you, the members. Your share gives you those voting entitlements, as a part owner.
Board of Directors
Paul Fletcher, Board Chairman
Appointed to the Board March 2011 – Appointed Chairman October 2015
Paul was born in England where he did his formative education joining the Merchant Navy where he served six years as an Engineering Officer. After emigrating to Australia in 1981, Paul has served over 33 years within the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service and is currently Deputy Chief Officer. Paul has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management and is a Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers and continues to be active with various professional development initiatives. Paul is married with two daughters and has three grandchildren; he enjoys motorcycle riding and sea fishing.
Jeffrey Swann, Board Deputy Chairman
Appointed to the Board in March 2011
Jeff is a current member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and deputy Chairman since October 2015. Jeff’s career path started in the Automotive Industry as a mechanic, he proceeded through sales and marketing positions to becoming Managing director for over 20 years. Jeff has a diverse background and experience in a variety of industries including, small business, automotive services, education and public safety. Jeff holds a Cert4 in management and a Diploma of Business Management.
Eugene Holzbauer, Director, Audit Committee Chairman
Appointed to the Board March 2007
Eugene has spent the last 30 years working in taxation and business services and currently runs his own accounting practice specializing in small to medium business tax planning. Eugene has a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy and became a Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand in 1995. Eugene is also a licenced SMSF auditor and tax agent.
Alex Karapetian, Director, Risk Committee Chairman
Appointed to the Board December 2013
Alex has a diverse background in a variety of industries including, banking and finance, local and federal government, mining and oil and gas. He has extensive risk management, corporate finance and budget experience. Alex is a Manager, Health Portfolio Budgets at SA Health and operates an educational website. Alex has a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Certificate in Finance from Charles Sturt University.
Noel Johnson, Board Director
Appointed to the Board March 2005
Noel is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee. Noel was appointed Manager of The Fire Service Fund in July 1998, which he still holds. Noel held the position of State Executive Officer of the Australian Institute Banking and Finance, for which he was granted Life Membership of the Institute. Noel also had an extensive career in Banking for 33 years with the former State Bank of SA, then BankSA. Over this period, Noel served 25 years in Rural South Australia and completed his banking service as a senior Branch Manager. Noel is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants.
Lisa Lew, Board Director
Appointed to the Board November 2015
Lisa has been an out-posted Business Manager from the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission for the past seven years with the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service and the South Australian Country Fire Service. As Business Manager, Lisa works closely with Executive and Senior Managers to provide financial management advice, oversee quarterly reviews and manage the operating and capital budgets. Lisa is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide.
Greg Northcott, Board Director
Appointed to the Board November 2015
Joshua Gillespie, Board Director
Appointed to the Board November 2019
Josh’s career started with an apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating which turned into business he ran for a number of years. He reached the rank of Corporal as a reservist in the Royal Australian Engineers while continuing his study. He holds a Diploma of Business Management and Real Estate Services. He is the Director of Ray White Unley and specialises in Leasing and Sales of Residential Property.
Fire Service Credit Union Staff
Tricia Ireland – Chief Executive Officer
Judith Driscoll – Chief Financial Officer
Karen Plunkett – Risk & Compliance Manager
Maria Arena – Senior Loans Officer
Gaye McKee – Loans Officer
Kelly Plunkett – Member Service Officer
Anastasia Antoniou – Member Service Officer
Kane Paterson – Member Service Officer
Travis Middleton – Member Service Officer
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