Rabobank Australia Limited - Directors
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Rabobank Australia Limited - Directors

  • Rabobank director Sir Henry van der HeydenSir Henry van der Heyden, DCNZM (Chairman)

    Sir Henry van der Heyden joined the Board on 23 March 2012 and was appointed its Chairman on 29 November 2017.

    Sir Henry graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. He was a founding director of Fonterra Co-operative Group from the Co-operative's establishment in 2001 and held the role of Chairman from 2002 to 2012. Sir Henry was awarded New Zealand Herald Business Person of the Year in 2007, New Zealand Chairman of the Year in 2012 and the prestigious Rabobank Leadership Award in 2015.

    Sir Henry has directorships with Foodstuffs North Island Limited, Foodstuffs New Zealand Limited, Independent Egg Producers Co-operative Limited, Manuka SA, Rimu SA, Maxwell Farms Limited (and 7 related operating companies), Pascaro Investments Limited, Tainui Group Holdings Limited, Waikato Tainui Fisheries Limited and WHGP Limited. He is also a director of a number of his own family businesses.

    Sir Henry is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • Geerten BattjesGeerten Battjes

    Mr Battjes joined the Board on 28 May 2015. He holds an honours degree in Econometrics from the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

    Mr Battjes joined Rabobank in 2009 and was responsible for the risk management function within Rabobank's international operations. He is now Rabobank's Chief Risk Officer, Wholesale and Rural. Mr Battjes is also a director of Rabobank New Zealand Limited, GEFR Battjes Investments BV and Rabo Herverzekeringsmaatschappij NV.

    Mr Battjes is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • James FazzinoJames Fazzino

    Mr Fazzino joined the Board on 11 May 2020. He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and is a fellow of CPA Australia.

    Mr Fazzino held senior executive roles with Incitec Pivot Limited in the period 2003 to 2017 including being its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2017. He is currently a director of Tassal Group Limited and Australia’s leading energy infrastructure group, APA Group. Mr Fazzino is the Chair of Implant Solutions Pty Limited (Osteon Medical) and Manufacturing Australia.

    Mr Fazzino is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • Rabobank Director Christine FeldmanisChristine Feldmanis

    Ms Feldmanis joined the Board on 1 September 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

    Ms Feldmanis is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Trustee Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Practising Accountant.

    Ms Feldmanis serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards including Bell Asset Management Limited, Bell Financial Group Limited, FIIG Securities Limited, Omni Bridgeway Limited and Utilities Trust of Australia. She has also previously held executive positions with Deloitte, Elders Finance, Bankers Trust, NSW Treasury Corporation and Treasury Group Investment Services.

    Ms Feldmanis is Chair of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • Peter KnoblanchePeter Knoblanche

    Coinciding with his appointment as CEO Rabobank Australia and Regional Manager of Region Australia, New Zealand, Mr Knoblanche joined the Board on 1 July 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Wollongong University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Mr Knoblanche is a member of Rabobank’s global Management Team for Wholesale and Rural and is responsible for the Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Region in his capacity of Regional Manager, Australia and New Zealand Region and CEO Rabobank Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in both wholesale and rural banking, having held positions with various Australian and international banks. Mr Knoblanche joined Rabobank in 1996 and has held several management roles within Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Group. Prior to his current role, Mr Knoblanche was Deputy CEO of Rabobank Australia and the Deputy Managing Director of Rabobank Australia and New Zealand and had led Rabobank’s Australian rural banking operations for 10 years.

    Mr Knoblanche is the Chairman of Rabo Australia Limited, Graincorp Pools Pty Limited, Rabo Equipment Finance Limited and Soft Commodity Trading Pty Limited.

  • Bernardus (Berry) Jacobus MarttinBernardus (Berry) Jacobus Marttin

    Mr Marttin joined the Board on 26 November 2010. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business).

    Mr Marttin is a member of the Managing Board of Rabobank and Co-Chairman of Rabobank's global Management Team Wholesale and Rural. Mr Marttin has been with Rabobank since 1990. He has extensive experience as an international banker in both wholesale and rural banking. His other directorships include Rabobank New Zealand Limited, Rabobank International Holding BV, Rabobank North America, De Lage Landen International BV, RI Investment Holding BV, Arise BV, Rabobank Foundation and Rabobank Partnerships. Mr Marttin is also a member on the boards of International Strategisch Overleg (formerly the Dutch Trade Board) and the Neumann Stiftung Foundation. He is also First Vice-President of the Executive Team, American Chamber of Commerce and a member of the EACB (European Association of Co-operative Banks).

    Mr Marttin is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • Jan (Sander) Alexander PruijsJan (Sander) Alexander Pruijs

    Mr Pruijs was re-appointed to the Board on 24 May 2016 – having previously served as a director from 26 November 2010 to 27 August 2014. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. In 2013, he successfully completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

    Mr Pruijs is currently Global Head of Rural Banking of Rabobank, which includes responsibility for banking activities in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil, North America and Indonesia.

    Mr Pruijs has more than 35 years of experience as a banker. He started his banking career in 1984 at ABN Amro Bank, the Netherlands, and assumed a number of senior positions in the areas of Global Clients, Corporate and Investment Banking, Risk Management and Financial Markets. He joined Rabobank in 2008 as a member of the Managing Board of Rabobank International responsible for Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and later for Poland.

    He holds a number of leadership roles at Rabobank which include being the President Commissioner of the Board of Commissioners for Rabobank Indonesia and a director of Rabobank New Zealand. He is also a member of Rabobank’s Management Team Wholesale and Rural.

    Mr Pruijs is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • Jillian Segal AOJillian Segal AO

    Ms Segal joined the Board on 12 March 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Law (University Medalist for law) degree from the University of NSW and has a Master of Law from Harvard University. In 2019, Ms Segal was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO). She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Ms Segal holds a number of non-executive positions including Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA). Ms Segal is a member of the Council of the Order of Australia, a member of the International supervisory Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and a trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust. She is also a director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Grattan Institute. Previously, Ms Segal was a director of National Australia Bank and the Australian Securities Exchange. She was also Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

    Ms Segal is Chair of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

Company Secretaries

Gregory Kelly

Mr Kelly has been a Company Secretary for the Bank since October 1996. He holds degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of NSW. Mr Kelly is the Regional General Counsel and Group Company Secretary for Rabobank Australia and New Zealand. His memberships include the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, Institute of Company Secretaries (Fellow) and Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Fellow).


Jeffrey Davis

Mr Davis has been a Company Secretary for the Bank since September 2006. He holds degrees in Law and Economics from Macquarie University. Mr Davis is the Head Counsel of Group Legal for Rabobank Australia. His membership includes the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.


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