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bcu Brand Advisory Council

A key commitment of the merger with P&N Bank, bcu has established a new Brand Advisory Council.

The new bcu Advisory Council will comprise external successful east coast leaders who will meet with General Manager bcu, Mike Ribbens, quarterly, offering their experience, unique skill set, networks and standing within the community to:

    • help leverage bcu’s strategic brand opportunities
    • optimise the prosperity, reach and profile of bcu on the east coast
    • positively influence and advocate for bcu and its members

Four of the six councillors have been selected to date, with the final two vacancies to be filled by influential locals who will help guide the brand and bring further diversity to the council.


Your Councillors

Sinclair Black

Sinclair was a bcu Director from 2015 to 2019 and has more than 20 years' of advertising, marketing and sales experience. Sinclair has a proven track record of strategic expertise, brand building and small business skills. He operates an advertising and television commercial and video production company with its headquarters in Coffs Harbour, employing a team of local media professionals with another office in Sydney.

Sinclair Black

Geoff Hardaker

Geoff is a self-employed businessman and was a bcu Director from 2011 to 2019. He has been involved in the office equipment industry for almost 40 years and has previously served as Chairman of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Coffs Harbour.

Geoff Hardaker

Wayne Edwards

Wayne’s career in banking spans almost 40 years and includes senior roles within NAB and ANZ. Wayne is actively involved in the community, holding the role of Treasurer of the Coffs Coast & Clarence CanDo Cancer Trust, as well as presently serving on the Board of the Coffs Harbour C.ex Group.

Wayne Edwards

Bryan Ussher

Bryan is a long-term bcu member and son of one of the original founding members of Bananacoast Community Credit Union. Now retired, Bryan had a long career as a high school maths teacher and has very strong connections with bcu’s membership, especially within bcu’s heartland of Macksville, Nambucca Heads and Bowraville.

Bryan Ussher