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, Manuka SA, Rimu SA, Maxwell Farms Limited (and 7 related operating companies), Pascaro Investments Limited, Tainui Group Holdings Limited and Waikato Tainui Fisheries 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 Geerten 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, as Chief Risk Officer Wholesale and Retail, responsible for the risk management function within Rabobank's international operations. He is now Head of Enterprise Risk and Chief Risk Officer of Rabobank. Mr Battjes is also a director of Rabobank New Zealand Limited, GEFR Battjes Investments BV and Rabo Herverzekeringsmaatschappij NV and the Senior Officer Outside Australia for Rabobank Australia Branch.

    Mr Battjes 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.

  • 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.

  • Peter KnoblanchePeter Knoblanche

    Coinciding with his appointment to head up the Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Group, 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 is also Rabobank’s Interim Global Head of Rural. Mr Knoblanche 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. He is also a director of Australian Banking Association 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).

    Since he joined the Managing Board of Rabobank in 2009, Mr Marttin has had a special focus on Rabobank's international Wholesale (ad interim) and Rural banking activities as well as having other responsibilities in respect of Leasing (De Lage Landen), Rabo Partnerships, Sustainability and Climate, F&A knowledge and networks and Rabobank Foundation.

    His other directorships include Rabobank New Zealand Limited, Rabobank International Holding BV, Rabobank North America, the Supervisory Board of De Lage Landen International BV (Chairman), RI Investment Holding BV, the Supervisory Board of Rabobank Foundation and the Shareholders Council of Rabobank Partnerships (Chairman).

    Mr Marttin’s principal activities outside of Rabobank include serving as President of the EACB (European Association of Co-operative Banks) and being a member of the Supervisory Board of ARISE Invest, the International Strategisch Overleg (formerly the Dutch Trade Board) and the Board of Neumann Foundation. He is also First Vice-President of the Executive Team of the American Chamber of Commerce and First Chairman of the Global Steering Committee of the Food Action Alliance.

    Mr Marttin 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 degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree (University Medalist for law) 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 and a Deputy Chair of ASIC.

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

  • Lara YocariniLara Yocarini

    Ms Yocarini joined the Board on 1 December 2020. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Development Studies.

    Ms Yocarini is an experienced executive who has worked across Europe, the United States and Africa, in finance, management consulting and not-for-profit organisations. She joined Rabobank’s Wholesale and Rural business in early 2020 and is currently responsible for driving delivery of its global strategic transformation agenda. Previously, Ms Yocarini was a Managing Director with Natixis CIB and an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company in Paris. Earlier in her career, she worked for the United Nations Development Program in New York. Ms Yocarini is a director of Rabobank New Zealand Limited.

    Ms Yocarini is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance 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 include the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.


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