Chairperson & Independent Director

Rowan has many years of experience in insurance, including being Chief Actuary at Suncorp for 18 years and holding senior executive roles at Suncorp. He has extensive board experience, across finance, insurance, superannuation and statutory schemes. He currently serves on five (5) other boards and advisory committees including three APRA regulated in the life insurance and general insurance industries. He has had significant experience in dealing with the mutual interests of members of funds. Rowan was Responsible Manager for a mutual discretionary trust, from 2013 to 2018.


Independent Director

Melinda has experience as a non-executive director, including audit and risk committee chair roles, in funds management, property, risk and compliance from more than 12 difference board roles. Her background includes investment banking at Grant Samuel, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs and as a corporate lawyer at Freehills. She has extensive investment management governance experience including with MLC Limited, NABInvest, Mercer Investment Management and ASX listed investment companies.


Independent Director & Member Representative

Chris is the Archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of North Queensland.  He also represents the diocese on a number of other boards including the Trinity Anglican School in Cairns.


CEO & Director

Charlie has over 25 years experience in General Insurance in Australia and is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia.  He is the designated CEO of Our Ark Mutual on behalf of the Board and the CEO of Picnic Labs. Prior to Picnic, Charlie was Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary for Youi Pty Ltd, from 2008 to 2017. He has extensive experience in all aspects of insurance operation, pricing, underwriting, product design, reinsurance, capital and financial management.



Mark has over 20 years experience in business, technology, finance and start-ups.  He is passionate about reimagining and recreating business models with the customer as the focus. He is the founder of Picnic and was previously the founder of Articulate, a technology adoption consultancy. Mark is also one of the Founding Non-Executive Directors of the Sanfilippo Children's Foundation.

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