Leadership Team

It has never been more important for our financial institution to have a Board that is passionate about their work and cares about overall governance to help create great value for our Members.

Peter M Schiller - Chair

MBA, Grad Dip. Banking & Fin., MAICD

Peter joined the Board in July 2018 and has nearly 40 years banking experience in Executive Management roles in Risk, Relationship Management, IT and Audit with both the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the ANZ Banking Group.


Committee Memberships:
  • Audit (July 2018 to present)
  • Nominations & Remuneration (October 2021 to present)


Peter is an avid world traveller especially cruising. When he's not travelling, he enjoys going to the movies with his wife or sons, gardening and following the AFL.


Robyn L FitzRoy - Non-Executive Director


Robyn joined the Board in January 2015. She is also a director of the Self-Managed Super Fund Association. She has over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry and is a former Executive Director of Macquarie Bank. Robyn is a management consultant specialising in governance and is a former non-executive director of CUSCAL. She also is an accredited facilitator and author of courses for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Committee Memberships:
  • Chair Nominations & Remuneration (December 2015 to present)
  • Audit (January 2020 to present)


Robyn believes in keeping her mind and body active. In her spare time she enjoys Pilates, taking long walks with her Boston terrier, and her friends say she throws a perfect ‘Gin’ Soiree.


Christine (Chris) Franks AM FAICD - Non-Executive Director

BA (Statistics, Sociology), M.Mgmt (Community)

Chris joined the Board in August 2019. She is a director with more than 20 years’ governance experience in financial services, health, NFP and government, and is currently founder and CEO/Chair of Women in Aid & Development and the Chairs Circle. She is a strong advocate of customer-owned banking with significant experience as a mutual banking director. Chris has an executive background in sales, marketing, customer research and customer service across commercial and not-for-profit sectors and was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2020.


Committee Memberships:
  • Risk (August 2019 to present)
  • Nominations & Remuneration (August 2019 to present)


Chris enjoys travel with her partner and shares his passion for bird photography, enjoys wine tasting and spending time with godchildren and grandchildren.


Andrew B. Black - Non-Executive Director

Adv Dip. Financial Planning, Dip. Financial Services (Finance & Mortgage Broking), MAICD

Andrew joined the board in August 2019, and has over 35 years financial services experience in banking, wealth, insurance and investments with Citibank (UK & Australia), Commonwealth Bank, St.George Bank, Skandia Australia and Plan B Group Holdings. Andrew has held other non-executive Director and advisory board roles in business coaching and personal insurances and is currently a responsible manager for personal insurance comparison website lifeinsurancecomparison.com.au owned by Alternative Media.


Committee Memberships:
  • Chair Audit (November 2020 to present)
  • Risk (October 2021 to present)


Andrew enjoys time with family and friends, especially on the family farm and camping with his three grandsons, travelling and keeping active through going to the gym, spin cycling, tennis, squash and snow skiing.


Dr Hilangwa Maimbo - Non-Executive Director

PhD (IS), Mcom. (IS), PGrad Dip. (IS), BTech (Hons), MAICD, MIITPSA

Dr. Hilangwa Maimbo joined the board in April 2021 and is an Information Technology professional with over 20 years of experience in several Senior and Executive Management roles, both local and international. Dr. Maimbo has broad industry experience having worked in Financial Services, State Government, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Information Technology Services. Prior to joining the Board at Gateway Bank, he was a Non-Executive Director at Mountain’s Youth Services Team (MYST). In addition, to his NED roles, Dr. Maimbo works with organisations to deliver complex Information Technology solutions through his expertise in Digital Transformation, IT Strategy, IT Operations and Service Delivery. Dr. Maimbo holds current certifications in Information Technology, Project Management, and a PhD in Information Systems.


Committee Memberships:
  • Audit (April 2021 to present)
  • Risk (November 2021 to present)


Hilangwa enjoys several hobbies that include interests such as Fitness, Golf, and Photography. He particularly enjoys spending time vacationing and traveling with his family.


Peter M. Binetter – Non-Executive Director

B.D.S, M.Comm (Finance), GAICD

Peter joined the Board in May 2023 and has over 30 years experience as a senior executive in risk management, treasury and funds management with Investec, ANZ Funds Management, Citibank and Westpac. He is currently the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Australian Dental Association, an External Member of the Safety and Risk Committee of the University of New South Wales, and is a former Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer for the Investec Group in Australia.


Committee Memberships:
  • Chair Risk (July 2023 to Present)


Peter enjoys active walking, music, family and friends. Peter has also taken up yoga and is learning guitar to deepen his enjoyment of mostly 70s and 80s music.


Lianne Bolton – Non-Executive Director


Lianne joined the Board in August 2023 and brings over 30 years’ experience in financial services. Lianne is currently Chief Financial Officer with financial advisory and accounting services business Findex.

