Community/Business Board

Cathy Yuncken

With over 30 years in the financial services industry, Cathy Yuncken is General Manager Commercial Bank at the Westpac Group. Prior to her appointment to this role in December 2019, Cathy’s prior roles at Westpac were General Manager Private Wealth for the Westpac Group, and General Manager Business Banking for St.George Bank, BankSA, and Bank of Melbourne, in which role she was also an Executive Director of the Advisory Boards of BankSA and Bank of Melbourne.

Cathy’s banking and finance experience spans business banking, corporate and investment banking, private banking, and wealth management. Cathy has also held senior roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, GE Capital, Barclays Capital, and Bank of America.

Cathy joined the Board of the SSMRF in May 2016, and was appointed Chairman in February 2020. She has diverse non-executive and community board experience and is also Chairman of GIS (formerly BT) Private Nominees Pty Limited.

Cathy holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from UNSW, is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors,and holds an Executive Certificate of Strategy and Innovation from MIT Sloan Business School.

Tim Daley

Tim Daley (Solicitor since 1981) is an accomplished commercial lawyer who brings extensive senior management experience and a high level of commercial acumen to his role as Director of Colin Daley Quinn.

Along with his team, Tim provides advice and representation to a host of clients on complex commercial issues including share and business sale agreements, licensing agreements, commercial contracts and corporate governance issues. Tim works closely with businesses of all sizes including small to medium family owned and operated organisations through to large privately owned entities providing in depth knowledge and advice.

Tim also advises clients in Estate Administration and Planning including how to minimise the risk of having your Will challenged, the potential impact of family law issues on asset protection, the various taxation implications of Estate Planning and the benefits of Testamentary Trusts. In addition to Commercial Law and Wills & Estate Planning,

Tim’s experience in family law includes dealing with financial issues, property settlements, superannuation splitting, parenting arrangements, child support matters and de facto relationships. Through Tim’s extensive knowledge and experience, many clients are able to settle and resolve their matter outside the Court system. Tim takes pride in the fact that he is accessible and responsive to his clients’ needs as well as being able to provide advice in plain English without the jargon.

Tim’s reputation and integrity is well recognised within the St George area as well as greater Sydney.

Professor Emad El-Omar

Professor El-Omar graduated in Medicine from Glasgow University, Scotland, and trained as a gastroenterologist. He worked as a Visiting Scholar/Scientist at Vanderbilt University, TN, and National Cancer Institute, MD, USA, and was Professor of Gastroenterology at Aberdeen University, Scotland, for 16 years before taking up the Chair of Medicine at St George & Sutherland Clinical School, UNSW. He is the Editor in Chief of the journal Gut. His research interests include the gut microbiome, inflammation driven GI cancer and IBD. He is the Director of the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital.

Professor Michael Grimm

Professor Michael Grimm is Clinical Associate Dean UNSW, and Head of the St George and Sutherland Clinical School.

He has undertaken a number of research projects in the Department of Gastroenterology, St George Clinical School, and the Inflammation and Infection Research Centre, School of Medical Sciences. Research areas include the following: immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease; novel therapeutic strategies in inflammatory bowel disease; mucosal immunity and lymphocyte trafficking; regulatory T lymphocytes and other mechanisms controlling gastrointestinal immunity; the role of the appendix in gut immunity and IBD;clinical, psychological, physiological and microbial predictors of IBD relapse.

Paul O’Sullivan

Paul O’Sullivan has been Chairman of Optus since October 2014. Paul was previously CEO of Singtel Group Consumer from 2012 -2014, where he was responsible for the wholly owned operations in Singapore and Australia, as well as Singtel’s investments in Thailand, India, Africa, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Prior to this Paul was CEO of Optus from September 2004 to March 2012. During this time Optus drove innovation and competition in the communications industry resulting in an extended period of market share and profit growth.

Paul previously held senior positions within Optus including Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Optus Mobile.

He has also worked in various international management roles at the Colonial Group and the Royal Dutch Shell Group in Canada, the Middle East, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Paul is a member of the Board of Commissioners of Telkomsel – Indonesia’s largest mobile communications company with over 130 million customers. He is a former Board Director of Bharti Airtel: India’s mobile market leader.

Paul holds a BA (Mod) Economics from Trinity College, University of Dublin and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard University, USA.

Paul is actively concerned about social inclusion issues and is a former Chairman of the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN); a Board member of the ABCN Scholarship Foundation and a member of the advisory team for the UNSW Bright Alliance.

Peter Ridley

Peter Ridley commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of St George Private Hospital in 2011, after previously holding CEO positions at Strathfield Private Hospital and Dudley (Orange) Private Hospital.

Peter has 10 years experience in the Private Health sector after joining Mayne Health, later to become operated by Ramsay Health Care. The largest provider of private health care services in Australia. During this time he has held a number of positions such as NSW Quality Coordinator, Director of Clinical Services and Chief Executive Officer.

Peter is a Registered Nurse and worked at the Children’s Hospital Westmead for almost 10 a variety of clinical and management positions, his other qualifications include a Masters in Health Management.

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Bruce Spaul

Bruce is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, with over forty years experience in professional accountancy and taxation.

He graduated from The University of NSW in 1976 and gained post-graduate qualification as a Chartered Accountant in 1978. Bruce has worked as a senior Group Financial Controller for a listed public company, and has been a partner/principal of the local accountacy firm “Munro Spaul” for over thirty years.

He has a long association with the St George Leagues Club and St George Football Club, having been a Director there since May 2000.

Bruce was very pleased and proud to join the Board in May 2012.

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Madeline Tynan

Madeline is second generation in the very successful family business her father, Michael Tynan, started over 50 years ago. Tynan Motors has over twelve brands, of which Madeline is the Dealer Principal, for Chrysler Jeep Dodge. She is on the Board for the company and is also the Marketing Director for all twelve brands.

Tynan Motors is recognised as one of the top 100 Australian private family firms, with a current turnover approaching $450 million and employing more than 250 dedicated and professional staff. She is a board member of the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation which raises much needed funds for research at the local hospitals. She is also a board member for the Dealer Council for Chrysler Jeep Dodge Australia of which she has been a member for more than five years.

She is a Committee Member for the NSW Family Business Association as well as a Committee Member for Automotive Skills Australia. During Madeline’s stellar career she has also managed to raise four beautiful children, two of whom have now joined the family business.

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