Our Directors​

Maldon District Financial Services Ltd are currently recruiting for new voluntary Directors.  If you have the appropriate time, energy and skills, we would love to hear from you.  Click on the link below for more information and for details about how to apply.

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Ross Egleton – Chair

Ross joined the board as a way to contribute his time to the local district. He has a business degree and has been a director of his family farming company for 15 years. Ross enjoys strategically planning and delivering positive social impact.

Ross’ career has seen him spend the last twenty years in roles assisting the community including international development in the Asia Pacific region, youth, disability, health, education, housing, foster care and environmental sustainability and renewable energy. His current role is in family violence prevention and support.

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Kerryn Healy – Treasurer

Kerryn joined the Board as a director in June 2015. She has enjoyed a 40-year career as an administrator in the Victorian public health system, working away from the district for 15 years (returning home to Maldon on weekends during this time). When she returned to live full time in Maldon she was looking for a way to ‘put back’ into the community that she has lived in all her life. The opportunity to be part of the Maldon & District Community Bank provided an ideal way to do this.

In her downtime, Kerryn is pretty much a “sports nut’. She tries to play golf when she can, is a Carlton Football Club tragic, attends fitness classes weekdays, swims the Lorne Pier to Pub, runs a bit and most recently was part of the Maldon Murray to Moyne cycling team that raised much needed funds for the Maldon Hospital. Kerryn is also the Treasurer of the Maldon Golf Club.

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Michael Annear – Director

Michael is an experienced executive focused on delivering positive outcomes for communities within Australia and internationally.  Michael is currently the Director Infrastructure and Development with Mount Alexander Shire Council and is responsible for the delivery of statutory functions including land use planning, development and building control, environmental health and waste management.  Michael is also involved with the Campbells Creek Colts Cricket Club and the School Council of Castlemaine Primary School.
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Jessica Clarke-Hong – Director

Jess joined the board in 2023, where her key areas of expertise are Governance Risk, Compliance and Law. Jess is the Governance Manager for the City of Greater Bendigo, and is also a qualified lawyer and experienced governance professional. Jess actually grew up on a farm between Maldon and Harcourt and after living all over Australia in the Army, decided to return to Harcourt to raise her young family and start their small business.

Jess is an active member of her local community and sees the community banking model as an ideal way to grow our local communities.

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Katie McEachran – Director

Katie previously worked in the Maldon Branch as a Customer Service Supervisor and Communications Officer, before joining the Bendigo Bank head office in Network Support as a Cyber Security Analyst. Katie is currently studying Bachelor of IT Cyber Security but also holds a Double Diploma of Conservation & Land Management/Diploma of Sustainability as well as Certificate III Financial Services.

Katie began her directorship in May 2020 and currently holds the role of Assistant Treasurer.


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Meg Sattler – Director

Meg Sattler is passionate about involving crisis-affected communities in decisions that affect them, having worked for more than a decade to improve accountability in the foreign aid sector. Now Director of Ground Truth Solutions, she is also a writer, speaker and strategist on aid reform. Meg has previously worked on global policy with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNICEF, the United Nations World Food Programme and various international non-governmental organisations, following senior humanitarian management roles in Haiti, Pakistan, Iraq and throughout the Middle East. She holds postgraduate degrees in Journalism and Humanitarian Management.  

Leaving Castlemaine after her teenage years to pursue a global career, Maldon has been her Australian base between deployments since 2009. She is passionate about preserving and improving Maldon’s natural environment and biodiversity, creating educational opportunities for local youth and promoting the area’s indigenous significance. 

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Matthew Gordon – Director

Matthew is an experienced business executive and public servant who’s career in public policy, project management, sales, start-up entrepreneurship and government has spanned 15 years.  Matthew currently works at Capire – a specialist community engagement company and in his spare time is busy restoring an 1860’s miners cottage in Maldon.  Matthew also loves spending time with family and friends. Matthew joined our Board to have a positive impact on the community and to learn more about community banking.

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Helen Curran – Director

Helen brings to the board a varied career experience in banking and manufacturing industries – across the UK, US and now Australia. Helen and her husband moved to Maldon because of the vitality of community activity that was evident on their first visit, and she is keen to play a role in supporting the community to thrive through the Community Bank Model.  Her children attend local schools and are members of numerous sports clubs, and her husband volunteers with the CFA.  

Helen has an enthusiasm for learning and embedding improvements in how teams work – she loves facilitating groups to solve complex problems and strongly believes that the collective brain of a team leads to better outcomes.  Getting involved in the development of the MDFSL strategy was a perfect way to start on the board!

Kelly is a cyber-security professional with over 22 years of hands-on delivery and leadership experience. His career in the New Zealand Defence Force developed his leadership and business skills and ignited his passion for helping people and communities in need.

A key area of the past 12 years of Kelly’s career has been developing commercially viable cyber security services that organisations across Australiana and New Zealand need to protect their brand and data from cyber criminals.

Kelly is also an active volunteer for the SES.

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Dja Dja Wurrung people, and we pay our respect to the elders past, present and emerging. The Dja Dja Wurrung people have been custodians of this land for many centuries, and have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, ritual and renewal. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.

We express our gratitude that we share this land together, our sorrow for some of the cost of that sharing, and our hope and belief that we can move to a place of equity, justice and partnership together.

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