Lianne is experienced in capital raising, securitisation, balance sheet management and risk management. Lianne’s diverse background spans executive roles in public and privately owned companies across Australia, South Africa and the UK where she successfully navigated organisations through significant change and ongoing regulatory reform while driving growth in top and bottom-line performance.


Committee Memberships:
  • Risk (August 2023 to present)


She is passionate about helping others, and in her personal time you can find Lianne supporting community charities, like the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai women’s shelter where she previously held a board role as Treasurer.

Lexi Airey - Chief Executive Officer

BA (Hons), MSc

Lexi started her time with Gateway as Chief Customer Officer and commenced the role of Chief Executive Officer in early 2019.

She is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the business. Before joining Gateway, Lexi held a number of customer focused roles across a variety of industries in Australia and the UK, including financial services, telecoms and postal services.

During hours Lexi often goes for a run before setting off for the office or for a walk to local street libraries to swap books.

After hours Lexi is passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle that is good for both the pocket and the planet. She is currently investing time in learning new skills most of which are used renovating an old church in Tasmania.


Gerald Nicholls - Chief Risk Officer

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Gerald’s role is to work with the business and the Board to align strategic and operational efforts to an agreed risk framework. He leads Gateway’s Risk Governance Division where his team actively oversees all elements of credit and operational risk including credit management, compliance and the development of policies and procedures.

Gerald has worked in financial services for over 30 years in both sales and risk roles and that experience across the sector is fully utilised in his role at Gateway.

During hours Gerald likes to use his daily commute for exercise, running or riding to the city, so toast and coffee at the desk is common as the team prepares for the day ahead.

After hours In Gerald’s spare time he’s a triathlete, a yachtsman, mechanic and musician, each unfortunately to about the same standard. As he often says, “I may not be a winner, but I am a finisher”.


Doug Gordon - Chief Financial Officer


Doug leads the Finance and Treasury functions, responsible for a blend of financial stewardship, planning and strategy – keeping Gateway financially secure and best placed to continue serving our members.

Doug is a qualified Chartered Accountant having spent 6 years in professional services at BDO in South Africa. He moved to Australia in 2010 and has since held senior finance roles within financial services. Prior to joining Gateway Doug was the Chief Finance Officer at Investec Australia where he served in a variety of finance roles from 2011 to 2022.

During hours Doug is an early riser and enjoys catching up on the daily news with a morning cuppa. This is followed by getting the family out of bed and then onto the beautiful commute over the Harbour bridge.

After hours Doug is an avid DIY’er. On weekends you will find him on the tools having a go at various projects. He is a big family man and loves spending time with his wife and twin boys. 


Peter Buzek - Chief Technology Officer


As CTO, Peter is tasked with establishing a technological vision and leading the technological development for the organisation. Daily, he provides sound technical leadership in all aspects of the business by collaborating with employees, stakeholders and Members. Peter is also responsible for the creation of overall technology standards and practices, and ensuring adherence.

Peter is a Gateway veteran having joined in 2011. Prior to Gateway, he worked in financial services managing core and mission critical applications, with a focus on team development. Combined, he has over 15 years management experience in all areas of IT.

During Hours Peter enjoys early starts and finds his daily drive relaxing – even in traffic – he uses the time to listen to podcasts and stay in touch with family.

After Hours Peter is a DIY IoT project enthusiast and a big F1 and soccer fan (and is often sad about West Ham results). When he’s not installing home automation or enjoying sports, you’ll find him travelling or socialising with friends.


Zeb Drummond - Chief Operating Officer

Zeb has over 18 years of banking experience having worked across a range of disciplines in a range of organisations from the big banks to customer owned banks and has been with Gateway for 8 years.

Zeb currently leads Gateway’s sales and operational teams including the direct & 3rd Party sales functions, customer service teams through to the lending origination, settlement and transactional service teams. Zeb also manages the relationship with our broker aggregator partners.

During Hours After his commute from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Zeb enjoys collaborating with his teams to continue to look for better ways to serve our members.

After Hours Zeb enjoys balancing the needs of his young family, surfing and snowboarding.


Adam Norman - Chief Marketing Officer

BA (Hons)

Adam has worked in financial services marketing for over 20 years with roles spanning the UK, Asia and Australia. Adam has worked across large global banks and local customer owned banks. Prior to joining Gateway in 2020 he was Regional Head of Marketing Asia for Royal Bank of Canada.

Adam leads a team of product and marketing professionals to grow Gateway’s brand and promote the bank’s Pocket & Planet purpose. He is also responsible for product management and ensuring that Gateway’s products and services are designed to meet the needs of our current and future members.

During Hours Adam enjoys reading the news on the bus on the way into work, followed by a morning coffee and a catch up with his team. And checking the latest competitor advertising online and on billboards around the city.

After Hours Adam has two sons at primary school and enjoys spending time with the family. He’s also a sports fan and keeps up to date with Liverpool FC in the Premier League and would love to spend more time on the golf course working on reducing his handicap.

