Mark McLean

Mark McLean Chartered Accountant, BCom (Acctg), DipGrad (Marketing)

Mark has a financial services industry background spanning more than 25 years. He has held various banking leadership roles in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Netherlands and New Zealand. He was a member of SBS Bank’s executive team for over 10 years before moving into the role of SBS Group CEO in January 2022.

As SBS Group CEO, Mark is responsible for the performance of SBS Bank along with its three subsidiary businesses; Finance Now Ltd, Funds Administration New Zealand Ltd (FANZ) and SBS Insurance. Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accountancy from the University of Otago and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. He is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Directors.



Tim Loan

Tim Loan Chartered Accountant, BCom, DipBusStuds (Information Systems), CMInstD
Chief Financial Officer

Tim is an accountant with 26 years’ experience in the public practice and corporate sectors. He has been SBS Bank’s Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years, having previously held various senior finance roles working for private and state owned companies in Wellington and Invercargill.

As Chief Financial Officer, Tim is responsible for internal and external financial reporting, treasury operations and risk management, legislative and regulatory compliance, property and fleet management.

Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago and a Graduate Diploma in Information Systems. He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He also attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2011.


Hamish Mckenzie 

Hamish Mckenzie  BA (History), LLB
General Manager People and Support

Hamish is a qualified lawyer with more than 27 years’ experience, working in both the public and private sectors. He has extensive HR experience and has held various executive leadership roles in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia and the United Kingdom in both the financial services and retail sectors.

Hamish was appointed General Manager of People and Support in March 2014. He is responsible for maximising the ability of SBS Bank’s people to achieve individual and organisational performance goals and targets. In addition, he is tasked with providing support services to SBS’ member banking activities.

Hamish has a Bachelor of Arts and Law Degree from the University of Otago.

Richard Hutton 

Richard Hutton BAgSci (Agricultural Science) 
Chief Digital and IT Officer

Richard is an experienced Senior Executive and People Manager with significant expertise in Digital and IT financial services. He has spent more than 20 years developing corporate vision and strategy, translating objectives into actionable plans and providing decisive leadership to multi-functional teams.

As the Chief Digital and IT Officer, Richard’s primary focus is to manage and drive digital and IT capability and development across SBS Bank. He also has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Massey University.


Rowena Thompson 
Chief Risk Officer

Rowena has 30 years financial services industry experience. She started as the Group Chief Risk Officer in April 2020, with responsibility for risk management and compliance activities across the Group.

Prior to this, Rowena held various leadership roles across New Zealand and Australia from leading customer facing teams through to delivering risk frameworks at a group level.   

She has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Board of Directors



A J (Joe) O’Connell BCom, FCA, MInstD

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Directors, Joe joined the SBS Bank Board in 2017 and has been chairman since July 2021. He is an experienced director with a financial background that spans many industries such as transportation, concrete, timber processing, exploration piling and drilling, commercial property, fuel distribution and electrical distribution networks.

Joe was Invercargill Airport chairman (2011-2016), overseeing the redevelopment of all land-side and terminal facilities as well as negotiating commercial terms for the company to secure its long-term viability.

He spent six years as general manager of finance for H W Richardson Group and during the past 12 years has focused on directorships and management consulting work with a large amount of time being spent with the K G Richardson group of companies. 

Director: Finance Now Limited
Director: Southsure Assurance Limited
Member: IT Committee
Trustee: SBS Charitable Trust


K J (Kathryn) Ball

K J (Kathryn) Ball   BCom, FCA, CMInstD
Deputy Chair

Kathryn is a chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in public practice. She is currently a self-employed consultant, principally to McIntyre Dick, Business Advisors and Chartered Accountants, and has other advisory role. She is based in Invercargill.

Kathryn was a partner/principal in McIntyre Dick and Partners for many years, and prior to that a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers and Coopers and Lybrand.

A director of SBS Bank since 2006, she has been deputy chair since 2016 and chairs the Audit & Risk Committee. She is also a director of Invercargill Central Ltd. Kathryn has previously been a director of Stadium Southland and was for years a Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) councillor, chairing the Audit & Finance Committee and serving a period as deputy chair. 

Kathryn is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

Trustee: SBS Charitable Trust
Chairperson: Audit and Risk Committee
Member: Board Appointment Committee
Member: IT Committee

G J (Greg) Mulvey

G J (Greg) Mulvey BCom, FCA, FNZIM

Greg is a qualified accountant with 40 years’ experience in the corporate sector including 30 years as general manager of Invercargill Licensing Trust.

Appointed to the SBS Bank Board in 2004, he is chair of both the Remuneration and IT committees and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee as well as a trustee of SBS Charitable Trust. Greg is also a director of Funds Administration New Zealand.

He is a trustee of the Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust, the entity that developed and owns ILT Stadium Southland.

Director: Funds Administration New Zealand Limited
Trustee: SBS Charitable Trust
Chairman: IT Committee
Chairman: Remuneration Committee
Member: Audit and Risk Committee

M J (Mike) Skilling

M J (Mike) Skilling BAgriSci, PGDipBank, CMInstD

Mike joined the SBS Board in August 2014. He is an independent director of various companies spanning funds management, insurance, mortgage broking, dairy/sheep/beef/crop/horticultural farming, consumer finance and early learning/preschool.

Mike has in-depth experience in retail, private, rural and business banking together with insurance, managed funds and finance companies. In previous roles, he has led both the Agribusiness and Business Banking arms of BNZ including Small Business, Medium/Large Business, International Trade, Property, Plant and Machinery Finance and Private Banking.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Chairman: Funds Administration New Zealand Limited
Member: Audit and Risk Committee
Member: Board Appointment Committee



M P (Mark) O’Connor BCom, FCAANZ, FNZIM

Mark is a qualified accountant who has primarily been involved in senior management roles in the New Zealand port sector for more than 25 years. He is the former CEO of  NZX-listed company South Port NZ, a position he held for 18 years.

Appointed to the SBS Board in August 2018, Mark is also chairman of private equity fund Invest South, a director of Calvary Hospital Southland and a member of the Hawthorndale Care Village Project Working Group. He also chairs the Assurance & Risk Committee for NZ Customs and is currently chairman of the Southland Aquaculture Working Group. 

Director: Funds Administration New Zealand Limited
Member: Audit and Risk Committee
Member: Remuneration Committee


K J (Kevin) Murphy CA, FCAANZ, CMInstD

As managing director/CEO of TSB (previously TSB Bank), Kevin oversaw the bank’s ambitious New Zealand-wide growth programme that had a focus on both branch presence and digital offerings.

Appointed to the SBS Board in November 2018, Kevin is also a director of Finance Now, The Public Trust (chairing the Risk Assurance Committee), and Adele Senior Living. He has been a trustee on Venture Taranaki since 2013 and is the current deputy chair, and a board member of the Taranaki Rugby Football Union since 2018.

He has continued to serve his community and has been a long serving board member of  New Plymouth Operatic (also a life member), is a business advisor and life member of Musical Theatre New Zealand, and a committee member of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation.

Director: Finance Now Limited

Sarah Brown BA LLB, CFInstD

Sarah is a former commercial lawyer who is now a professional director and has had extensive governance experience. She was previously on the Southern Institute of Technology Council for 11 years, six of them as Council Chair. She has also served on the Boards of Electricity Invercargill Ltd and PowerNet Ltd.

Appointed to the SBS Board in January 2022, Sarah is currently also on the Boards of PGG Wrightson Ltd and Blue Sky Meats Ltd. Sarah is a passionate Southlander and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the SBS Board.