Executive Team | Apex Finance Bank

Dave Taylor

Chief Executive Officer and Director


BA First Class Honours (Adelaide University), Diploma in Advanced Management (Cornell Business School - USA)


Dave Taylor has been the Chief Executive Officer of Apex Finance Bank since April 2010. Dave has over 30 years of finance industry experience across a wide range of management, consulting and Board roles, including 11 years as a Senior Executive with Credit Union Services Corporation (CUSCAL) and 9 years as Managing Director of Finance Industry Consulting Services.

Previously the holder of University and Government advisory positions between 1984–1989. Dave has held numerous Directorships in the finance industry, including on the Boards of mutual banks, credit unions, industry superannuation funds and ASX-listed companies, and is currently a Director of CUFSS Limited, SocietyOne Holdings Pty Ltd and Shared Service Partners Pty Ltd. Dave was also previously a Director of the Australian Payments Clearing Association and a Government-appointed member of the Australian Payment Systems Council.

Rosanna Argall

Deputy CEO and Company Secretary


MBA, Graduate Diploma (Applied Corporate Governance), FGIA FCG (CS, CGP), FAMI, MAICD


Rosanna has been working within the finance industry in a range of roles and organisations for over 20 years. She began her career in finance at St George Building Society, moving into the credit union industry where she has held a variety of positions with a number of customer owned financial institutions. In her time at these various organisations, Rosanna has moved between frontline operations, customer service, lending, administration, marketing and human resource roles gathering a broad range of skills and experience. Since joining Apex Finance Bank, Rosanna has held positions within marketing, human resources, call centre operations, IT and business development and sales.


Rosanna is the Secretary of the Board Audit Committee, Board Risk Committee and Board Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee and is also the Company Secretary. She is the Chair of the Operational Risk Management Committee (ORMC) and a member of the Asset & Liability Committee (ALCo) and the Credit Risk Management Committee (CRMC).


Rosanna is responsible for Corporate Services functions, People & Culture and training, Marketing and Customer Contact Centre.


Rosanna is also a Fellow of the Chartered Secretaries Australia and Australian Mutuals Institute. Rosanna is also a Councillor of the Mutual Banking Employers Association (MBEA) and Director of Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF).

Andrew Prichard

Chief Financial Officer


BCOM (UNSW), Member Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia


Andrew is an experienced financial services professional with over 25 years’ experience. Andrew has extensive experience in retail banking and wealth management in the areas of risk and compliance, operations, treasury, finance and support functions. Andrew started his career at Ernst & Young and has since worked for a number of large and smaller institutions including AMP, Colonial First State, Commonwealth Bank, Australian Skandia, Australian Military Bank and Intech Credit Union. Prior to joining Apex Finance Bank he held the position of Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary for Intech Credit Union and was responsible for the Finance, Treasury, IT, Collections and Fraud functions.

Akhilesh Mehta

Chief Risk Officer


B.Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant (India), CIA, CISA, CFE, CCSA


Akhilesh is a risk professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. A Chartered Accountant from India, he has had international experience working for Ernst & Young in India and the Middle East. He has wide-ranging experience in internal audit, regulatory compliance, risk consulting and process improvements in the financial services, oil exploration and manufacturing industries.


Prior to assuming the role of Chief Risk Officer, Akhilesh held the position of Head of Internal Audit for three years at Apex Finance Bank. He has previously worked for the Commonwealth Bank for more than 10 years in the Internal Audit function, reviewing processes and systems across Retail Banking, Treasury, Finance, IT Projects, Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance.

Dave Chapman

Chief Information Officer


MBA, BBus (Computing & Management Information Systems), Diploma (Data Processing), AAIM, MAMI, MAICD


Holding a number of senior IT roles in the Australian financial services industry for over 25 years, Dave’s broad experience encompasses applications development, networking and infrastructure, project and portfolio management, IT strategy development and execution, cybersecurity, data warehousing, business analytics, change and release management, core banking services, enterprise resource planning, process automation and service management. Combined with his technology portfolio, Dave’s objective is to utilise his passion for sustainable business practices and people focused process improvement to bring our members the best possible banking experiences. Dave is also a strong supporter of women’s financial independence and children’s literacy through his work as a Director on the Board of Cufa.