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About Mutual Marketplace

In 2016, two of the biggest credit unions in Australia, Great Southern Bank (formerly CUA) and People’s Choice (formerly People’s Choice Credit Union), identified the need to maximise efficiencies and entitlements by creating a specialist procurement service body. The result – Mutual Marketplace, the authority in procurement for the Australian credit union industry.

Created by the industry, for the industry, our mandate is to optimise procurement opportunities, apply best practice and deliver savings for the benefit of all members. We enable credit unions to grow and thrive in an increasingly complex, competitive and diverse marketplace. And like you, we put our members first.

Credit unions are founded on the principle that we can achieve more together than we can alone. Our business is a continuation of that ethos. Mutual Marketplace doesn’t just make great business sense; it embodies the purity of purpose of cooperative financial services.

Find out how Allan saved Great Southern Bank $100,000 in printing costs, from a single transaction.

MEET OUR TEAM

LET OUR TEAM OF EXPERIENCED PROCUREMENT EXPERTS WORK FOR YOU!

Our expert team can be engaged as an extension of your existing procurement department so we can work to support you every step of the way.

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Richard Austin

General Manager (MBA)

Proven change management skills, digital innovation and the ability to entrench a single vision of success. Love's scuba diving and can be quite loud at a party.

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Patrick Barron

Head of Procurement

Patrick brings more than 10 years’ experience and is well versed in strategic sourcing and category management focused on driving results for the client and committed to developing proactive stakeholder engagement and collaboration. Born & raised in Canada, Patrick is particularly passionate about the Aussie weather and beaches, and loves live music, travel, a good South Australian red and spending time with his family.

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Nick Humzy-Hancock

General Counsel & Company Secretary

An experienced general counsel and company secretary with a strong professional background delivering strategic legal and governance outcomes across the banking and finance industries. Nick has a strong history of delivering exceptional results, achieved through innovative problem solving, adaptability to changes in circumstances, and his ability to engage people to perform to their potential by providing support and motivation.

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Michelle Ryan

Senior Category Manager

Procurement Professional and Manager, with 20+ years’ experience supporting highly reputable organisations in diverse and dynamic environments, both global and national. Michelle currently specialises in indirect procurement and the development and implementation of innovative procurement strategies. Big fan of the local SA AFL.

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Allan Ho

Senior Category Manager

Managing IT and Finance with over 8 years experience running tenders, consulting and procurement. And he’s pretty quick on the bike.

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Timon Biere

Senior Category Manager

Banking and corporate real estate expert with over 13 years of hands-on experience in strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract management, project leadership and operational excellence. Timon is seeking to complete his list of “1000 places to see in Australia before you die”.

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Preeti Nalavadi

ICT Sourcing Officer

Preeti is a corporate lawyer from India currently working towards admission in South Australia. She has 11+ years of experience in Banking and Finance and she specialises in contracts and corporate law. She is also pursuing her PHD at Adelaide Law School. She loves her fur baby Peanut and is fan of The Voice. She lives with her two kids and a Chef hubby in Adelaide.  Cricket and tennis are her hot favourites!

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Mohamed Ahmed

ICT Sourcing Officer

Mohamed comes with 13 years of experience working in the Telecommunications industry and looking forward to enrich his experience in the IT world.  Mohamed also likes to travel and dreams of visiting many destinations with his family, also passionate about watching movies with a giant popcorn box.

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Nikki Geesing

Category Manager

Procurement and Contracts Professional with over 20 years’ experience within national and global organisations in both Australia and the UK.  Mum of two, with a soft spot for wine and cheese!

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Peta Easton

Property & Leasing Manager

Peta joins the MM team with 25 years‘ experience in the banking industry. The past 10 years of that time spent within the Property and Leasing division negotiating and managing leases on a portfolio including retail, commercial, ATMs and car parking locations. Peta strives to create a successful and friendly team environment and has an eye for working “smarter”.
She brings excellent time management skills which is also utilised on her 3 active sons (including a set of twins!) with their various sporting and extra-curricular activities.

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Rachael Volavola

Contracts Administrator

Mutual experience with over 13 years of hands-on experience within Great Southern Bank (formerly CUA) operations, bringing a wealth of operational knowledge and experience to the team. Rachael strives to educate and inform on the rich Fijian culture.

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Rebecca Bell

Property & Procurement Administrator

Rebecca has several years of experience in business administration and support across multiple industry sectors. Born in NZ she is a passionate All Blacks supporter and loves a good picnic.

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Rahul Dev

ICT Sourcing Officer

A determined IT service professional with 6+ years’ experience largely in to consulting and Contract Management focused in developing and implementing IT strategies, Rahul holds MBA from Northampton University, UK. When not glued to a computer or mobile screen, he spends time roaming around the city and finding best bistro dishes.

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Natasha Bond

Procurement Administrator

Over 15 years' experience in AP and brings a lot of knowledge about all things AP to Mutual Marketplace. Tash loves Netflix and Stan and is our go-to person for all new shows.

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Suzanne McCormick

Sourcing Officer

Suzanne is a Procurement Specialist with over 19 years’ experience spanning Oil & Gas, Mining, State Government, and Manufacturing sectors, in the areas of strategic sourcing, local procurement and supply chain improvement.  Suzanne excels at enlisting co-operation across an organisation and supply base, to facilitate integrated supply chain and community project outcomes.

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Ruby So

In-House Counsel

Ruby has over six years post-admission experience as a lawyer specialising in leasing and commercial property acquisition. She enjoys yoga, playing the piano and is a tea enthusiast.

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Reaylene Woolley

Head of Finance

Manages the finance function and has more than 15 years experience in leading ASX listed Finance teams. Enjoys dealing with the challenges of growth companies. Reaylene loves travelling and is always planning her next trip.

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Sue Sheridan

Finance & Customer Support Officer

With more than 25 years experience across AP, AR, Payroll and Administration, Sue brings a lot of knowledge to the team. Sue is our trivia buff and has represented SA twice in National competitions.

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Jessica Ward

Finance & Customer Support Officer

Jess brings over 5 years experience in the Finance industry to the team. She enjoys travelling and is a beach enthusiast.

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Dana Forrest

Corporate Accountant

Dana has over 10 years of experience in both financial and management accounting across several industries. She enjoys travelling, baking and trying new restaurants.

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Will Kluck

Project Specialist

Will brings to the team a diverse and experienced skill set in project management, process improvement, change management and business optimisation. If Will isn’t working he’ll be rock climbing.
 
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Sam Glosko

IT Systems Administrator

Sam brings a breadth of experience in IT operations and projects to the team. He enjoys video games and cooking.

Learn more about how your business can benefit from intelligent procurement strategies by booking a meeting with one of our procurement experts.