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About CoINVEST

Executive Team

The CoINVEST Executive Team consists of Chief Officer, General Manager, and specialist roles.

CoINVEST’s organisational structure has been designed to encompass a ‘whole of business’ approach in the way we support the business and deliver our services.  This structure is supported by the Executive Team to ensure that the organisation is meeting its strategic goals in providing a great experience for members.

The Executive Team members are:

Team Member Title
Craig Bell Chief Executive Officer
Darren McConnell Chief Financial and Investment Officer
Adam Cusack General Manager, Membership Services
David Lang General Manager, Technology and Innovation
Carly Hendon General Manager, People and Culture
Catryn Tuckwell General Counsel, Legal and Compliance

Executive Profiles


Craig Bell

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Craig has over 30 years in finance related roles, across a variety of industries including investment banking, state government, and member-based organisations.  He is also the Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Before joining CoINVEST in September 2021, Craig was the CEO at Foresters Financial, one of Australia’s largest member-owned friendly societies that offers a range of investment and insurance products.  Prior to this, Craig was the CFO for the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Craig is passionate about creating member-centric organisations. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

 


Darren McConnell

Chief Finance and Investment Officer

Darren joined CoINVEST in May 2022.  His finance and investment background has seen him hold senior and executive positions at prominent institutions, most recently as Chief Financial Officer at the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

 


Adam Cusack

General Manager, Membership Services

Adam joined CoINVEST in June 2020 and leads the membership and operations functions for the Fund.

Adam came to CoINVEST from Incolink where he had executive roles as General Manager Member Experience and Special Projects Executive. Prior to that, Adam had senior roles at Origin Energy in Solar and Retail Operations and customer experience at ANZ Bank.

Adam is a senior customer experience and digital transformation leader with expertise across operational leadership, strategy, human-centred design, program delivery and business redesign. He has a background in Banking, Insurance, Trust Administration and retail Energy experience.

 


David Lang

General Manager, Technology and Innovation

David joined CoINVEST in February 2022 and has over 10 years of experience in IT senior roles across automotive, manufacturing, engineering, and motorsport industries, as well as not for profit, membership, and charity organisations.

He has an extensive background of leading teams, digital transformation, ERP implementation, cloud platform, security, and application implementation.

With previous senior IT roles at Movember and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, David is a hands on IT manager with experience in implementing effective solutions across the whole of ITC infrastructure and business applications.

 


Carly Hendon

General Manager, People and Culture

Carly joined CoINVEST in June 2022 and has a robust background in senior people and culture roles, most recently at Honan Insurance, Winc, and BP among others.

With over 13 years of experience in solutions-focused human resources projects, Carly is passionate about driving strategic and operational results in performance, engagement and change across all areas of CoINVEST.

 


Catryn Tuckwell

General Counsel, Legal and Compliance

Catryn has an extensive background as a commercial lawyer and company secretary. Prior to joining CoINVEST in May 2022, she has previously held General Counsel roles at Arts Centre Melbourne, Scope, and Asahi brands.

Combining her legal skills and commercial acumen, Catryn is an experienced and proven business partner to senior management, with strengths in managing day-to-day legal risk, supporting transactions and strategic projects, and improving governance across the entire business.