Gateway Bank has created the Pocket and Planet Advisory Council to assist the Gateway Bank Board and Management Team in the development and implementation of its Pocket and Planet purpose.

Gateway’s purpose is to help members save both money and the planet. Pocket and Planet recognises that although many people would like to be greener in their everyday lives, sometimes this option is more expensive. Gateway aims to facilitate both goals simultaneously – being green should save you money, not be expensive. It shouldn’t cost the earth to save the earth.

The Council is voluntary and we are incredibly grateful for the commitment and input of its members.




Amy Croucher

Amy is a sustainability expert working for Sustainability Advantage - the NSW Government’s flagship business program, providing strategic advice, activating and enabling sustainability leadership and practice. To complement her role as the Nature Positive Lead, and further her interest in connecting with nature, she has completed post graduate studies in natural resource management.


As an enthusiastic and passionate sharing economy advocate, Amy founded and manages the Inner West Tool Library Sydney. 


Having lived in a number of countries and being involved in different fields of work spanning the public, private and not for profit sectors, Amy appreciates the diversity and expertise of all people. She loves connecting with engaged communities and thrives on seeing connections made and the amazing ideas, projects and collaborations that result.


Digby Hall

Digby is a climate adaptation architect who focuses on climate mitigation and adaptation for property, organisations and executives. He has spent nearly 30 years in this space because of his belief that we’re all part of one amazing, living system that needs our help. Digby is a loving father whose kids who inspire him daily. He’s creative, innovative, ever curious and a perpetual learner.

Digby has had a lifelong passion for climate foresight, sustainable development, design for equity, urban agriculture, and all of the amazing start-ups in this field, giving him a special knack for making these opportunities legible and accessible for everyone no matter their budget. He also sits on the Board of Pocket City Farms in Sydney’s inner west, helping to bring food sovereignty back into our urban communities.


Greg Hodgson

Greg Hodgson has spent most of the last 20 years designing products for Domestic and Investment Banks across the UK, Europe and Switzerland. Originally trained as a psychologist in Adelaide, Greg has held a wide number of roles over the years in between various technology and design roles, including rejuvenating a bar in the French Alps, starting his own online businesses, and building his own house. Now back in Australia and based in Sydney, he works within Australia's technology sector leader - Atlassian - as Head of Design.


Kirsten Junor

Kirsten, the Chief Executive Officer of Reverse Garbage, lives and breathes reuse – which has been the ethos of Reverse Garbage for 46 years.

Her years in film and theatre transforming costumes from one period to another on a budget and running operations at Dress for Success Sydney have all drawn on her passion for reuse and the environment.
In her current role at Reverse Garbage, Kirsten sees education as having a direct and important role in informing the community about the importance of reuse “Waste” as a resource, not landfill.

“At Reverse Garbage we have such a wonderful and diverse community, every day we are able to work directly with educators, students, artists, DIY’ers, community groups …everyone, to provide budget-friendly reuse resources, extend the life of products through reuse and stop them from heading straight to landfill. It is important grassroots education around sustainability and environment”


Richard Lovell

Richard Lovell is an Executive Director in the Investment team at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Richard has overall responsibility for the debt markets business at the CEFC, including climate/green bond activity and other aggregation programs for funding. Richard is also responsible for capital management activities relating to the CEFC balance sheet. Richard is chair of the ESG working group for the Australian Securitisation Forum and a member of the Sustainability Advisory Committee of the Australian Unity Green Bond Fund. Prior to joining the CEFC, Richard was an Executive Director in the Structured and Asset Finance business at Westpac Institutional Bank and prior to that worked at Société Générale and Perpetual Trustees. Richard has a Bachelor of Economics from UNSW with a double major in finance and economics.


Dr Kate Ringvall

Dr Kate is a ‘Solutionary’ and is motivated by compassion and justice to address the underlying causes of the entrenched and interconnected problems that face the planet. She has a Masters in Public Policy and a PhD in Planning. Her areas of expertise and interest are in the Circular Economy, Sustainability in Business, Sustainability Branding, Sustainable Urban Planning, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Transport, Transit Orientated Development, and Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. Dr Kate’s sustainability journey started young and has traversed sustainability and now circular economy in all its facets. Dr Kate has worked for governments at all levels, across large corporations and Universities implementing and integrating sustainability principles and practices. She is a Co-founder and Governing Fellow of the Galactic Cooperative in Western Australia and has also Co-founded the Circular Economy consultancy – Ringvall Circularity.

Dr Kar Mei Tang

Dr Kar Mei Tang is the Head of Australia and New Zealand for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. She was previously appointed the first Chief Circular Economist for NSW Circular, a NSW government-funded body and held various senior executive roles in the NSW Government including as Executive Director of Circular Economy with the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment, and Director of Economic Policy in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Prior to joining the NSW public sector, she was Head of Policy and Research with the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (now Australian Investment Council). Kar Mei has a PhD in Economics and is the current Chair of NSW Women in Economics Network, as well as a Council Member of the Economic Society of Australia (NSW).