Board of Directors
Cuscal Board of Directors
Meet Elizabeth Proust AOIndependent Chairman
Elizabeth was appointed Chairman of Cuscal on 1 June 2020 and is also the Chairman of the Board Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
Elizabeth is one of Australia’s leading business figures and has had a diverse career holding leadership roles in the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Elizabeth spent eight years at ANZ Group including four years as Managing Director of Esanda, Managing Director of Metrobanking and Group General Manager, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Management Services. Before joining ANZ, Elizabeth was Secretary (CEO) of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria) and Chief Executive of the City of Melbourne.
Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to public administration and to business, through leadership roles in government and private enterprise, as a mentor to women, and to the community through contributions to arts, charitable and educational bodies.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne. In March 2021, Elizabeth was appointed a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Other board roles currently held by Elizabeth include:
- Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC) (Director)
- GQG Partners (ASX: GQG) (Lead Independent Director)
- Fujitsu Advisory Board (Member)
Meet Craig KennedyManaging Director
Craig joined Cuscal as its Managing Director on 8 December 2008.
Craig is responsible for the corporate leadership, strategy and direction that has established Cuscal as a leading payments and regulated data services provider in Australia.
Craig has more than 35 years’ experience in the financial services sector, with particular expertise in digital banking and payments. Over the past 25 years Craig has been a director of listed and unlisted public companies and been a part of a team that built and operationalised two new retail banks in Australia. Prior to joining Cuscal, Craig was the Managing Director of Espreon Limited. He was also Head of Direct Banking at ING and has held a number of senior positions at Advance Bank Australia, State Bank of New South Wales and Monster Worldwide.
Craig holds an MBA and is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Other board roles currently held by Craig include:
- Australian Payments Plus Limited (Director)
Meet Belinda CooneyIndependent Non-Executive Director
Belinda was appointed to the Cuscal Board on 18 June 2021.
She is Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk Committee.
Belinda is an experienced company director and finance professional. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Interactive Pty Ltd, Australia’s largest privately held IT services company.
Belinda has 30 years’ experience in global financial markets, focused on the telecommunications, media and technology sector, primarily with Macquarie Capital in both principal investments and investment banking advisory. Her experience in working with clients ranges from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage technology ventures and includes working on complex global transactions as well as providing advice on strategy, business transformation, governance, and risk management. She has previously been a Non-Executive Director of 86 400 Holdings Limited.
Belinda holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters of Finance (INSEAD) and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She is also a Chartered Accountant, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA.
Other board roles currently held by Belinda include:
- CSIRO Data61 (Advisory Group Chair)
Meet Trudy VonhoffIndependent Non-Executive Director
Trudy Vonhoff was appointed to the Cuscal Board on 10 April 2019.
She is the Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
She is an experienced Non-Executive Director and previously served as a director on the boards of Ruralco Holdings Ltd, AMP Bank Limited, Cabcharge Australia Limited; and Tennis NSW. Trudy also held senior executive positions with Westpac Banking Corporation and AMP Bank Limited.
Trudy brings to the Board strong financial, risk management and governance skills, together with deep experience in financial services.
Trudy holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA.
Other board roles currently held by Trudy include:
- Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) (Director and Chair of the Remuneration and HR Committee)
- IRESS Limited (ASX: IRE) (Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee)
- Australian Cane Farms Ltd (Director)
Meet Claudine OgilvieIndependent Non-Executive Director
Claudine was appointed to the Cuscal Board on 22 February 2023.
She is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Risk Committee.
Claudine brings substantial experience in strategy, technology and innovation and deep expertise in leading digital transformation to deliver client-focused solutions. Claudine is the Managing Director for O&O Consulting, and previously a Non-Executive Director with Youi Insurance. Claudine led the Digital and Data businesses (including innovation) for Compass Group in Asia Pacific and was also the Chief Information Officer for the Jetstar Group of Airlines; and Chief Information Officer for Ridley Corporation. She also held senior product management, sales operations and marketing roles for International SOS, BP Australia and Unipath France.
Claudine holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Diploma of Business Management from the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce Reims, France. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and alumnus of the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program Kuala Lumpur and the Asialink Leaders Program (Melbourne University). She also holds qualifications in Quantum Computing and AI from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Other board roles currently held by Claudine include: Nil
Meet Ling HaiNon-Executive Director
Ling Hai was first appointed to the Cuscal Board on 25 September 2019 and is a member of the Board Risk Committee.
Ling Hai brings extensive experience in digital transformation, payments tech and scaling global businesses. Ling Hai is currently Co-President of Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and South America at Mastercard. He is responsible for advancing Mastercard’s business strategy, sales, business development, product management and engagements with customer and regulators in more than 200 markets. He is a member of both Mastercard’s Executive Leadership Team and Management Committee.
Ling Hai’s prior roles at Mastercard include Co-President of the Asia Pacific region, Division President of Greater China and Head of Enterprise Development. Previously, he held senior roles at Bank of America, MBNA and PCCC, a joint venture between HSBC and Bank of Communications.
Ling Hai holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He also holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; and a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Saint Rose.
Other board roles currently held by Ling Hai include:
- Wan Shi Wang Lian Network Technology (Chairman)
- National Committee of US-China Relations (Director)
- EDISON Alliance (Board Deputy)
- Aspen Global Leadership Network (Member)
- The College of Saint Rose Board of Trustees (Trustee)
Meet Daryl JohnsonNon-Executive Director
Daryl was appointed to the Cuscal Board on 24 February 2021. He is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Risk Committee.
Daryl brings extensive financial services experience to Cuscal and has held a number of senior executive roles at ANZ including Managing Director Business Banking. Daryl also held senior roles at National Australia Bank, including Executive General Manager NAB Business and CEO Asia. Daryl’s most recent executive role was CEO New Zealand for Rabobank.
Daryl holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Other board roles currently held by Daryl include:
- Beyond Bank Australia Ltd (Director)
- CG Spectrum Institute Pty Ltd (Non-Executive Director)
- Credit Corporation (PNG) Ltd (Non-Executive Director)
Meet Wayne StevensonNon-Executive Director
Wayne was appointed to the Cuscal Board on 28 January 2020. He is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Wayne brings extensive experience in financial services across a broad range of disciplines. This included over 15 years in various CFO and strategy roles at ANZ involving the undertaking of significant acquisitions, restructures and divestments across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
He is an experienced Non-Executive Director and has served on Boards spanning a number of industries including insurance, banking, SaaS technology, outdoor media and commercial radio. Directorships have included Onepath Life Insurance Ltd, Onepath General Insurance Ltd; ANZ Lenders Mortgage Insurance Ltd; QMS Media Ltd; and MediaWorks Holdings Ltd.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Other board roles currently held by Wayne include:
- BigTinCan Holdings Ltd (ASX: BTH) (Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee)
- Credit Union Australia Ltd (Great Southern Bank) (Director and Chair of the Audit Committee)
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