Key New Appointments for LLL Board
LLL are pleased to announce the appointment of several key members of the LLL Board.
Current Vice Chair, Steven Podlich has been appointed as Chair. Mr Podlich has more than 30
years at Westpac in commercial banking and has been an LLL Director since 2015.
Appointed to the Board in 2022, fellow Director David Kalisch takes the role of Vice Chair. Mr
Kalisch has 40 years’ experience in various Australian Government agencies, including CEO of the
Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Experienced Senior Executive, Board Chair and Director Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds has joined the
Ms Rantanen Reynolds is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Public
Trustee. She was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Treasury and
Finance and held the same role at Statewide Super.
Mr Podlich said the Board will remain committed to responsible and prudent corporate governance
in its service to customers.
“LLL provides business and financial support to Lutheran schools, aged care facilities and churches
and offers a range of savings accounts to individuals with no fees or charges,” Mr Podlich said.
“We welcome Nicolle as a great addition to the Board. She brings exceptional skills in financial
management across government, financial services, sport, aged care and not-for-profit sectors.
She will help us ensure we continue to provide excellent service to all customers and safeguard the
interests of depositors.”
Last year, Non-Executive Director of Qudos Mutual Bank Andrew Leithhead was appointed as
Director. The Board is actively recruiting to further diversify its strong financial skill set.
“We look forward to further strengthening our partnerships with Lutheran entities to build their
assets and continue our support for individual customers,” said Mr Podlich.
He thanked retiring Chair Graeme Huf for 23 years of faithful service to the Board as well as
outgoing Directors Andrew Leslie and Ron Asquith.
“Graeme has been a driving force behind LLL’s growth and success, providing exceptional
leadership during periods of change, including embracing digital technologies,” he said.
Graeme’s stewardship has built a strong foundation of missional support for the Lutheran Church.
As we welcome the new Board, we look forward to the strength of their leadership to further
advance the Word of God around Australia.
For more information about LLL and its Board of Directors, please visit lll.org.au/about/our-people
Yours in Christ,
LLL Australia, CEO
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