AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Our Ambassadors provide voluntary assistance to the directors promoting Harbord Financial Services and the Freshwater Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited.

Freshwater Community Bank® Branch now sponsors over 60 different community organisations of which some have several events throughout the year where representation of the branch is required. Our Ambassador Program has recruited community minded people who have a genuine interest in the prosperity and opportunities available with the local community.

Currently we have three Ambassadors who assist Harbord Financial Services Limited, and represent Freshwater Community Bank® Branch.

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IAN JOYNSON

Married to Fay for over 50 years with 3 children and 3 grandchildren, Ian is a founding Director of Freshwater Community Bank® Branch.

More recently moving into an Ambassador role, Ian is still actively involved in shaping the business and seeking opportunities to benefit the greater community.

During his working career, Ian was employed by Rocla Industries Ltd for over 20 years with 15 years in marketing and management. He then ran local businesses for over 20 years as proprietor and operator of both Harbord and Harbord West newsagencies.

BRYN RUSSELL

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Bryn has worked as an ICT Project Manager for the last 20 years with extended periods working throughout Asia, USA, and South America.

Apart from work, Bryn is involved in Surf Life Saving and has filled most committee positions at South Curl Curl SLSC, including four years as President.

As a passionate volunteer, giving back to the community is a significant part of Bryn’s character. One of his most pleasing achievements is his involvement in helping to establish the free Community CPR & First Aid program in conjunction with the Freshwater Community Bank Branch.

With hundreds of community members having already participated in this program, Bryn hopes to continue its success for many years to come.

GREG HARDING

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Greg is a Fellow CPA with formal qualifications in Accounting and Tax Law as well as “on the job” training in Customer Service, Distribution and Operations.

With thirty five years business experience, twenty five of those in Senior Management roles and Consulting, in the fields of Resources, Banking, Finance, Computers, IT, Insolvency & Reconstruction, Litigation Support, Caretaker Management, Start-ups and Internet Marketing.

Greg’s management and financial consulting experience consists of various roles with Chartered Accounting firms, Small Business Clients as well as major liquor wholesale and distribution clients, Tucker Seabrook and Moet-Hennessy.

Greg was most recently CFO of ASX listed company, WPG Resources Ltd, for 6 years. In this role, as well as statutory and ASX reporting, Greg was heavily involved in the development of the $320 million Peculiar Knob Iron Ore Project.

THOMAS GUY

Tom has been involved in the Bank since 2010 and was a founding Ambassador in 2012.

Currently completing a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics at the University of Notre Dame, Tom has strong interests in commercial law, economics and social issues.

Tom's enthusiasm and community involvement has seen him continue to represent Freshwater Community Bank® Branch.

With input into monthly Board meetings, Business Development Committee meetings and representing the Bank at various public events, Tom is also keen on developing Youth Projects as part of our Community Sponsorship Funding Program as well as assisting in the establishment of the Freshwater Community Bank Tertiary Scholarships.

He now mentors Freshwater Community Bank® Branch’s Youth Participants Program with Director, Noela Roberts.

ROHAN FELL

Rohan is a current Ambassador for the Freshwater Community Bank® Branch and student at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).

Rohan is in his second year of his studies in the Bachelor of Sport Management with the college.

He relocated from his home town of Tathra on the Far South Coast of NSW to pursue his passion for sport and business management.

Rohan is an active member of the ICMS community and Harbord Financial Services, with his work at ICMS in the Operations and Development department as well as holding a current role as a Senior Student Ambassador. Rohan joined Bendigo bank in 2013, with roles at Pambula and District Community Bank Branch holding the inaugural role of Junior Director. This Role saw Rohan into his initial interest and further passion for business and has now transferred his position to becoming an Ambassador for the Freshwater Community Bank® Branch.

Rohan will be going onto his Industry Training placement as part of his qualification in May 2015, and hopes to secure himself a role at the Sydney Swans AFL club in corporate partnerships where he will draw from his experiences and ambassadorship with Bendigo Bank. 

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