Board of Directors

Dr Nicholas Pappas AM Chairman of the Board of Directors

Nicholas is a Sydney lawyer in private practice. In addition to his role as Board Chairman, he serves on the Bank's Audit & Remuneration Committees. He is Chairman of South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited ('the Rabbitohs'), and South Sydney Members Rugby League Club Limited. He also serves on the Boards of the Steve Waugh Foundation – Australia, the Hellenic Club Limited and Melbourne's Hellenic Museum. Dr. Pappas is the Honorary Secretary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council and a Trustee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust. He was appointed to the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 for services to the Arts, Rugby League & the Greek-Australian community.

Dr Nicholas Pappas AM

Nicholas is a Sydney lawyer in private practice. In addition to his role as Board Chairman, he serves on the Bank's Audit & Remuneration Committees. He is Chairman of South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited ('the Rabbitohs'), and South Sydney Members Rugby League Club Limited. He also serves on the Boards of the Steve Waugh Foundation – Australia, the Hellenic Club Limited and Melbourne's Hellenic Museum. Dr. Pappas is the Honorary Secretary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council and a Trustee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust. He was appointed to the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 for services to the Arts, Rugby League & the Greek-Australian community.

Ben Edney Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee

Ben is Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee. Mr. Edney is an accomplished finance industry expert with 30 years domestic and international experience with National Australia Bank and KPMG in advisory, risk and restructuring. In addition to his directorship with Bank of Sydney, Mr. Edney is also chairman of Nimble Money Limited as well as Williams Holdings Limited in New Zealand and Managing Director of Lempriere Capital.

Ben Edney

Ben is Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee. Mr. Edney is an accomplished finance industry expert with 30 years domestic and international experience with National Australia Bank and KPMG in advisory, risk and restructuring. In addition to his directorship with Bank of Sydney, Mr. Edney is also chairman of Nimble Money Limited as well as Williams Holdings Limited in New Zealand and Managing Director of Lempriere Capital.

Nikolas Hatzistergos Chairman of the Board Audit Committee

Nikolas is the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee. He is also Managing Director of William Buck (NSW) Pty Ltd and Chairman of William Buck Limited. He is President of the Hellenic Club Limited and a Director at St Basil’s Homes. He is a Director of the Management Board and Member of the Governing Council of Praxity (AISBL). He is also a Director and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee for South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited.

Nikolas Hatzistergos

Nikolas is the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee. He is also Managing Director of William Buck (NSW) Pty Ltd and Chairman of William Buck Limited. He is President of the Hellenic Club Limited and a Director at St Basil’s Homes. He is a Director of the Management Board and Member of the Governing Council of Praxity (AISBL). He is also a Director and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee for South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited.

The Hon Steve Bracks AC Independant Non-Executive Director

Steve was Premier of Victoria for eight years. He now advises several leading Australian finance and service sector corporations. Mr. Bracks also holds two major honorary positions: as an Adviser to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste and Honorary Chair of The Union Education Foundation. He is Chairman of the superannuation fund Cbus; Chairman of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers; Chairman of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Trust; and Chairman of Victory Offices. He is also a member of the Australian Republican Movement’s Republican Advisory Panel (RAP); and, the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance(WoMEDA).

The Hon Steve Bracks AC

Steve was Premier of Victoria for eight years. He now advises several leading Australian finance and service sector corporations. Mr. Bracks also holds two major honorary positions: as an Adviser to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste and Honorary Chair of The Union Education Foundation. He is Chairman of the superannuation fund Cbus; Chairman of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers; Chairman of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Trust; and Chairman of Victory Offices. He is also a member of the Australian Republican Movement’s Republican Advisory Panel (RAP); and, the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance(WoMEDA).

Gregory Gav Independant Non-Executive Director

Gregory is Director of Mars Property Group.

Gregory Gav

Gregory is Director of Mars Property Group.

Sarkis Nassif Non-Executive Director

Sarkis has over 35 years of experience in property investment, development, and construction. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Holdmark Property Group, a private company that is one of Sydney’s most trusted and respected property groups. In 2019 Sarkis was awarded the prestigious Ethnic Business Awards accolade for best medium to large business, and in 2017 he was awarded the Property Person of the Year by the highly regarded property industry body, Urban Taskforce. His philanthropic interests include the John Paul Foundation, which Sarkis founded and Holdmark supports, to assist children and families facing hardship due to illness, tragedy, or adversity. He is also a donor to Westmead Children’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, the Warrah foundation and numerous other community organisations.

Sarkis Nassif

Sarkis has over 35 years of experience in property investment, development, and construction. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Holdmark Property Group, a private company that is one of Sydney’s most trusted and respected property groups. In 2019 Sarkis was awarded the prestigious Ethnic Business Awards accolade for best medium to large business, and in 2017 he was awarded the Property Person of the Year by the highly regarded property industry body, Urban Taskforce. His philanthropic interests include the John Paul Foundation, which Sarkis founded and Holdmark supports, to assist children and families facing hardship due to illness, tragedy, or adversity. He is also a donor to Westmead Children’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, the Warrah foundation and numerous other community organisations.

Fouad Chaker Non-Executive Director

Fouad is also the Chief Commercial Banking Officer at Bank of Beirut, with more than 35 years of banking experience.

Fouad Chaker

Fouad is also the Chief Commercial Banking Officer at Bank of Beirut, with more than 35 years of banking experience.

Roger Dagher Non-Executive Director

Roger is also the Group Chief Financial Officer at Bank of Beirut, with more than 25 years of banking experience.

Roger Dagher

Roger is also the Group Chief Financial Officer at Bank of Beirut, with more than 25 years of banking experience.

John Elisher Head of Legal & Compliance / Company Secretary

John joined Bank of Sydney in May 2019 and was appointed as a company secretary in August 2019. In addition to being a company secretary, John leads the legal and compliance teams in his role as Head of Legal & Compliance.

John commenced his legal career in private practice working for a multidisciplinary firm. He more recently worked in federal government agencies in multiple executive roles. John holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce & Law and a Master of Laws.

John Elisher

John joined Bank of Sydney in May 2019 and was appointed as a company secretary in August 2019. In addition to being a company secretary, John leads the legal and compliance teams in his role as Head of Legal & Compliance.

John commenced his legal career in private practice working for a multidisciplinary firm. He more recently worked in federal government agencies in multiple executive roles. John holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce & Law and a Master of Laws.