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Elaine Carbines joins the regions benchmark in ethical banking

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Elaine Carbines joins AWA Alliance Bank as a Director of the Board.  Elaine, currently CEO of G21, brings with her a wealth of experience in politics and community initiatives. She has always been engaged with the community solving local issues from environmental to social, always with a purpose to make Geelong a better place to live.

Elaine’s career has been diverse. She worked as a humanities teacher in Victorian State Schools during the 80s and 90s before entering State Parliament.  She currently holds the following positions:

  • Chair, Geelong Workforce Development Centre Advisory Committee
  • Deputy Chair, Barwon Water Board
  • Director, Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria Branch
  • Director, G Force Board
  • Member, Barwon South West Regional Development Australia Committee
  • Member, Barwon Region Partnership
  • Member, Funds for the Future Board
  • Member, Great Ocean Road Taskforce

Elaine spoke of her excitement to join AWA with its long history of serving the Geelong community. “I am particularly impressed by the financial support that AWA Alliance Bank gives to important local philanthropic organisations such as the Give Where You Live Foundation and also many sporting clubs including Basketball Geelong and the East Belmont Cricket Club.

Being the first woman director of AWA Alliance Bank, I hope to bring a new perspective to the board by contributing to its future growth, building on its highly regarded membership services and expanding its partnerships with the community.”

Chairman of the Board Peter Richardson is pleased to welcome Elaine to AWA. “Her experience working with community partners will add an extra dimension to the current board. Elaine is very well connected in the Geelong community and is very passionate about the region. We see this as a perfect fit with our vision and values.”

AWA is thrilled to welcome Elaine to help contribute to our vision of significantly contributing to an improved and sustainable future for our members and local communities.

AWA Alliance Bank